Odessa Classics. Subscription Opera House for 3 concerts

10 August 2020, Mon. 19:00
Odessa Opera and Ballet Theater Odesa, 1 Tchaikovsky Street
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Attention! The festival was postponed to August. The first concert at the Opera House will take place on 08/10/2020. All tickets remain valid!

Program of the VI International ODESSA CLASSICS Festival

August 10, 2020

At the premises of the Yen Han Ballet Company Zurich Opera House, Alexei Botvinov (piano solo).

Heinz Sperley, The Nocturnes Ballet to Chopin's music
Filipe Portuguese, the ballet "Orpheus and Eurydice" to the music of Glass
Ken Ossolo, the dawn ballet to the music of Rachmaninov

Aleksey Botvinova finally fulfills her long-standing dream of showing an Odessa audience an example of her collaboration with the world of modern choreography and her long-standing creative partner, leading Swiss choreographer Heinz Sperli.

Botvinova and Sperley are linked by more than two decades of creative cooperation, hundreds and hundreds of performances in more than 30 countries in Europe, Asia, North America and South Africa.

Constant performances for 16 years at the Zurich Opera House, full seasons of performances in Berlin, Strassburg, the great Milanese “La Scala” - including the masterpiece of the 20th century choreography by Sperley’s Goldberg Variations to Bach's music - the collaboration of the pianist and choreographer is unique in modern ballet scene. And so, the favorite prima ballerina of the Zurich ballet of the last 2 decades, Ian Khan, creates her own ballet troupe, where she is also a leading dancer. After a sensationally successful debut at the Shanghai Festival in the fall of 2019, the new project is gaining momentum, and an evening of 3 ballets is created, going to the piano solo music performed by Alexei Botvinov. Along with the famous masterpiece of Heinz Sperli- “Nocturnes” to Chopin’s music, Filipe Portugal will present their new creations to Philippe Portugal, Ian Khan’s long-time partner in the Sperli troupe and the famous dancer and choreographer Ken Ossola, who came from Jiri Killian’s NDT company.

An evening of modern choreography in the neoclassical style - combining the special sincerity of emotional vigor based on the technical excellence of classical ballet - combined with live music - will bring unforgettable emotions to the Ukrainian audience and a new cultural experience.

August 14, 2020.

The premises of the Opera House Daniel Hope and the ensemble. Project "Unknown Baroque".

150 years of violin music in one evening. Daniel Hope presents his sensational project - a journey into the world of baroque music. The program was named the "Classical Concert of the Year" in Canada in 2018. You have not heard such baroque yet! The concert, made in the genre of a theatrical music show, is accompanied by incredibly fascinating, witty comments by Daniel Hope, who confirmed with this program his status as the main popularizer of the classics on the modern music scene.

AIR - a baroque Journey
Daniel Hope - Violin
Simos Papanas - Violin
Nicola Mosca - Violoncello
Emanuele Forni - Luthe
Naoki Kitaya - Cembalo
Michael Metzler - Percussion
Diego Ortiz (1510-1570) - Ricercata segunda
Georg Friedrich Haendel (1685-1759) - Sarabande HWV 437 (arrangement Olivier Fourés)
Andrea Falconieri (1585 / 6–1656) - La suave melodia
Johann Paul von Westhoff (1656 -1705) - Imitazione delle campane
Nicola Matteis (1650-après 1713) - Diverse bizzarrie sopra la Veccia Sarabanda o pur Ciaccona
Antonio Vivaldi (1678 - 1741) - Sonate for 2 Violins: "La Follia"
Andrea Falconieri (1585 / 6–1656) - Passacaglia à 3
Johann Paul von Westhoff (1656-1705) - La guerra così nominata di sua maestà
Traditionnel - Greensleeves
Jean-Marie Leclair (1697–1764) - Le Tambourin
Marco Uccelini (1603 ou 1610 - 1680) - Aria Sopra la Bergamasca
Nicola Matteis (1650-après 1703) - Ground after the Scotch Humor
Johann Paul von Westhoff (1656-1705) - Imitazione del liuto
Andrea Falconieri (1585 / 6–1656) - Ciaccona

August 15, 2020

In the premises of the Opera House, Daniel Hope (violin) and Alexey Botvinov (piano).

In a programme:
Grieg Sonata No. 3 in C minor
Schnittke "Suite in the old style"
Sonata No. 1, 3 and 4 hours
Congratulatory Rondo
"Tango in a madhouse"

The duet of one of the leading violinists of our time, Daniel Hope and Odessa pianist, president of the ODESSA CLASSICS festival Alexey Botvinov, in addition to presenting one of the brightest masterpieces of the romantic repertoire - The Third Sonata Grieg - will also be the presentation of the first joint disc for the creative duo Hope-Botvin on the legendary GRAND DEEP NAME label from the works of the genius of music of the 20th century Alfred Schnittke. Hope was linked by personal friendship and close creative collaboration with the great composer, however, this record by Schnittke is the first one that Hope presents for the world release in alliance with Botvinov.

The program will present an incredibly wide stylistic and emotional world of Schnittke, full of surprises and surprises even for the most sophisticated audience.