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29 December 2007 .

On the 29th of December in the small Glazunovs concert Hall of Saint-Petersburg conservatory the traditional Christmas concert of cello quartet Rastrelli Cello Quartett (Russia-Germany) will take place.

This ensemble was organized in 2002 in Stuttgart and in a short period of time managed to gain popularity around the whole world. In contrast to Finnish Apocalyptica with which quartet is always to be compared, Rastrelli Cello Quartett is original and charming project that win everyones heart by high professionalism, charm and wide repertoire.

Three musicians of the ensemble have graduated Saint-Petersburg conservatory (Sergio Drabkin - the talented and modest person, the author of all arrangements is from Minsk). They have started their triumphal marching around the world with the album "Rastrelli Cello Quartett. Vol.I", where popular James Bond soundtrack theme is next to Soviet melodies of the 30s.

Then "Cello In Jazz" and "Cello In Classic" that proved the musicians reputation as the professionals of the high level who are good enough in any style and genre, followed. It seemed to everyone that "Small Leningrads Symphony" (pot-pourri on Leningrads songs) is just a bluff.

But the Philharmonic hall was packed when it was presented for the first time and the Leningrads leader Sergey Shnurov even included that composition in the new album "Khleb" ("Bread", 2005) as a bonus-track.

Finally. the quartet is going to present new concert program in which compositions by Piazolla, Beethoven, "Tarantella" by David Popper, "Royal Clarinet" by Eddy Sauter are included. There is no one performance by Rastrelli Cello Quartett without the audiences favorite "Porgi and Besss" fantasies, "Night train" by Jimmy Forest and "Take Five" by Dave Brubeck.

Andrey Samsonov (clarinet) and Ann-Cheng-Barns (piano), the Professor of musical University in Linkoln (USA) will take part in the concert.

The beginning of the concert at 19.00
Information: 571-0506

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