Teodor Currentzis’ starts his first major tour in Russia
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Teodor Currentzis’ starts his first major tour in Russia

His first major tour in Russia begins for the well-known Greek orchestra director Teodor Currentzis, accompanied by the orchestra musicAeterna, was announced by the Opera and Ballet Theater of Perm.

The Greek musician, who has received multiple awards in Russia, starts his tour from Perm and then will follow the cities of Touumen, Novosibirsk and Krasnoyarsk and finally St. Petersburg and Moscow. The musicAeterna orchestra under the direction of Currentzis will perform the seventh Dmitry Shostakovich’s accord.

On December 24, after Toumen, Currentzis will give a concert in the town of Novosibirsk, where he began creating his famous orchestra 14 years ago. He worked as a principal orchestra conductor at the Novosibirsk Opera and Ballet Theater.

His tour will be completed with the execution of Dmitry Shostakovich’s seventh symphony in St Petersburg (26 December at the Marinsky Hall) and Moscow on 29 December (in the large hall of the Moscow Conservatory).

Dmitry Shostakovich’s Seventh Symphony, known as the Leningrad Agreement, is a work that has a special place in history, not only because of its artistic gravity but also because it was written under particular circumstances . The composer started writing the symphony before World War II began, and it was completed by acquiring special features with the beginning of the invasion of fascist Germany into the Soviet Union. It was established as a legendary symphony when it was played in August 1942, when Leningrad was under siege by Hitler’s troops.

The musicAeterna Orchestra is one of the most in-demand Russian orchestras in the field of period performance, and also works successfully with 20th century music. It was founded in 2004 by Teodor Currentzis. The orchestra has appeared with Currentzis in Vienna, Amsterdam, Berlin, London, Paris, Baden-Baden, Athens, Moscow, St. Petersburg and Perm. The orchestra records exclusively on Sony Classical, one of the world’s leading labels. Among the recordings shortly to be issued is a CD of Mozart’s operas Cosi fan tutte and Le nozze di Figaro, and a concert programme of works by Jean-Philippe Rameau. In the near future it is planned to record Mozart’s opera Don Giovanni.