Saturday, January 18, 2020

Anniston Performing Arts Center


Program

M. Weinberg “Rhapsody on Moldavian Themes” 12 mins
P. Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto, 35 mins
INTERMISSION
M. Mussorgsky Suite “Pictures at an Exhibition” 33 mins

The Siberian State Symphony Orchestra dates back to 1977. Very quickly in it’s early history the orchestra, then led by eminent Soviet conductor Ivan Shpiller, has won the reputation of one of the best orchestras in former Soviet Union. SSSO has worked with conductors such as Leonard Slatkin, Dmitri Jurowski, Gintaras Rinkevicius, Vladislav Chernushenko among others, and performed regularly with the soloists Mikhail Pletnev, Vadim Repin, Dmitri Hvorostovsky, Lazar Berman, Igor Oistrakh, Denis Matsuev, Rudolf Buchbinder, and Nikolai Lugansky, to name a few. 

After the fall of the Iron Curtain The Siberian State Symphony has started touring internationally to critical acclaim. 

In 1993, by the special Decree of the Russian Ministry of Culture, the Orchestra was awarded the title of State Orchestra and in 2009 received the venerable status of a Particularly Valuable Object of Cultural Heritage. 

In 2015 Vladimir Lande became orchestra’s new Artistic Director and Chief Conductor. Since then, SSSO has started successful new collaborations with international recording labels such as Naxos, Delos, and Parma Records and orchestra’s televised concerts became available for online streaming. The orchestra and it’s new Artistic Director are not only maintaining the high performing standards but also dedicate significant amount of time to their mission as educators in the region of Central Siberia. 

“In Tchaikovsky´s Fifth Symphony, the musicians produced a big, powerful sound, which Mr. Lande molded into a shapely, emotional reading.”

The New York Times
Vladimir Lande, Music Director and Conductor, Siberian State Symphony Orchestra

 BIOGRAPHY 

Russian-American conductor Vladimir Lande is the Music Director and Conductor of the Siberian State Symphony Orchestra (Krasnoyarsk, Russia). In 2008, Maestro Lande was appointed principal guest conductor of the St. Petersburg State Symphony, and in 2011 he led the orchestra on a 24-concert “Tour of the Americas” including New York’s Alice Tully Hall, Boston’s Symphony Hall, Philadelphia’s Kimmel Center, Baltimore’s Meyerhoff Hall, and the Society of the Performing Arts in Houston, as well as the most prestigious venues in Mexico, Argentina, Brazil, Ecuador, Costa Rica, Peru, Chile and Uruguay. 

“This [orchestra] did its home city and country proud.” 

The Boston Globe

A graduate of the St. Petersburg Conservatory and a former student of the renowned professor Gustav Maier, Maestro Lande has enjoyed remarkable career as principal and guest conductor of major orchestras including the St. Petersburg State Symphony Orchestra, Novosibirsk Philharmonic Orchestra, Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra, the Baltimore Symphony, the National Gallery Orchestra (in Washington D.C. and on a U.S. tour), the Tulsa Symphony Orchestra, the National Symphony Orchestra of Peru, the National Philharmonic Orchestra of Argentina, Orchestra Sinfonica di Roma, Naples Philharmonic Orchestra (Florida) the Baltimore Opera Orchestra, and many more. 

Maestro Lande actively tours with various orchestras; his most recent notable tours include Central and South America, United States, South Korea, and Europe. He is also Music Director and Conductor of Washington (DC) Soloists Chamber Orchestra. 

Vladimir Lande boasts an extraordinary recording career. His recordings received high critically acclaim and numerous awards, such as the Clef d’Or Global Music Award and the Award of the German Classical Music Critics Association. His CDs of Schubert’s Unfinished and Great Symphonies were released on Brilliant Classics in the summer of 2011, and his CD of American composer James Aikman’s music was released on Naxos. Other notable recordings include works 

“Tuesday’s all-Russian program was memorable for this attention to detail — just what one hopes.”

Los Angeles Times

by Respighi and Castelnuovo-Tedesco as well as contemporary works for the Parma label. Currently, Maestro Lande is in the process of recording a 17 CD cycle of the complete symphonic works of Soviet composer Mieczslaw Weinberg, whose centennial will be celebrated in 2019. Maestro Lande is an expert and active champion of contemporary music, having recorded more than 30 CDs of contemporary compositions. 

Vladimir Lande’s vision for contemporary music crosses genre boundaries in such ground-breaking projects as “Concerto for Chef and Orchestra,” and, in collaboration with the perfume industry in France, “The Fragrance of Sound.” 

In June of 2011 Maestro Lande successfully launched a series of video recordings for Naxos titled “Concerts from the Palaces of St. Petersburg.” His future plans include multiple high-definition video projects with the Siberian State Symphony Orchestra. 

Lande has collaborated with many of today’s leading soloists and rising stars, including Vadim Repin, Hilary Hahn, Pavel Milyukov, Nikolai Lugansky, Denis Matsuev, Olga Kern, Dmitry Kouzov, Xiayin Wang, Peter Laul, Maxim Mogilevsky, Eldar Nebolsin, Tianwa Yang, Gary Louie, Eugene Ugorski, Sergey Nakaryakov, Sergey Krylov, Alexander Knyazev, Andrei Gavrilov, Otto Sauter, and many more. 

Maestro Lande is equally successful in conducting Symphonic, Opera and Ballet repertoire. His upcoming conducting engagements include the Israel Sinfonietta Beer Sheva, the National Philharmonic Orchestra of Argentina, and many others. Maestro Lande divides his time between Russia and the USA when not on tour. 

Source: CAMI Music

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