Symphony concert takes place in Voronezh within Silvery Lily-of-the-Valley international project of Gazprom Transgaz Moscow

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On October 25, 2014 the Voronezh Philharmonic Hall hosted a classical music concert within the Silvery Lily-of-the-Valley project of Gazprom Transgaz Moscow, dedicated to promoting the artistic heritage of a great Russian composer Pyotr Tchaikovsky. 

Symphony concert takes place in Voronezh within Silvery Lily-of-the-Valley international project of Gazprom Transgaz Moscow
Symphony concert takes place in Voronezh within Silvery Lily-of-the-Valley international project of Gazprom Transgaz Moscow

Voronezh Philharmonic Hall musicians

Taking part in the concert were Alexander Gindin, a world-renowned pianist, Merited Artist of Russia, and David Handel, American conductor together with the Voronezh Academic Symphonic Orchestra.

Symphony concert takes place in Voronezh within Silvery Lily-of-the-Valley international project of Gazprom Transgaz Moscow
Symphony concert takes place in Voronezh within Silvery Lily-of-the-Valley international project of Gazprom Transgaz Moscow

Conductor David Handel (USA)

Symphony concert takes place in Voronezh within Silvery Lily-of-the-Valley international project of Gazprom Transgaz Moscow
Symphony concert takes place in Voronezh within Silvery Lily-of-the-Valley international project of Gazprom Transgaz Moscow

Pianist Alexander Gindin, Merited Artist of Russia

Under the baton of David Handel a suite from the Swan Lake ballet by Tchaikovsky was performed. “I do love Russian music,” said David Handel before the concert, “But performing Tchaikovsky’s music in Russia is always very exciting. The Russian audience greatly differs from the audience of other countries where I performed. Your listeners are rather sophisticated and fastidious, but it makes them appreciate the music more keenly, it can’t but inspire me greatly.”

Symphony concert takes place in Voronezh within Silvery Lily-of-the-Valley international project of Gazprom Transgaz Moscow
Symphony concert takes place in Voronezh within Silvery Lily-of-the-Valley international project of Gazprom Transgaz Moscow

Alexander Gindin and David Handel

In the second part of the concert a glorious Concerto No. 1 for piano and orchestra by Tchaikovsky was played for the Voronezh audience with pianist Alexander Gindin, Merited Artist of Russia soloing. “Tchaikovsky means a lot to me,” Alexander Gindin told us. “I am an awardee of the Tchaikovsky Competition, I am on the jury of the Nutcracker Contest, so this music is a huge part of my life. Of course, everyone perceives Tchaikovsky in their own way; it’s the music the listeners know well, especially if we speak about Concerto No. 1, the Swan Lake or the Queen of Spades. But it concerns Russia for the most part, people abroad are not so familiar with Tchaikovsky as I wish they were. That is why I do my best to promote his heritage.”

Background

Gazprom Transgaz Moscow, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Gazprom, delivers gas to consumers in 14 regions of European Russia as well as transits natural gas to the CIS and beyond.

The company comprises 25 branches, including 17 line pipe operation centers, 23 compressor stations, 278 gas compressor units, 737 gas distribution stations as well as dispatch and control centers, 23 compressed natural gas filling stations. About 13 thousand people are employed in the company.

Silvery Lily-of-the-Valley is a three-year large-scale cultural & educational campaign of Gazprom Transgaz Moscow, which embraces the time period from the 120th anniversary of Pyotr Tchaikovsky’s death (November 6, 2013) to the 175th anniversary of his birth (May 7, 2015).

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