PRACTICE FOR CONDUCTORS

Practice for conductors
with the Youth Symphony Orchestra of Saint-Petersburg

 

Conductor can choose one of suggested programmes or propose his own repertoire, choose the orchestra model, rehearse and then perform in the public concert at one of magnificent halls of St.Petersburg Palaces: Sheremetev Palace, Grand Duke Vladimir Palace, Polovtsev Palace, Rumyantsev Palace, Derzhavin Palace.

Suggested Repertoire

Strauss-Gala

Strauss Overtures and polkas, Grieg, Mozart

Four Seasons

Vivaldi and Piazzolla “For Seasons”, Bach, Gardel

Russian music

Masterpieces by Glinka, Rachmaninoff, Tchaikovsky

World Opera and Ballet

Arias from operas by Verdi, Puccini, Bellini, Bizet, Tchaikovsky

Fragments from “The Nutcracker”, “Giselle”, “Swan Lake”, “Le Corsaire”

 

Participation fee

The fee includes:

– rehearsals with orchestra

– public concert at one of the palaces of Saint-Petersburg (Sheremetev Palace, Grand Duke Vladimir Palace, Polovtsev Palace, Rumyantsev Palace, Derzhavin Palace) including rent of hall

I. Strauss-Gala

(This programme is recommended; participant can offer other pieces to perform, but within the main subject of programme)

Strauss

– Die Fledermaus Overture; Artist’s Life Waltz; “Perpetuum mobile”; The Waltz King; Pizzicato Polka; Waltz “The Blue Danube”; Tritsch-Tratsch-Polka; Waltz “Voices of Spring”; Radetzky March

Grieg: Anitra’s Dance

Mozart; “A Little Night Music”

The orchestra – 35 musicians, one 4-hours rehearsal, 1-hour dress-rehearsal – 1800 Euro

The orchestra – 19 musicians, one 4-hours rehearsal, 1-hour dress-rehearsal – 1100 Euro

II. Masterpieces of Russian music

(This programme is recommended; participant can offer other pieces to perform, but within the main subject of programme)

M.Glinka – Waltz-Fantasia

V.Kalinnikov – Serenade for strings

S.Rachmaninoff – “Vocalise”

P.Tchaikovsky: Valse-Scherzo; Serenade melancolique for violin and orchestra: Serenade for strings

String orchestra

– 15 musicians, one 4-hours rehearsal, 1-hour dress-rehearsal – 900 Euro

Symphony orchestra

42 musicians, one 4-hours rehearsal, 1-hour dress-rehearsal – 2100 Euro

III. Four Seasons

(This programme is recommended; participant can offer other pieces to perform, but within the main subject of programme)

Bach – Suite No. 2 – Badinerie

Vivaldi – 2 concerts from “Four Seasons” cycle

Piazzolla – 2 concerts from “Seasons of Buenos Aires” cycle

Gardel – “Por una cabeza” Piazzolla – Libertango

String orchestra – 15 musicians, one 4-hours rehearsal, 1-hour dress-rehearsal – 700 Euro

IV. Masterpieces of World Opera and Ballet (feat. soloists of Mariinsky Theatre)

(This programme is recommended; participant can offer other pieces to perform, but within the main subject of programme)

Arias from operas by Verdi, Puccini, Bellini, Bizet, Tchaikovsky

Fragments from “The Nutcracker”, “Giselle “, “Swan Lake”, “Le Corsaire”

Symphony orchestra – 33 musicians, one 4-hours rehearsal, 1-hour dress-rehearsal – 1600 Euro

Also conductor can suggest his own repertoire

and choose orchestra model and the number of rehearsals:

The string orchestra (up to 18 musicians)

  • With one 4-hours rehearsal and 1- hour dress-rehearsal – 800 Euro
  •  With two 4-hours rehearsals and 1- hour dress-rehearsal – 950 Euro
  •  With three 4-hours rehearsals and 1- hour dress-rehearsal – 1100 Euro
  • With four 4-hours rehearsals and 1- hour dress-rehearsal – 1300 Euro

The orchestra up to 37 musicians (Beethoven’s orchestra model)

  • With one 4-hours rehearsal and 1- hour dress-rehearsal – 1600 Euro
  • With two 4-hours rehearsals and 1- hour dress-rehearsal – 1950 Euro
  • With three 4-hours rehearsals and 1- hour dress-rehearsal – 2300 Euro
  • With four 4-hours rehearsals and 1- hour dress-rehearsal – 2700 Euro

Full symphony orchestra up to 45 musicians

  • With one 4-hours rehearsal and 1- hour dress-rehearsal – 2100 Euro
  • With two 4-hours rehearsals and 1- hour dress-rehearsal – 2600 Euro
  • With three 4-hours rehearsals and 1- hour dress-rehearsal – 3100 Euro
  • With four 4-hours rehearsals and 1- hour dress-rehearsal – 3600 Euro

Locations of concerts

Sheremetev Palace

A few steps from Nevsky Prospekt, the Sheremetev Palace was once the centre of one of the largest aristocratic estates in St. Petersburg, bequeathed to Field-Marshal Boris Sheremetev in 1712. In its prime in the late 18th and early 19th centuries, the Sheremetev Palace boasted not only extensive lands, but also its own hospital and theatre, where the Sheremetev’s famous serf theatrical troupe and orchestra performed. The theatrical passion of Counts Petr Borisovich and Nikolai Petrovich Sheremetev created one of the finest theatres in 18th century Russia, and the latter went on to marry one of the stars of his opera, the leading soprano Praskovia Zhemchugova, in what became one of the most celebrated (and controversial) romances of the day

 

Grand Duke Vladimir Palace

Grand Duke Vladimir PalaceUnique Grand Duke Vladimir Palace is known to be a part of cultural heritage of Russia. Grand Duke Vladimir Palace in St. Petersburg retains a rich history connected with many famous names of Russian government officials. The first person is Grand Duke of Russia – Vladimir Alexandrovich. The building of the Palace is designed in the original and fashionable at that time style – eclectic. We can see the combination of such styles as Gothic, Rococo and Renaissance, Byzantine, Russian and other in the interior of the Palace. “Small Imperial Palace” – this architectural masterpiece is called so for its beauty and monumentality.

 

Polovtsov Palace

An architectural monument of Neoclassicism and Eclecticism. In 1888-92 architect M.E. Messmacher carried out the reconstruction of facades overlooking the courtyard, remodelled interiors of the first floor and portraits room (now a library) on the second floor, attached a second storey, where a gala bronze hall, decorated with bronze panels, moulding, marble and tapestries were hung. The marble entrance staircase (architect Pehl) and oak hall (architect Bryullov) are also worth special mention. Under Polovtsov the house was a centre of St. Petersburg cultural life. In the 1920s, it was adjusted to accommodate a trade union school, since 1934 it has hosted the Architect’s House. In the 1980s large-scale reconstruction works was carried out.

 

 

Rumyantsev Palace

This magnificent mansion on Angliyskaya Naberezhnaya (the “English Embankment”) was owned at the start of the 19th century by Count Nikolay Rumyantsev, a patron of the arts and passionate collector. He laid the foundations for Russia’s first public museum, amassing in his home a formidable collection of Russian antiquities, including paintings, old books, acts of state, seals, etc. His collections formed the basis for the Moscow Public Museum and the Rumyantsev Museum. Now, the restored interiors of his former mansion house exhibits of the Museum of the History of St. Petersburg.

 

 

 

Derzhavin Palace

This vast villa, which was the home of the Russian classical poet Gavrila Romanovich Derzhavin (1743-1816), consists of three buildings on the banks of the Fontanka River. Visitors to the museum will have the chance to see restored interiors from the late 18th and early 19th centuries, as well as a numerous exhibitions devoted to cultural life in St. Petersburg during the period and to the infancy of Russian literature. The greatest Russian poet of the 18th century and a prominent statesman in the reign of Catherine the Great, Gavrila Derzhavin bought this plot of land next to the Fontanka River for his suburban villa in 1791. At the time there was already a small mansion on the site, built for the senator and writer Ivan Zakharov. The architect Nikolay Lvov, a friend of Derzhavin’s, extended the building considerably, adding two symmetrical wings the main facades of which opened directly onto the Fontanka Embankment. The courtyard was enclosed with a gallery of free-standing columns, and a similar open colonnade joined the two wings on the embankment. The space behind the house was laid out as a landscape garden, with artificial streams and ponds, bridges and follies. This is now the Polish Garden, which was recently returned to the Derzhavin Museum.

To make concert contact us:

maestro.ysospb@gmail.com

+7-981-169-56-35​​

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