Alexander The Great - Arapis, Bolshoi Theatre Symphony Orchestra
Added: (Thu Dec 06 2001)
Pressbox (Press Release) -
Moscow, Russia - 6 December 2001: The Bolshoi Theatre Symphony Orchestra conducted by Alexey Stepanov will perform on the 13th December 2001 the Symphony “Alexander The Great” by the Greek composer Dimitri D. Arapis at the Tchaikovsky Concert Hall of Moscow at a world premier.
“Alexander The Great” is the fifth large work by the composer, performed in Moscow by one of the most famous orchestras of the world, after his works “Road of Hope”, “Zeus”, “Plato-The Cave” and “Russia” which were performed by the Russian National Orchestra (RNO) and the State Orchestra and Capella of Russia.
The composer stated during rehearsals in Moscow that the theme of the Symphony corresponds to the Great Greek Ancient king of the Macedonians who was able to create the first ecumenical empire where lots of local cultures were able to flourish by integrating with the Hellenic (Greek).
Not to mention that after 2.300 years, Alexander’s death, the world is facing huge problems in the same areas (Afghanistan, Middle East, Mesopotamia) were Alexander The Great achieved world piece at the time.
“The music of the Symphony tries to portray the inner world of Alexander, as I have understood it, as much as controversial he was, with rage and kindness and at the same time it (the music) tries to portray the tragedy he faced, the destiny he fought but most highly the envisagement he left behind him for the generations to come. An envisagement were world piece is achieved through virtue and wisdom. That is his victory”.
The program of the evening contains “Alexander The Great” Symphony, in the first part and the 2nd Symphony by Sergey Rachmaninov on the second part of the evening.
The concert is organized by the Union Confederation of Theatres of Russia and the Bolshoi Theatre Symphony Orchestra.
Tickets are sold at the Tchaikovsky Hall of Moscow, Trtumfalnaya PL., 4/31, tel: +7095 2993681, +7095 2993957. The Concert Hall is situated next to the Mayakovskaya Metro station and opposite the Marriott Hotel.
For more information, contact:
1/1. Leontievsky per.,