Concert of "The Hermitage Academy of Music"
The words taken as the name for the project were exclaimed by Catherine
II to answer the question of who should be invited to the Russian court
to fulfil the honourable mission of creating Russian school of music -
"...only Mozart!". The project directed by the conductor Saulus Sondetskis
implies a number of concerts. The first one was held on 5 October 1999
in the Alexander Hall of the Winter Palace. The orchestra of the State
Hermitage "Saint-Petersburg Camerata" and the Chapel Choir of Saint-Petersburg
performed "Requiem". On 22 December 1999 in the Hall of Jupiter of the
New Hermitage two pieces were performed - Symphony N 41 "Jupiter" and
Concertanto for violin and viola. On 8 February visitors of the Museum
listened to the following pieces of the great composer - Concerto for
oboe with orchestra in C major, KV.314 and Symphony N 40 in G minor, KV.550
performed by the orchestra of the State Hermitage "Saint-Petersburg Camerata".
On 10 March 2000 a one-act opera-singspiel "Bastien et Bastienne" based
on the pastoral by Jean Jacques Rousseau "The Village Sorcerer".
On the consert