Next Festival
10 - 23 August 2020
Odessa,
Ukraine
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ODESSA CLASSICS 2020 PROGRAM

 

 

6th International Music Festival
10 - 23 August 2020

 

 

 


Concert program

 


 

10 August, 19:00
rescheduled from 8 June
Odesa Opera House

 

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YEN HAN BALLET COMPANY ZURICH

Alexey Botvinov (solo piano)


Mozart "Adagio" choreography Heinz Spoerli
Arvo Pärt "Blue Light" choreography Heinz Spoerli, violin - Myroslava Kotorovych
Bach "Me Time" choreography Yen Han
Chopin "Nocturnes" choreography Heinz Spoerli
Glass "Orphee et Eurydice" choreography Filipe Portugal

 

Artists
Yen Han, Filipe Portugal, Flavio Salamanka, Marcia Jacqueline, Tigran Mkrtchyan, Tara Brodin

 


 

11 August, 19:00
rescheduled from 9 June
The program was changed!
Odesa Philharmonic

 

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Pietro De Maria


PIETRO DE MARIA (piano)

CHOPIN
Ballade no. 1 op. 23 in G minor
Nocturne op. 55 no. 2 in E flat major
Valse op. 18 in E flat major
Valse op. 42 in A flat major
Valse op. 64 no. 1 in D flat major
Scherzo no. 4 op. 54 in E major

TCHAIKOVSKY/PLETNEV
From the Nutcracker Suite:
- March
- Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy
- Chinese Dance
- Andante maestoso (Pas de deux)

LISZT
- From: Soirées de Vienne, 9 Valses-Caprices d'après Schubert: No. 6 in A minor
- From Années de Pèlerinage, Deuxième Année, Italie: Sonetto 104 del Petrarca
- From Grandes Etudes de Paganini, S141: No. 3 in G sharp minor ("La Campanella")

 

 

 

 


 

12 August, 20:00
Green Theater

 

 

KARABAS

 

ALexey Botvinov and Burhan Ocal

 

Special project of the Odessa Classics and the Green Theater


Alexey Botvinov (piano)
Burhan Öçal (percussion)


«Reloaded - 2»


In 2010 Alexey Botvinov and Burhan Öçal started the "Goldberg. Reloaded" project. It was a revolutionary attempt to rethink Bach’s eternal music, combining it with the ethnorhythms of the East and lighting special effects. Öçal and Botvinov played 20 concerts on the most famous stages of the world, including Istanbul, Paris, Zurich, Basel, Abu Dhabi ans Jazz Festival in Montreux. 6 concerts were performed for Ukrainian audience.

In 2018, Öçal and Botvinov teamed up again for the "Reloaded-2" project.

This time, they took cult masterpieces of Bach, Beethoven, Rachmaninoff, Prokofiev and Mussorgsky.


In programm

Bach - The "Well-Tempered Clavier", Book I:
                    Prelude and Fugue in C minor, BWV 847
                    Prelude and Fugue in D minor, BWV 851
Bach - Aria and 5 variations from the "Goldberg Variations"

Beethoven - Sonata No. 8 op.13 "Sonata Pathétique", part 1

Mussorgsky - "Pictures at an Exhibition":
                    "The Old Castle
                    "Cattle"
                    "Ballet of Unhatched Chicks"
                    "Catacombs (Roman Tomb)"
                    "The Hut on Hen's Legs (Baba Yaga)"

Rachmaninoff - Prelude in G minor No.5 op.23

Prokofiev - Sonata No. 7, part 3

 

 



 

14 August, 19:00
rescheduled from 3 June
Odesa Opera House

 

All tickets purchased for the concert on June 3 are valid

 

 

 


AIR – A BAROQUE JOURNEY


Daniel Hope (violin)
 
Simos Papanas (violin)
Nicola Mosca (cello)
Emanuele Forni (luthe)
Naoki Kitaya (harpsichord)
Michael Metzler (percussion)

 

Music by Baroque Composers
Antonio Vivaldi / Diego Ortiz / Georg Friedrich Haendel /
Andrea Falconieri / Johann Paul von Westhoff / Nicola Matteis /
Jean-Marie Leclair /Marco Ucelini

 


 

15 August, 19:00
rescheduled from 5 June
Odesa Opera House

 

All tickets purchased for the concert on June 5 are valid

 

 


RECITAL

Daniel Hope (violin)

Alexey Botvinov (piano)

 

Valentyn Silvestrov   "Pastorales 2020"
    (World premiere. Comissioned work for Odessa Classics and BeethovenHaus Bonn)
     
Edvard Grieg    Sonata No.3 in C Minor
     
Alfred Schnittke   "Suite in the old style"
     Sonata No.1, parts 3 and 4
    "Congratulatory Rondo"
     Tango
     Polka

 


 

16 August, 19:00
rescheduled from 4 June
Odesa Philharmonic

 

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ODESA PHILHARMONIC CHAMBER ORCHESTRA


Daniel Hope (violin)
Benjamin Yusupov (conductor)


B.Yusupov "What I wished for"
F.Mendelsohn Concerto in D minor for orchestra, soloist Daniel Hope
J.Sibelius Valse Triste
A.Dvořák Serenade for strings



 


 

17 August, 19:00
rescheduled from 6 June
Odesa Philharmonic

 

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Gediminas Gelgotas and NICO ensemble

Johann Sebastian Bach / Gediminas Gelgotas "Chaconne"
 
Gediminas Gelgotas "Sanctifaction"
  "To the Skies"
  "Never Ignore the Cosmic Ocean"
 
Philip Glass Violin Concerto No. 2, II-nd mov.
 
Antonio Vivaldi / Max Richter "Winter" from "Vivaldi recomposed"
 
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart / Michael Nymann "Triesting Fields"
 
Gediminas Gelgotas "Sacred Unreligious Soul"
  "Transitory"
  "Unknown 21, Free"
  "What's Unrobotizable"
  "Extracadenza"

 
 


 

18 August, 19:00
rescheduled from 7 June
Odesa Philharmonic

 

All tickets purchased for the concert on June 7 are valid

 

 

 


ODESA PHILHARMONIC CHAMBER ORCHESTRA


Vadim Repin (violin)
Igor Shavruk (conductor)



Beethoven    Symphony No.5
Bruch           Viloin Concerto
Sarasate     "Zigeunerweisen"



 

19 August, 19:00
rescheduled from 10 June
The program was changed!
Odesa Philharmonic

 

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Sebastian Knauer (piano)
solo recital


J.S. Bach:
          Choral Prelude "Nun komm der Heiden Heiland" BWV 659
          Choral Prelude "Wohl mir dass ich Jesum habe" BWV 147

F. Mendelssohn:
          Piano pieces & Songs without words (selection)

F. Schubert:
          Ungarian Melody
          Allegretto c Minor
          Impromptus op. 90 & op. 142 (selection)

 


 

20 August, 19:00
rescheduled from 13 June
Odesa Philharmonic

 

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ODESA PHILHARMONIC CHAMBER ORCHESTRA


Igor Shavruk (conductor)
Sebastian Knauer (piano)


Beethoven       Piano Sonata D Minor Op.31, No.2
                      Piano Sonata C-sharp Minor Op.27, No.2 "Moonlight"

Arash Safaian  "BEETHOVEN VARIATIONS" - a Fantasy for Piano and Orchestra

 


 

21 August, 19:00

 

The concert rescheduled to 5 June 2021

 

 

 


ESTONIAN NATIONAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Neeme Järvi (conductor)

 

 


 

22 August, 21:00
rescheduled from 12 June
Potemkin Stairs - Open-air concert

 


National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine


Volodymyr Sirenko (conductor)
Alexey Botvinov (piano)

In program

Mozart, Bortnyansky, Berezovsky, Lysenko, Skorik
Rachmaninov    Concerto No.2 for piano and orchestra (soloist Alexey Botvinov)

 

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23 August, 19:00
rescheduled from 14 June
Odesa Philharmonic

 

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ODESSA PHILHARMONIC CHAMBER ORCHESTRA


Igor Shavruk (conductor)
Linus Roth
(violin)



Mendelssohn    Symphony No.4, ("Italian")
Mendelssohn    Violin concerto in E Minor, soloist Linus Roth

 


 

 

 


Exhibition within the festival

 



Yuriy Yegorov. Music of the spheres
August 11 – 31
Odesa Western and Eastern Arts Museum
Opening of the exhibition August 11 at 15:00

 

 



On August 11 at 15:00 Odesa Western and Eastern Arts Museum together with Dymchuk Gallery and NT-Art Gallery invites you to the opening of the exhibition of Yuriy Yegorov. The exhibition is held within the festival Odesa classics. Curator – Anatoliy Dymchuk.

"In the sea, in the fields, in the night sky, there is already a feeling of infinity. Most in the sea. The sea is a visible image of the infinite. It is impossible for me to understand infinity, we can only know how far the stars are from us. The plastic structure of the sea – a gradually diminishing hill of waves on this giant sphere – makes it the Image of Infinity, an image of magic: with its smells of astringent freshness of algae, with the mystery and horror of its depths, the cry of seagulls and the endless frightening beauty of its inhabitants. Together, this gives rise to the image of the universe and the idea of grandeur. Not many artists were concerned with or inspired by these ideas. Perhaps this is my private feeling – in the landscapes of Cezanne and Van Gogh there is a sense of the universe. The idea of grandeur was largely created by Wagner and Shostakovich, and much by Beethoven; and both of these ideas in Bach. Again, I may be wrong, but all of Tchaikovsky's last symphonies are a drama between the Commitment and the Real, Chopin is an endless mourning of the Possible... ”

Yuriy Yegorov


Yuriy Yegorov is a key figure in Ukrainian art of the 20th century. He devoted almost all his work to Odesa, the study of its unique landscape and spirit. Bright seascapes and metaphysical still lifes by Yegorov have long been an integral symbol of the city.

Yuriy Yegorov began his artistic practice under the influence of a severe style, but moving to Odesa in 1955 completely changed his approach to painting. Plots close to socialist realism and muted shades were changed to the bright, sunny colors and the attraction to basic geometric shapes. Based on these features, Yegorov's unique style crystallized, for which a portrait or landscape is not a simple reflection of reality, but a universal sign through which the artist gets to know the world.

There is no doubt that without Yuriy Yegorov one of the most significant cultural phenomena of Odesa would not have taken place. We are talking about the Odesa nonconformism of the 60s – 80s, whose members were not only influenced by Yegorov, but also had the closest professional and personal relationships with a senior colleague. Valentyn Khrushch, Stanislav Sychov, and Viktor Maryniuk are just a few artists whose work is marked by Yegorov's influence.

An important feature that runs through all of Yegorov's work is his subtle musicality. It is infrequently manifested at the plot level, but is always present in his exceptional attention to rhythm and harmony. Infinitely repeating motifs in different variations together form the symphonic character of the body of his paintings. Harmony as an expression of completeness passed from music to Yegorov's painting as a key element of his outlook.
For Yegorov, music is an expression of the infinity of the universe. Symbolic images, which the artist creates as an expression of his own existential tension, have a single purpose: to find world harmony.


Yuriy Yegorov (1926 – 2008) was born in Stalingrad. In 1948 he graduated from the Odesa Art School, in 1952 – from the I. E. Repin Leningrad Institute of Painting, Sculpture, and Architecture, and in 1955 –  from the Leningrad Vera Mukhina Higher School of Art and Design. For two years he was the professor of the Odesa Art School (1955 – 1957). In the nineties, he was the rector of the Odesa non-governmental Academy of Arts. The works are stored in the collections of the National Art Museum of Ukraine, Odesa and Mykolaiv Art Museums, the Zimmerli Museum (USA), the Tretyakov Gallery (Russia) and in numerous private collections.

 


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