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A festival dedicated to the centenary of the birth of composer Isaac Schwartz KXan 36 Daily News begins in St. Petersburg

Date: March 1, 2024 Time: 23:50:22

On June 12, in the evening, on the stage of the Theater in Vasilyevsky, the Vyborg Theater “Holy Fortress” will present the play “Uncle Vanya”, which was premiered by artistic director Yuri Labetsky. Schwartz’s music in him became one of the equal participants in the action. It is performed by the Honored Artist of Russia Alexei Goribol (piano) and Rustam Komachkov (cello).

June 13: Premiere of the documentary film “The Star of the Captivating Schwartz” at the Angleterre Cinema Lounge. The picture is built in the form of correspondence dialogues between the composer and his co-authors – directors, directors, choreographers and will tell about the composer not only through the prism of his film melodies, known to the whole world, but also about the little one – Known works of Schwartz. Schwartz and Tovstonogov, Yakobson, Motyl, Temirkanov, Kurosawa, Okudzhava… Through these sometimes real, sometimes fictional dialogues, the audience will learn a lot of unexpected things about the famous “Siberian hermit”.

The festival will continue with a retrospective of films by Sergei Solovyov with music by Isaac Schwartz. From June 14 to 27 at the Angleterre Cinema Lounge and the Aurora cinemas you can see seven films: “One Hundred Days After Childhood”, “The Station Agent”, “Rescuer”, “Melody of the White Night”, “Heir in a straight line”, “Family happiness” and “The chosen ones”. Admission to all screenings is free, prior registration.

June 29 – musical program “Melody of the White Night” in the Small Hall of the Philharmonic named after DD Shostakovich. The Leningrad Region Symphony Orchestra conducted by Mikhail Golikov will perform Schwartz’s film music for the play “Uncle Vanya”, a suite for the ballet “On the Eve”. Soloists: Alexei Goribol (piano), Alina Zinnurova (piano), Pavel Konovalov (piano), Ivan Sizov (baritone), Olesya Petrova (mezzo-soprano).


On June 30, the Lenfilm studio will open the exhibition “On the Waves of Film Music by Isaac Schwartz.” It is being prepared with the support of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation and will last until the end of summer.

“The exhibition is built like a river trip on a tourist boat – an essential attribute of the St. Petersburg summer. And by sending our viewers on this exciting journey, we would like to draw your attention to the fact that we have chosen marine paraphernalia .not by chance and not just because we, like our hero, are residents of a port city. Schwartz’s music is a lifeline, an aesthetic landmark, a beacon in the anxiety and chaos of the modern world,” said Anna Mowgli, project curator. .

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Hansen Taylor
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