The Fifth International Festival July 17, 2004

St. Petersburg Musical Alliance Northern Flowers & Flemish Chamber Music Alliance

The annual international festival of Flemish music has already become an integral part of Petersburg's cultural life. Every time we are happy to meet brilliant performers and composers from Flanders, an amazing and beautiful corner of Europe, the place where music itself was born many centuries ago in its classical form as we know it today.
This year, you may hear excellent piano and organ music written by Flemish composers in the last three centuries in the Anna Akhmatova Museum and in Lutheran St.Catherine Church. A vocal cycle of Belgian composers to words by A. S. Pushkin, astonishing in its beauty and musicianship and dedicated to the 300th anniversary of St. Petersburg, will be performed in the Sheremetiev Palace. And the House of Composers will host the Petersburg premiere of the splendid international musical project called The Carnival of Animals. Inspired by the immortal masterpiece of Camille Saint-Saens, prominent composers of Belgium, Russia, England, and Brazil created their mini versions of the Grand Zoological Fantasia, extending the circle of the world fauna presented, and interpreting the merry music of Saint-Saens through the prism of today’s ironical approach.
Monday, July 5, 2004, 19.00
St. Catherine Lutheran Church
Bolshoy pr., V.O., 1
Pieter Cornet, Jean-Baptiste Loeillet, Julien Mestdag, Jacqueline Fonteyn
Works for organ
Frank Heye, organ (Belgium)
Tuesday, July 6, 2004, 19.00
Anna Akhmatova State Museum (Fontanny Dom)
Liteyny pr., 53
Geert Callaert, piano (Belgium)
Alphonse Mailly. Concert Etude
August Deboeck. Toccata and Capriccio
Philippe Boesmans. Cadence
Dirk De Nef. Actus Purus
Stefan Van Puymbroeck. 3 Etudes
Hanna Deniere. Blink
Sebastiaan Van Steenbergen. Walzing
The Nevsky String Quartet
Tatiana Razumova, violin, Svetlana Grinfeld, violin, Vladimir Bystritsky,  viola, Dmitry Khrychov, cello
Boudewijn Buckinx. String Quartet nr. 4
Wilfried Westerlinck. String Quartet nr. 3
Jan Vandenheede. “4 for 4” — four miniatures for String Quartet
Wednesday, July 7, 2004, 19.00
Sheremetiev Palace, White hall
Fontanka river, 34
Lucien Posman. An Die Parzen, for piano and mixed choir
Ludo Geloen. Agnus Dei, for mixed choir
Vic Nees. Concerto per la beata Vergine, for oboe and mixed choir
Berthe Di Vito Delvaux. Variations for string orchestra
Jacqueline Fontyn. Battements d’ailes, for string orchestra
Lucien Posman, Frederic Devreese, Frank Nuyts, Dirk Brosse. Love by Fortune Sent, a vocal cycle to words by Alexander Pushkin for soprano and string orchestra
St. Petersburg Chamber Choir LEGE ARTIS
Boris Abalian, artistic director and conductor
Elena Abalian, piano
Eugeny Shrednik, oboe
Elena Yaparova, soprano
St. Petersburg Chamber orchestra
Freddy Cadena (Moscow), conductor
Thursday, July 8, 2004, 19.00
House of the Composers of St. Petersburg
Bolshaya Morskaya ul., 45
Camille Saint-Saens (France),
Petra Vermote (Belgium)
Gilberto Mendes (Brazil)
Lucien Posman (Belgium)
Dmitry Zhuchenko (St. Petersburg)
Yves Bondue (Belgium)
Peter Dyson (England)
Jan Huylebroeck (Belgium)
Le Carnaval des Animaux
Grande fantaisie zoologique pour 2 pianos, 2 violons, alto, violoncelle, contrebasse, flute, clarinette at xylophone
Alexey Orlovetsky, Yury Serov, Tatiana Razumova, Svetlana Grinfeld, Vladimir Bystritsky, Dmitry Khrychov, Enver Makhaury, Natalia Sechkariova, Adil Feodorov, Mikhail Lestov