The concert will be led by the principal conductor of the orchestra Dima Slobodeniouk and featured by the Norwegian top cellist, Grammy winner Truls Mørk as a soloist.
programme of the concert, which will be held in one of Moscow's most famous
concert halls, the great hall of the Conservatory, includes the symphonic poem
En Saga by Jean Sibelius, Cello Concerto by Edward Elgar, and Symphony No. 5 of
Although the Lahti Symphony Orchestra has regularly visited St.
Petersburg since the 1990’s, the upcoming visit to Moscow will be the first
in 2010, the international music festival named after the legendary Russian
cellist and conductor Mstislav Rostropovitš (1927–2007) will, in the spring of
2020, take place in Moscow for the 11th time. The artistic director of the
festival is the cellist's daughter Olga Rostropovitš. The Lahti Symphony
Orchestra is the first Finnish orchestra to visit the festival.
Lahti Symphony Orchestra, although aiming for carbon neutrality in their
operations, is forced to fly to Moscow for scheduling reasons, and is prepared
to compensate for the emissions from the flights in their travel budget.
The programme of the Rostropovitš Festival 2020.
Teemu Kirjonen, Curator, Lahti Symphony Orchestra, tel. +358 (0)50 518 4597