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Penza’s Mozart Society branch to celebrate 25th anniversary with concert

11:22 | 10.12.2015 | Culture

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Penza, 10 December 2015. PenzaNews. The concert “Penza-Salzburg Culture Bridge” dedicated to the 25th anniversary of the regional branch of the International Mozart Society will take place in the organ room of the regional Philharmonic Hall on Tuesday, January 12.

Among the performers will be the chamber orchestra and the academic choir of the Penza Arts College; violin ensemble “Arko-Class”; soloists Valery Volchkov, Stepan Volkov, Mariinsky theater artist Alexandra Ponomareva, soloist of the municipal orchestra “Penza” Tatyana Molchanova, Moscow pianists Ilya Kuznetsov and Alexei Gerasimov, theachers of the musical school No. 1 Tatyana Kravchenko, Pavel Shneiderman, Yelena Temnogrudova.

They will play music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, and other composers.

The event will be held before the trip of the Penza Mozart Society to Salzburg for the annual Mozart Week winter festival organized by the Mozarteum international foundation. The 2016 concert is dedicated to Mozart’s 260th anniversary.

The Penza delegation will be led by Elena Sevastyanova, head of the Music Theory department in the Penza Arts College. The classical music fans in the delegation will present small gifts to their Austrian colleagues from the Penza Department of Culture and Archive.

In 2013, during their trip to the festival, the Penza delegation presented the Mozarteum Foundation a “Cultural Map” issued to Penza’s 350 anniversary, says the website of the children’s musical school No. 1.

The Penza branch of the Mozart Society was founded thanks to Galina Pisarenko, People’s Artist of Russia, professor of the Moscow Tchaikovsky State Conservatorium, and headed by Tatyana Ivanova, teacher of Music Theory department in the Penza Musical College. Her actions helped preserve the musical gatherings tradition of the 19th century.

In the 1990s, the Penza Mozart Society was officially registered in Salzburg and recognized as the regional branch of the International Mozart Society.

There are about 60 such branches worldwide, with only two in Russia – in Moscow and Penza, only the latter conducting regular concert activities.

At present, the head of the Penza Mozart Society is Elena Sevastyanova, head of the Music Theory department in the Penza Arts College.

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