“The Tempest” by Intrada and Musica Viva Orchestra. Composer: Thomas Linley the younger.
MUZEON Cinema Hall

Music by Thomas Linley the younger, written for Shakespeare’s play ‘The Tempest’ will be performed on the festival’s final day.

Thomas Linley the younger was one of the outstanding composers and performers of his time. At the age of seven he performed on the violin and at twelve was sent to Italy to study composition under the renowned Italian composer and violinist, Pietro Nardini. It was in Italy in April 1770 that Linley met Mozart and where they began playing together and enthralling audiences. Mozart called Linley “the most promising genius of this age”.

Linley’s premature death at the age of 22 deprived English music of one of its most promising talents: not just of the day, but of its entire history. During his short yet fruitful life, he composed 20 violin concertos and seven violin sonatas as well as music for soloists. It wasn’t until the twentieth century, in the wake of a growing interest in classical music, that Thomas Linley’s music was rediscovered by modern audiences.

The concert programme also features performances by Dilyara Idrisova: a soprano and soloist of the Bashkir State Opera, who recently sung in Handel’s opera ‘Alexander’ at the Moscow State Philharmonic. 
Boris Plotnikov: People’s Artist of Russia, will read excerpts from Shakespeare’s play, ‘The Tempest’.


Intrada is a new generation choir ensemble led by Ekaterina Antonenko, bringing together the perfectly blended voices of singers who listen to attentively to each other and sing with beautiful timbres resulting in a stylistically flawless performance. 

Intrada performs with leading European and Russian orchestras and musicians including the State Academic Symphony Orchestra of the Russian Federation directed by Vladimir Jurowski; the Tallis Scholars and Peter Phillips; the Russian National Orchestra and Mikhail Pletnev; the State Academic Chamber Orchestra of Russia and Alexey Utkin; ‘Le Poème Harmonique’ and Vincent Dumestre; Moscow Chamber Orchestra ‘Musica Viva’ and Alexander Rudin; Frieder Bernius, Peter Neumann, and many others.

Intrada has successfully participated in many European music festivals and been broadcasted on leading Russian TV and Radio channels, such as TV Culture, radio Orpheus, radio of Russia, radio Freedom, radio Govorit Moskva, and the Voice of Russia.

Musica Viva

Musica Viva Orchestra is an exceptionally diverse ensemble perform in a variety of styles and genres from the classical canon to musical rarities. For over a decade Musica Viva has staged large-scale productions. The orchestra is led by Alexander Rudin, who has performed masses and oratorios including The Creation and The Seasons (Haydn), Idomeneo (Mozart), Oberon (Weber), Requiem (Schumann), Juditha triumphans (Vivaldi) and Minin and Pozharsky (Degtyarev). 

Musica Viva has collaborated with the world’s greatest musicians and conductors such as Christopher Hogwood, Roger Norrington, Vladimir Jurowski, Robert Levin, Andreas Staier, Eliso, Virsaladze, Natalia Gutman, Ivan Monighetti, Nikolai Lugansky, Boris Berezovsky, Alexei Lubimov, Giuliano Carmignola, Isabelle Faust, Roel Dieltiens. The leading opera singers Joyce DiDonato, Annick Massis, Vivica Genaux, Deborah York, Susan Graham, Malena Ernman, Stephanie d`Ustrak, Hibla Gerzmava, and Julia Lezhneva often perform with the orchestra. Musica Viva play regularly at international music festivals. The orchestra has toured in Germany, France, the Netherlands, Italy, Spain, Belgium, Japan, Latvia, the Czech Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Turkey, India and Taiwan.

As part of the Midsummer Nights Festival 22-26 June.