Translated by Ollie Richardson for Fort Russ
21st April, 2016
“We can now confidently say that the festival “Prokofiev Spring” today received serious proportion. The headliner of the festival is Valentina Lisitsa. Four concerts will take place in the cities most affected by the fighting. Today she will give her first concert in Donetsk. She will perform accompanied by the Philharmonic “Viola” chamber orchestra and will play solo,” said the general Director of the Donetsk state academic Philharmonic society Alexander Paretsky.
As Valentina Lisitsa admitted herself, it is very exciting and a pleasure to perform in Donetsk again. “I feel how wonderful the listeners are here,” she said.
On 22nd April, the Donetsk philharmonic will hold a solo concert with Valentina Lisitsa. And on April 23rd, the birthday of Sergei Prokofiev, the Donetsk State Academic Opera and Ballet will host a concert of the great composer’s works.
The festival “Prokofiev Spring” on April 24th at the concert hall of the Donetsk Philharmonic will feature performances from the Symphony orchestra and soloist musicians from Moscow.