DATE AND VENUE
13 June 2014, Hagia Eirene Museum
WARSAW PHILHARMONIC CHOIR
ANDRES MUSTONEN conductor
YURI BASHMET viola
- Alexander Raskatov
The Seasons Digest
“Crying in the Wilderness” for Mixed Chorus and Large Orchestra on Texts of Ephrem the Syrian *
Concerto for Viola and Orchestra, “Path”**
* World premiere, Istanbul Music Festival commission.
** Turkey premiere.
MEET THE ARTIST
19.30-20.00 Hagıa Eirene museum cloisters
Alexander Raskatov hosted by Alexandra Ivanoff *
* To be held in english.
In this concert that marks the world premiere of Istanbul Music Festival’s commission to Raskatov, the composer’s long-time collaborator, the great violist Yuri Bashmet, who is described as the “life and soul of the viola”, will also be on stage to perform the Turkey premiere of Raskatov’s viola concerto composed on the occasion of the soloist’s 50th birthday.
Sinfonia Varsovia is the guest resident orchestra of 42nd Istanbul Music Festival.
“The project is realized within the cultural program of celebrations of 600th anniversary of the Polish-Turkish diplomatic relations in 2014 and supported by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of the Republic of Poland” www.turkiye.culture.pl