On 21 February 2020 in Zaryadye small concert hall there will be a concert featuring the vocal ensemble INTRADA and the British conductor Stephen Layton.
The programme includes works of Benjamin Britten, Karl Jenkins, James MacMillan and Gabriel Jackson.
The vocal ensemble INTRADA initially united musicians passionate about ancient music of the 16th–18th centuries. Today, INTRADA performs a cappella music of different cultures and epochs, participates in large scale vocal and instrumental performances. INTRADA is a regular participant of the acknowledged classical and contemporary music events. The ensemble premiered a number of 20th–21st century works by F. Martin, D. Lang, F. Yeznikian, V. Rannev, A. Sysoev and others. In 2014, INTRADA and the British conductor Peter Phillips initiated a memorial festival for Sir John Tavener in Moscow.
John Tavener’s figure (1944–2013) is closely connected with one of the best choral conductors Stephen Layton. Layton worked together with Tavener for years and conducted most of his works. Stephen Layton also conducts Arvo Pärt’s music and premieres new works of other famous contemporary composers. Founder and Director of Polyphony, Layton is also Fellow and Director of Music at Trinity College Cambridge and Music Director of Holst Singers. His former posts include Chief Conductor of the Netherlands Chamber Choir, Chief Guest Conductor of the Danish National Vocal Ensemble, Artistic Director and Principal Conductor of the City of London Sinfonia, and Director of Music at the Temple Church in London. Laureate of two Gramophone awards, winner of Diapason d'Or de l'Année (France), Echo Klassik award (Germany), five times nominated for Grammy.
This will be Stephen Layton’s first time in Russia.