Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Sverdlovsk Philharmonic opens Berezovsky Festival

The Sverdlovsk Philharmonic opened the Boris Berezovsky International Festival last week, bringing together musicians to play with the world's best orchestras.

This year's event drew orchestras from the U.S., U.K., France, Sweden, Germany, Japan and Russia, Oblastnaya Gazeta reports.

Last year's festival brought together violinists Nikita Sts and Deborah Nemtanu with violist Ellina Pak and pianist Yuri Favorin. Romania's Leonard Yordasha and his ensemble also participated in the event.

The Ural Philharmonic Orchestra, which was founded in 1936 and is based in Yekaterinburg, participated under conductor Dmitry Liss, according to Oblastnaya Gazeta.

The four-day festival included performances of Romanian music from Liszt, Bartok and Enescu, as well as folk melodies.