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Odessa Classics 2021 Programme


Detailed programme of the 7th International Music Festival 2 – 11 & 24 June, 2021 was announced


2 June, 19:00

Odesa Opera House

Haifa Symphony Orchestra
Benjamin Yusupov (conductor)
Lucas Debargue (piano)

  • Verdi Overture from opera “The Force of Destiny”
  • Mendelssohn Symphony No.4 in A major, Op.90 “Italian”
  • Mozart Mozart – Piano Concerto No.23 in A major (K.488)

Soloist – Lucas Debargue (France)


3 June, 19:00

Odesa Philharmonic

Haifa Symphony Orchestra
Benjamin Yusupov (conductor)
Maria Solozobova (violin)

  • B. Yusupov “Voices of Violin” Concerto No.2 for Violin and Orchestra
  • Saint-Saëns The Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso Op.28
  • Brahms Symphony No.1 in C-minor, Op.68
  • Concerto No.2 for Violin and Orchestra (“Voices of violin”) Dedicated to Vadim Repin
  • Commissioned by Trans-Siberian Art Festival 2014, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France and Berliner Symphoniker.

4 June, 21:00 – Open-air

Potemkin Stairs

The National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine 
Volodymyr Sirenko (art director & chief conductor)
Alexey Botvinov (piano)

  • Rossini Overture from the “Magpie thief” opera
  • Yuri Shevchenko Suite from the “Zaporozhets on the Danube” ballet – based on Gulak-Artemovsky’s opera.
  • Skoryk “Melody”

A winner’s performance from the 4th Ukrainian competition of young pianists in memory of Serafima Mogilevskaya

  • Tchaikovsky Concerto No.1

Soloist – Alexei Botvinov


5 June, 19:00

Odesa Philharmonic

Brussels Chamber Orchestra
Michael Guttman (conductor, artistic director)
Jing Zhao (cello)

  • Brahms Scherzo op.posth. Arr. Villuendas
  • Paganini Andante from Violin Concerto N.4. Arr. Villuendas
  • Airat Ichmuratov Concerto for violin and cello with orchestra. World premiere
  • Rachmaninov “Vocalise” for cello and orchestra. Arr. Guttman
  • Piazzolla “Grand Tango”. Arr. for cello and orchestra Villuendas Concerto para quintetto. Arr. Villuendas
  • Grapelli “Rols”. Arr. Villuendas

6 June, 19:00

Odesa Philharmonic

Matthias Goerne (baritone) 
Alexey Botvinov (piano)

  • Schubert Winterreise (Winter Journey) song cycle, Op.89

7 June, 20:00

Green Theater

Mikhail Shishkin and Alexey Botvinov

  • An Evening of Music and Literature “Rachmaninov. First comes death, then comes life” project

8 June, 19:00

Odesa Philharmonic

Sebastian Knauer (piano)
Odessa National Philharmonic Orchestra
Hobart Earle (conductor)

  • Beethoven Symphony No.7 Performed by the Odessa National Philharmonic Orchestra Conductor – Hobart Earle
  • Arash Safayan Fantasy for piano and orchestra “This is (not) Beethoven” Performed by Sebastian Knauer and the Odessa National Philharmonic Orchestra Conductor – Hobart Earle

9 June, 19:00

Odesa Philharmonic

Zurich Chamber Orchestra 
Daniel Hope (violin, artistic director)
Alexey Botvinov (piano)

  • Alfred Schnittke “Suite in the old style”
  • Alfred Schnittke Sonata No.1 for violin and piano
  • Alfred Schnittke “Tango in a madhouse”
  • Alfred Schnittke Polka
  • Tchaikovsky Serenade for string orchestra in C major in 4 movements

10 June, 19:00

Odesa Opera House

Zurich Chamber Orchestra 
Daniel Hope (violin, artistic director)

  • Elgar Serenade
  • Mendelssohn Violin Concerto in D minor
  • Silvestrov “The Quiet music”
  • Elgar Introduction et Allegro, Op.47

11 June, 19:00

Odesa Philharmonic

Zurich Chamber Orchestra 
Daniel Hope (violin, artistic director)
Alexey Botvinov (piano)

  • Dvořák Serenade
  • Tan Dun Double Concerto for Violin, Piano and Orchestra. European premiere. The work was commissioned by the ODESSA CLASSICS Festival and the San Francisco New Century Orchestra.
  • Gershwin Song suite – Arr. Paul Bateman

24 June, 19:00

Odesa Opera House

Evgeny Kissin (piano)

  • Berg Sonata
  • Khrennikov Dance, Op.5 No.3 5 pieces, Op.2
  • Gershwin 3 preludes
  • Chopin Nocturne in B major, Op.62, No.1
  • Chopin Impromptu in A-flat major, Op.29
  • Chopin Impromptu in F sharp major, Op.36
  • Chopin Impromptu in G flat major, Op.51
  • Chopin Scherzo No.1 in B minor
  • Chopin Polonaise No.6 in A-flat major