Quirky yet bold – meet the Sergiyev Posad municipal orchestra, the biggest one in the town whose repertoire incorporates everything from Russian torch songs and pre-WWII jazz to the USSR’s Cold War era hits.
I went to the performance last Wednesday just to found out later that squeezing the half an hour show into a five-minute blog slot isn’t that easy. Three to five minutes are ok if you want to tell a story in sound exclusively without being boring. So here’s my try. First, an opener – a piece written by Sammy Nestico, followed by Friedrich Gulda’s Concerto for cello and wind ensemble with Pyotr Kondrashin on cello, then a buffoonery act by Illya Ushully, and finally – Maksim Fyodorov making button accordion sound really different. Apart from that – lots of music orchestrated by the conductor Vladislad Kadersky.
Recorded May 11th, 2011 (CA-14 omni)
Published May 14th, 2011.