FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MEDIA CONTACTS: Charlie Cinnamon 305.672.1324 [email protected] Suzette Espinosa 786.468.2221 [email protected] VLADIMIR SPIVAKOV, INTERNATIONALLY REVERED VIOLINIST AND CONDUCTOR, TO LEAD NATIONAL PHILHARMONIC OF RUSSIA IN WORKS BY TCHAIKOVSKY, STRAVINSKY AND PROKOFIEV AT ADRIENNE ARSHT CENTER OF THE PERFORMING ARTS MAYUKO KAMIO, GOLD MEDAL WINNER AT THE 13TH INTERNATIONAL TCHAIKOVSKY COMPETITION IN MOSCOW, TO PERFORM TCHAIKOVSKY VIOLIN CONCERTO April 10 Tickets: $15 - $135 John S and James L. Knight Concert Hall MIAMI, FL March 12, 2009 – What is anticipated to be among the season’s most powerful performances of works by three of the world’s greatest composers will be presented when Artistic Director Vladimir Spivakov conducts the National Philharmonic of Russia with violinist Mayuko Kamio as soloist on Friday, April 10, 2009 at 8:00 p.m. at the John S. and James L. Knight Concert Hall of the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County. Performed will be Tchaikovsky’s Polonaise from Eugene Onegin; Stravinsky’s Divertimento from “The Fairy Kiss”; Three Movements from the Romeo and Juliet Suite by Prokofiev, and the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto performed by violinist Mayuko Kamio. Spivakov presides as President at the stunning $200 million Moscow International Performing Arts Center and over what is considered to be the first ”Palace of Music” built in Russia in more than 100 years. A core mission of the orchestra is to promote and preserve Russia’s cultural heritage for future generations, hosting Spivakov’s International Foundation supporting talented young musicians in Russia and other countries of the Commonwealth of Independent States. Among the great violinists of his time and a revered icon, Vladimir Spivakov continues a multi-faceted career begun as a remarkable musician whose performances as a violinist have been heard in the capital cities of the world. Founder, conductor and violinist of the Moscow Virtuosi, Spivakov also held the position of Music Director and Principal Conductor of National Russian Orchestra before his recent appointment as Music Director and Principal Conductor of the National Philharmonic of Russia, which is comprised of the finest musicians in the country. As the evening’s perfect complement, youthful Japanese violinist Mayuko Kamio will be performing Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto on a 1727 Stradivarius previously owned by violinist Joseph Joachim. Winner of the Gold Medal at the 13th International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow, the award included a $40,000 cash prize and resulted in an invitation by Spivakov to perform Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto with the Russian National Orchestra. In the past year, Kamio has appeared as soloist with the Bavarian State Orchestra in Munich under the baton of Zubin Mehta, the Orhestre National d’lle de France conducted by Jean Deroyer, the NHK Symphony conducted by James Judd, and the Tokyo Symphony conducted by Naoto Otomo. TICKETS Tickets for National Philharmonic of Russia are on sale now. Single ticket prices range from $15 to $135 and can be purchased through the Adrienne Arsht Center box office at 305.949.6722 or online at www.arshtcenter.org. CALENDAR Adrienne Arsht Center Presents NATIONAL PHILHARMONIC OF RUSSIA Composed of Russia’s leading symphonic virtuosos and led by the electrifying conductor and violinist Vladimir Spivakov, the National Philharmonic of Russia is one of the musical symbols of the new Russia. One of the principal objectives of the Orchestra is to support young gifted musicians, and to provide appropriate conditions for their professional and artistic growth. In June 2007, Japanese violinist Mayuko Kamio won the Gold Medal at the 13th International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow. Vladimir Spivakov, conductor Mayuko Kamio, violin Tchaikovsky: Polonaise from Eugene Onegin Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto Stravinsky: The Fairy’s Kiss Divertimento Prokofiev: Three Movements from Romeo and Juliet Suite Tickets for National Philharmonic of Russia are on sale now. Single ticket prices range from $15 to $135 and can be purchased through the Adrienne Arsht Center box office at 305.949.6722 or online at www.arshtcenter.org. April 10 at 8 pm $15-$135 John S. & James L. Knight Concert Hall Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County 1300 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami, FL 33132 Editor’s Note: Related high-resolution photos are available by request. Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County is made possible by the public support of the Miami-Dade County Mayor and the Board of County Commissioners, the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, and the Miami-Dade County Tourist Development Council. Education & Outreach is funded in part by The Children’s Trust. The Adrienne Arsht Center also receives generous support from private and corporate contributions to the Performing Arts Center Foundation of Greater Miami through its Membership Program; City of Miami Omni Community Redevelopment Agency; American Express; Dade Community Foundation; The MAP-Fund, a program of Creative Capital, supported by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and the Rockefeller Foundation; The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts; the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs; the Florida Arts Council; the National Endowment for the Arts; and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. ### About Adrienne Arsht Center for Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County Adrienne Arsht Center for Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County is Miami-Dade County’s largest ever public/private-sector partnership, comprised of an $150 million private capital campaign conducted by the Performing Arts Center Foundation and public funding drawn primarily from the County’s Convention Development Tax revenues, as well as the City of Miami Omni Redevelopment District Community Redevelopment Agency. Greatly enhancing the artistic and educational opportunities in South Florida, the Adrienne Arsht Center will have significant and long-term economic benefits for the city and the region. The Adrienne Arsht Center, designed by world-renowned architect Cesar Pelli of Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects, includes the 2,400-seat Sanford and Dolores Ziff Ballet Opera House, the 2,200-seat Knight Concert Hall, a 200-seat black box Carnival Studio Theater, the Peacock Education Center, a restored Art Deco Tower, and the Parker and Vann Thomson Plaza for the Arts, which unites the Center buildings across Biscayne Boulevard, providing a magnificent setting for outdoor entertainment and informal gatherings. The key members of the design team include theater planning and design consultant Joshua Dachs of Fisher Dachs Associates, Inc. and acoustician Russell Johnson of ARTEC, Inc., both of whom worked on the project since its inception. The Adrienne Arsht Center is a Miami venue not only for its four resident companies (Concert Association of Florida, Florida Grand Opera, Miami City Ballet, and New World Symphony), but also for many smaller South Florida arts organizations that will perform in its theaters on a regular basis, as well as for the finest popular and classical performances from around the world. With state-of-the-art performance facilities in Miami for the first time, the Adrienne Arsht Center offers South Florida audiences the best and most diverse theater, music, and dance—with a dedication to entertain, challenge, and educate all segments of the community. For more information, visit www.arshtcenter.org.
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