Vladivostok, House of Officers of the Pacific Fleet

Charity concert for the Navy Day

Free admission


Laura Bustamante

Natalia Karnovich (piano)

Orchestra of Russian Pacific Fleet
Conductors: major Andrey Popov, captain Ilya Sergeev


Rodion Shchedrin (born 1932)
Festive Overture (1982) (arrangement for brass orchestra by Daniil Braslavsky)
Numbers from the ballet The Little Humpbacked Horse

Ludmila Lyadova (born 1925)
Concerto for piano and orchestra in A-minor (1965) (instrumentation by Alexander Gilev)

Dmitri Shostakovich (1906–1975)
Waltz from the Jazz Suite No. 2 (1938)

Unknown Author
March Longing for Home

Igor Stravinsky (1882–1971)
The Faun and the Shepherdess, three songs for mezzo-soprano and orchestra, op. 2 (1906)
Pastoral for voice and brass instruments (version of 1923)

About the Concert

History of The Military Orchestra of the Pacific Fleet

The Military Orchestra of the Pacific Fleet was instituted by order of the Navy Department number 52-11 of 6 May 1860. Formed in Nikolaevsk-on-Amur, in 1872, the orchestra was transferred to Vladivostok.

Before the Revolution Podorozhnikov, Shlipgak, A.E. Kanis, K. Berens, K.F. Lund, G.G. Kyummel and R.A. Keerbergen served as Kapellmeisters of the orchestra. In the Soviet period the orchestra was directed by N.B. Krylov, V.P. Groshikov, Y.P. Kuznetsov, A.I. Rondyrev, L.V. Krasnenkov (1974–1986), A.S. Danilchenko (1987–1994), V.P. Matveichuk (1994), K.S. Selivanov (1995–2013). Since 2013 the director of the Orchestra has been Major Andrei Victorovich Popov and the military conductor Captain Ilya Valerevich Sergeev.

The Military Orchestra of the Pacific Fleet is an indispensable participant of military parades, commemorative activities of military units, ceremonial departures of the Fleet on military duty and their arrival after long tours. The orchestra also participates in meetings of foreign warships and delegations and in official receptions on behalf of the Commander of the Pacific Fleet, the rituals of laying wreaths, national and personal salutes during visits of navy ships, statesmen and officials of Russia and foreign countries.

By participating in friendly visits by Russian war ships, the fleet musicians have represented Russian musical culture abroad. They were welcomed by audiences in the USA, Canada, China, South Korea, North Korea, Vietnam, India, Ethiopia, Yemen, Ceylon, Chile, and Japan. The Military Orchestra of the Pacific Fleet is often a laureate of international festivals of military orchestras: “World Fanfare” (2000, 2002, 2006, 2008), “Water Symphony” (2001), “Blossoming Cherry” (2007) in the Republic of Korea; “Amur Waves” (2012, 2013, 2015, 2016) in Khabarovsk.

Age category 6+

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