• April
Festival summer of the Perm orchestra

This summer the Perm Opera and Ballet Theatre orchestra musicAeterna conducted by Teodor Currentzis will take part in three outstanding European festivals. Beethoven’s symphonies performed by Perm musicians will be hears in London, Salzburg and Bremen. At one of the most prestigious parade of the academical music — the Salzburg Festival — the orchestra will perform the whole cycle of symphonies. 

Tomorrow, on the 28th of July, the orchestra musicAeterna conducted by Teodor Currentzis will perform the 2nd and the 5th symphonies by Ludwig van Beethoven at one of the biggest musical festivals of Great Britain — BBC Proms. The festival was found in 1895 and it notable for a high level of concert programs with the participation of top ranked musicians of our age. Traditionally from the middle of the previous century it has been taking place at one of the most prestigious concert venues of the world — Royal Albert Hall.  

“Beethoven, but not as you know it. One of the boldest, most exhilarating new voices in classical music, Greek-Russian conductor Teodor Currentzis, and his period-instrument ensemble MusicAeterna are together ripping up the classical rulebook with thrilling, award-winning results.” — This is how Perm orchestra is presented on the festival’s website.

BBC Radio 3 will air the concert live. The beginning is on the 28th of July at 7:30 pm on the radio’s website.

The orchestra musicAeterna conducted by Teodor Currentzis will perform the whole cycle of Beethoven’s symphonies in the middle of August at the Salzburg Festival. Perm musician, having had a great success at the festival with the concert program and the opera “La Clemenza di Tito” staged by Peter Sellars that opened the main — opera program the last year, this year will give five concerts in the midst of the festival. The cycle will be opened on the 15th of August with the 9th Symphony. The concert will feature the musicAeterna choir and the choir-resident of the festival Salzburger Bachchor.

Markus Hinterhäuser, Artistic Director of the Salzburg Festival:

— Teodor Currentzis is so gifted, he delves so deeply into comprehension of a composer, that, in my opinion, now is the right moment for his Beethoven cycle. I have heard some performances of these cycles for the recent years. They were not very interesting. While there is so much life in Currentzis’ interpretations, that today it’s well within his powers. I’m sure that Currentzis with his orchestra in Salzburg with Beethoven’s symphonies is something special (Colta)

For the last 25 years there were two performances of all symphonies by Beethoven: in 1994 by Chamber orchestra of Europe conducted by Nikolaus Harnoncourt and in 2009 by Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen conducted by Paavo Järvi.

The 5th Symphony by Beethoven will also be performed by Perm musicians on the 25th of August at the opening of the Bremen Music Festival.