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MOSCOW, October 25 (Itar-Tass) — A Vivacello festival opens in the best halls of Moscow on Thursdy for a fourth time.
The best known cello compositions adapted for other instruments will be played on the first evening. The opening concert programme will include music by Schumann, Dvorak, Saint-Saens, Tchaikovsky and Piazzolla.
Violinists Alyona Bayeva and Boris Brovtsyn, trumpeter Sergei Nakaryakov, and cellist Boris Andrianov, the art director of the festival will play in the Vivacello opening concert. The Russian National Orchestra will be conducted by Masahiro Izaki from Japan.
The cello's velvet tone-colour in all its resplendence will be represented both in classical concert programmes and in experimental projects with the intriguing names such as "From Rock to Baroque", "Dedicated to Yalta (The Story of One Murder)". The latter is based on Iosif Brodsky's poem of the same title, a detective sketch with elements of melodrama which, due to the utterly expressive cello sonata by Alfred Schnittke, acquires a peculiar philosophical depth.
The closing concert of Vivacello on November 12 will be a treat to the audience: a meeting with cellists Alexande Rudin and Boris Andrianov, violin players Yulian Rakhlin and Musica Viva chamber orchestra. Rakhlin and Rudin will also perform as conductors.
Vivacello festival bids fair to become one of the most significant cultural projects of the season. The three previous festivals were a tremendous success. The idea of the forum belongs to Boris Andrianov. The cultural-and-charity U-Art foundation is the organizer.