VDNH is promising to pack the upcoming week with amazing musical experiences. Between 11 and 17 October, the guests of Russia’s main exhibition will enjoy as many as seven performances at the greenhouse of the Azerbaijan Pavilion and at the VDNH House of Culture.
At 8 p.m. on Monday, 11 October, Pavilion No. 14 will host a concert by the Melodion string quartet, titled Recomposed by Max Richter: Vivaldi, The Four Seasons. The quartet will perform the famous Four Seasons cycle by Antonio Vivaldi, reinterpreted by the cult contemporary composer Max Richter, who gave Vivaldi’s music a minimalist, postmodern sound. Recomposed by Max Richter: Vivaldi, The Four Seasons is one of Richter’s most well-known works. It stayed at the top of classical music charts in more than 20 countries for several years.
Another concert at the VDNH House of Culture will take place at 8 p.m. on 14 October and will be titled String Theory. Shostakovich, Vivaldi, Bach, Tchaikovsky. The guests will hear Dmitri Shostakovich’s piano preludes and fugues
, as well as some of the most famous works by Antonio Vivaldi, Johann Sebastian Bach, Pyotr Tchaikovsky and Sergey Rachmaninoff, in unique rearrangements for a guitar and a string quintet. The solos will be performed by Andrei Zvonkov, guitar virtuoso and member of the Bi-2 band.
At 7 p.m., the VDNH House of Culture will host a performance by Simple Music Ensemble, a chamber music studio. The audience will be fully immersed into the enchanting worlds created by Hayao Miyazaki, a legendary Japanese film director and Oscar winner. The programme includes soundtracks from his world-famous animated films: Howl’s Moving Castle, Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind, Spirited Away, My Neighbour Totoro and more. At 8 p.m., the greenhouse of the Azerbaijan Pavilion will welcome one of Russia’s most popular indie bands: On-The-Go. VDNH’s guests will be happy to hear English-language songs, inspired by foreign folk music and carrying powerful personal symbolism.
At 8 p.m. on Saturday, 16 October, the greenhouse of Pavilion No. 14 will come alive with Cuban rhythms and the melodies for the fiery salsa and passionate flamenco. During their concert Welcome to Cuba, members of the SolK’rib band will give a Latin American twist to familiar tunes.
The music week at VDNH will conclude on Sunday, 17 October. At 6 p.m., the NÉOrchestra band will present an all-new performance: Neoclassics: the Pulse of Time V.2, with an original format, where an astounding string orchestra and piano performance alternates with a conversation about music, composers and premieres. Neoclassics fans will be excited to hear the music of such prominent figures as Ludovico Einaudi, Max Richter or Ólafur Arnalds. The Tchaikovsky String Orchestra will use the same venue for its sensual tango music concert at 8 p.m., celebrating the famous Argentine composer Astor Piazzolla. The concert will be titled Astor Piazzolla: Seasons in Buenos Aires. Celebrating the 100th Birth Anniversary of the Great Astor. The orchestra will perform music by the founder of the tango style known as tango nuevo (‘the new tango’), which is set apart by a combination of classical music and jazz.
All concerts are compliant with the anti-coronavirus measures for the time being in force. Seating is arranged in accordance with the social distancing requirements. Audience members are expected to wear face masks. No QR code or proof of vaccination is required to attend concerts at the VDNH Greenhouse or House of Culture. More information on the anti-coronavirus measures at VDNH can be found here.
Age restrictions: 3+. For information, call +7(903)019-30-04.