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The online concert by The Taurida State Symphony Orchestra
The Taurida Symphony Orchestra directed by Maestro Michael Golikov will play the Requiem concert at the Reserve Museum "The Break of the Leningrad's Siege" in Kirovsk on the background of the diorama "The Break of the Leningrad's Siege".
The leitmotif of the concert is the poem "Requiem" by Robert Rozhdestvensky, translated into many languages of the world. The classical symphonic music by Western European and Russian composers – Bach, Mozart, Vivaldi, Glier, Shostakovich, Tchaikovsky, as well as by the contemporary Petersburg composer Murat Kabardokov – will be performed at this event.
The soloist and host of the concert – Dmitry Lautalo, comments on the concert director of the Reserve Museum "The Break of the Leningrad's Siege" Denis Pylev.
"The place for the performance is chosen fittingly. The most significant battle in the Ladoga region was the strategic offensive operation Iskra, which ended with the break of the siege and the restoration of Leningrad's land communications. On the site of the heroic breakthrough that cost thousands of lives of soldiers and saved millions of people, exactly 35 years ago, the Diorama Museum " The Break of the Leningrad's Siege" was opened. The authors of the diorama are Leningrad artists. Among them there are participants of the great Patriotic war."
“We will play a concert on the Nevsky patch. The place that is very important in the memory of our city, oblast, and the whole country: the place where the siege of Leningrad was broken. This is not just a place where feats were performed, where brilliant military operations were carried out. This is most importantly the place where the souls of hundreds of thousands of people rest.
"The Requiem concert on May 8 is dedicated to the Day of Remembrance of the victims of the Second World War, which is marked around the world. And I think we should make a contribution to the memory of the greatest tragedy of the twentieth century with our concert. We want this tragedy to be remembered, so that such things will never happen again”, – says Mikhail Golikov, artistic Director and chief conductor of the Tavricheskiy Symphony Orchestra of the Leningrad Oblast.
The musicians are grateful for the opportunity to perform on this important day. The preparation and holding of an online concert on the territory of the Leningrad Oblast complies with all the measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The orchestra adhere to a special seating arrangement with a distance of 1.5 meters from each other, are provided with masks, antiseptics, gloves. The musicians will be taken to the concert venue on separate buses to travel at a safe distance from each other.