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Sergey Smbatyan to lead “Moscow Virtuosi” Orchestra tonight

On November 26 the artistic director and principal conductor of the State Youth Orchestra of Armenia Sergey Smbatyan will lead world renowned “Moscow Virtuosi” Chamber Orchestra at Tchaikovsky Concert Hall.

“Moscow Virtuosi” Chamber Orchestra was established in 1979; the founder, artistic director and principal conductor is world famous Vladimir Spivakov.

Sergey Smbatyan will direct the closing concert of the VIVACELLO Festival. The mentioned concert is dedicated to 175th Anniversary of Pyotr Tchaikovsky. The concert will feature performances by participants of Tchaikovsky Competition. This year’s winner, 17-year-old virtuoso cellist Jonathan Rouzman will perform with laureates of the previous years Ivan Monighetti and Boris Andrianov.

The concert program will include works by Pyotr Tchaikovsky, Robert Schuman and Alexander Rosenblatt works. In fact, Rosenblatt’s Jazz Variations on a Rococo Theme written for Cello and Orchestra will be performed for the first time. Alexander Rosenblatt is famous for his jazz arrangements of classical composers. Especially for this occasion he created his own versions of Tchaikovsky’s Variations on a Rococo Theme.

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