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Tomorrow! Trumpet Virtuoso Sergei Nakariakov and Charles Olivieri-Munroe in Krakow

Trumpet Virtuoso Sergei Nakariakov joins maestro Charles Olivieri-Munroe in his second production this concert season as artistic director with the Krakow Philharmonic Orchestra.

12.02.2016, godz. 19.30

13.02.2016, godz. 18.00

Krakow Philharmonic Orchestra

Charles Olivieri-Munroe – conductor

Sergei Nakariakov - trumpet


Elsana Gabaraeva - The Magic Pearl

Mieczysław Weinberg – Trumpet Concerto in B flat major, Op. 94

Ludwig van Beethoven – Symphony No. 3 in E flat major, Op. 55 Eroica

More about the programme:

Pearls play an important role in the folklore and culture of South Ossetia - the Caucasian land and homeland of Elsana Gabaraeva. The fascination of legends about the magic of pearls inspired the Russian composer to write the work The Magic Pearl. Gabaraeva combines the traditions of the Ossetian and Russian musical traditions of Europe in this piece.

The pearl among the works of Mieczyslaw Weinberg is, however, tinged with the grotesque in his Concerto for Trumpet, which - like those of his friend Dmitri Shostakovich - defies the dictates of socialist realism. Unmistakable through its specific sense of humor marked by the author's rebellious and innovative character is Beethoven's Eroica. Surprising contrasts, perfect form and high technical requirements from the orchestra ensured the success of this masterpiece.

Sergei Nakariakov came to prominence in the late 1990s. He released his first CD recording (including works by Ravel, Gershwin and Arban's The Carnival of Venice) in 1992 at the age of 15. He has recorded works by composers such as Joseph Haydn, Johann Nepomuk Hummel, J. B. Neruda, Mozart, Telemann, Felix Mendelssohn, and Tchaikovsky. He has recorded with The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra conducted by Hugh Wolff, and the Philharmonia conducted by Vladimir Ashkenazy among many others. In 2004 he was portrayed in Jan Schmidt-Garre's film No More Wunderkind.

Nakariakov first performed with Charles Olivieri-Munroe in February 2015 in Israel where they played a 5-concert tour with the Israel Camerata.

Elsana Gabaraeva born in 1988 is a young Russian composer. She grew up in Vladikavkaz, the capital of the Republic of North Ossetia-Alania. From early childhood she had an interest in music and began composing at the age of 8. She later studied in the College of Arts at the Faculty of Piano and Theory and the Department of Composition at the Moscow Conservatory, from where she graduated in 2012. Elsana composes chamber and orchestral music, combining Ossetian musical traditions with Russian and European influences.

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