– The festival is dedicated to two significant lines of the world musical calendar: the final events of the celebration of the 150th anniversary of the birth of Alexander Scriabin, which took place in 2022, and the opening of the celebrations dedicated to the 150th anniversary of the birth of Alexander Scriabin . birth of Sergei Rachmaninov in 2023, – explained in “Petersburg-concert”, which is one of the co-organizers of the festival. – The program included four concerts. Three of them will take place in the main venue of the “Petersburg Concert”, in the Catherine Assembly, and one – in the Maltese Chapel of the Vorontsov Palace.
The festival will be opened by the program “Christmas for Children”: today, January 6, it will sound in the Armorial Hall of the Hermitage, and tomorrow, January 7, in the Great Hall of the Catherine Assembly.
– This concert is like a Christmas tree decorated with toys: Puss in Boots, Gray Wolf and Little Red Riding Hood, Blue Bird and little swans, lullabies for a cat, a flying bumblebee, plus coffee, tea and chocolate from the Nutcracker for dessert, – said about some numbers Sergei Stadler.
Then, on January 8, the concert “Russian Music for Violin and String Orchestra” will be held in the Malta Chapel, the program of the first part includes famous works by Rimsky-Korsakov, Scriabin, Tchaikovsky, Prokofiev, the The highlight of the second part is the music from the ballet “Apollo Musagete” by Igor Stravinsky.
The third concert of the Christmas Festival “Star of Bethlehem” on January 13 will be entirely dedicated to the work of Rachmaninov, and in honor of the closing of the festival on January 14, the Catherine Assembly will feature concerts for piano and orchestra of Alexander. Scriabin and Sergei Rachmaninov.