A charity concert in memory of Dmitry Hvorostovsky, organized by his family and friends, will take place in the homeland of the singer.
MOSCOW, July 23 – RIA News. According to Rusfond, a charity concert in memory of Dmitry Hvorostovsky, organized by his family and friends, will be held on August 26 in the homeland of the singer in Krasnoyarsk.
Leading soloists of world opera will perform at the Great Concert Hall of the Regional Philharmonia. Dmitry Hvorostovsky’s friends who agreed to take part in the concert in his memory without fees. Among them: Ildar Abdrazakov, Hibla Gerzmava, Stephen Costello, Aigul Akhmetshina, Borislav Strulev. The concert will be accompanied by the Krasnoyarsk Academic Symphony Orchestra, and Konstantin Orbelyan will conduct the concert.
The programme will also include performances of the soloists of the Krasnoyarsk Opera and Ballet Theater named after D.A. Hvorostovsky – Darya Frolova, Sevastyan Martynyuk, Denis Grechishkin, Pavel Antsiferov – and students of the Krasnoyarsk Institute of Arts, where the great singer once studied.
An outstanding baritone Dmitry Khvorostovsky passed away on November 22, 2017 in London on the 56th year of his life after a long illness.
The project “Dmitry Hvorostovsky and Friends for Children” was created by the world famous baritone together with his wife Florance, friends Pavel Astakhov, Vasily and Tatyana Peganovs and Rusfond.
Florance Hvorostovskaya: “Friends, we have been silent for a long time.This was a time of awareness, acceptance and sorrow, but the importance of the common cause for which we have gathered together, the cause initiated by Dmitry in his lifetime, the great responsibility for the destinies of children motivate us to continue this mission. – to form the civil responsibility of society to the most unprotected, helpless members of it – to our children, who are in a particularly difficult situation.We will ask for help from our friends and we will share what we have – interaction with the talent and creativity of our friends. We are proud to announce the first concert of Dmitry Hvorostovsky’s memory in his homeland, in Krasnoyarsk. It will be held on August 26, on Mir (Peace) Square. We are waiting for you, friends, and we invite you to take part in the preparation for this event. “
All collected funds will be used to help seriously ill children.
The first charitable concert “Hvorostovsky and friends for children” took place in 2014 in the Kremlin, the next one a year later in Ufa, then in 2016 – at the Bolshoi Theater. Thanks to these concerts more than 46.5 million rubles were transfered for the treatment of 113 children.