Dimitrij Kitajenko (Dmitry, Dmitri, Dimitri, Kitayenko, Kitaenko)

Dazzling All-Russian program in Zagreb

On the 8th and 9th March, Dmitrij Kitajenko is scheduled to conduct two concerts in the so-called Blue and Red cycles, the Zagreb Philharmonic's two prestige-series at the Lisinski Hall in the Croatian capital. The all Russian program comprises Alexander Glasunov's The Seasons, an allegorical ballet in which famous choreographer Marius Petipa once descripted winter, spring, summer and autumn in four choreographic pictures. The second work is Dmitri Shostakovich's Concerto for piano, trumpet and strings op. 35, with Anna Vinnitskaya, piano, and Marine Zokic, trumpet. With its deliberately humoristic and parodist elements, this neoclassic-style concerto belongs to the most sparkling works of this composer who once said: "If the audience smiles while listening to one of my works or laughs, I am very glad." A suite from Khachaturian's ballet Spartacus put together by maestro Kitajenko himself, is set to conclude the program.