Rachmaninoff Festival in Petrozavodsk 2023

The Petrozavodsk State Glazunov Conservatoire, the Karelian State Philharmonic, the Musical Theatre of the Republic of Karelia combined their resources and efforts for “My Rachmaninoff” Festival in the beginning of April 2023. The event is devoted to the 150th anniversary of the birth of the prominent Russian composer.

Programs of the seven festival concerts will cover wide range of musical genres including symphonic pieces, cantatas, piano concertos and romances by Sergei Rachmaninoff. The Festival Opening was arranged at the Petrozavodsk State Glazunov Conservatoire on March 31, 2023. There were several famous pieces by Rachmaninoff presented under the direction of conductor Aleksei Kubyshkin - Piano Concerto No.1 in F-sharp minor, Op.1, soloist Alexander Lubiantsev (piano), and Cantata ‘Spring’ for baritone, choir and orchestra, Op.20, soloist Sergei Chekulaev (baritone).

The Festival Finale takes place at the Karelian State Philharmonic on April 11, 2023 when the academic choir of the Petrozavodsk State Glazunov Conservatoire performs the choral symphony ‘Kolokola’ (The Bells) by Rachmaninoff along with the Philharmonic Orchestra of the Karelian State Philharmonic under the direction of Maestro Anatoly Rybalko.