1 part by 45 minutes, 2 part by 50 minutes
“The Rhinegold” ouverture
“La mer”. Three symphonic sketches for orchestra
“Rain Tree”, for three percussion instruments
Concerto №2 for piano and orchestra
John Luther Adams
For orchestra and electronic sounds
The programme is subject to change
“Ocean of Sounds”
Modern Persymphans, recreated in 2008 by pianist and composer Pyotr Aidou, is a hair to the legendary conductor-free ensemble of Mossovet (then the City Council). The name Persymphans is kind of a usual Soviet-style abbreviation of Perviy Symphonicheskiy Ansambl’ (First Symphoniс Ensemble). The original Persymphans was founded in just a couple of years after the October Revolution, and it’s main idea perfectly matched the innovative ideas of the time: liberty, equality, fraternity. That’s why the lack of conductor is the keystone of the orchestra, and that’s why Persymphans is still considered as one of the most avant-garde bands of all times.
Persimfans XXI is not an exact copy of that of 1920’s, but it does follow its predecessor’s steps. It rejects any conductor’s monocracy, for the band itself is the “collective leader”. As for that bizzare sitting in circle face to face to each other, -- the musicians establish constant visual contact with each other while on stage. But the most important thing is that each and every Persimfans concert gives a rare opportunity to listen to either classic pieces or real music rarities, including composers of early 20th century.