On January 23, the Sverdlovsk Philharmonia presented Ekaterinburg music fans with a sparkling programme of British Classical, Alt-Classical and Neo-Classical music featuring the “insanely talented British percussionist” (Chicago Classical Music) Joby Burgess and the Ural Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Maestro Aleksey Bogorad.
One of Britain’s most diverse percussionists, Joby Burgess, known for his virtuosic, often lissom performances, daring collaborations and extensive education work, will present Powerplant. Fusing driving minimalism and electronica with original video, Powerplant operates at the forefront of the alt-classical scene, presenting percussion led performances, which will include music by Javier Alvarez, Graham Fitkin, Gabriel Prokofiev and Max de Wardener with video by Kathy Hinde and sound design by Matt Fairclough.
The second part of the programme included Edward Elgar’s classic Enigma Variations, the first performance in Russia of Gabriel Prokofiev’s Concerto for Bass Drum and Orchestra, and the world premiere of Transient Response by Matt Fairclough.
This is part of the UK-Russia Year of Music 2019 programme presented by the Cultural and Education Section of the British Embassy in Moscow with the support of the British Council.