Russian Premiere: Giya Kancheli’s Orchestral Work “Rokwa” in St. Petersburg

The Russian premiere of Giya Kancheli's orchestral work “Rokwa” will be given at this year’s Andrei Petrov Composition Competition in St. Petersburg on 20 September 2012 during the final concert.

This work, completed in 1999 and premiered in Lucerne during the same year, will be presented by the International Youth Symphony Orchestra of the Chapel Taurian St. Petersburg conducted by Arkadi Steinlucht.

The rest of the concert will consist of Kancheli's “A Little Daneliade,” Andrei Petrov’s orchestral fantasy “Master and Margarita” and the Suite from Petrov’s film music “Amphibian Man.” The competition is being sponsored by the Petrov Foundation.

Giya Kancheli is at the same time the chairman of the competition jury, to which Alexander Knaifel, Miroslav Skorik and Vladimir Tarnopolski also belong.

20 September 2012
St. Petersburg
State Academic Chapel, 7 PM
Russian premiere: Giya Kancheli
“Rokwa“ for orchestra
International Youth Symphony Orchestra of the Chapel Taurian St. Petersburg
Arkadi Steinlucht (direction)

 

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