Running time:
80 minutes, no break
20 October 2022 Thursday 19.00 Grand hall
19.00 Grand hall

Bach’s “St John Passion”
Pratum Integrum
Conductor – Ekaterina Antonenko

Today, INTRADA – directed by Ekaterina Antonenko – is a leading Russian-based vocal ensemble of the new generation. INTRADA is a frequent collaborator with leading Russian and European ensembles. The ensemble is regularly invited to perform with Moscow leading orchestras led by renowned conductors, such as the Russian State Symphony Orchestra under Vladimir Jurowski, Moscow Soloists under Yuri Bashmet, Russian National Orchestra under Mikhail Pletnev – venues, including Moscow and St.-Petersburg Philharmonic, Mariinski Concert Hall, Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory, Moscow International House of Music and the Moscow Kremlin. INTRADA is a regular guest at the Moscow festival «December Nights» founded by Svyatoslav Richter at the State Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts. Live recordings would be broadcast by “Kultura” TV-Channel, as well as German Radio “Culture”. The album called “Unknown Renaissance: to mark 450 Anniversary of Jan Sweelinck” was released in 2014. INTRADA performed at the Schlosskapelle Dresden in the frames of «Dresdner Kunstfest 2015». INTRADA appeared at the Musikfest Erzgebirge 2016 and at the Dresden Music Festival in 2017 and 2019. Following an invitation of the Deutschlandsradio “Kultur” the group performed at the Wartburg Castle in 2018. INTRADA appeared in the first concert series of the Lausitz-Festival in 2019. In 2021 the group gave a concert at the Live From London – Christmas festival. Bach’s “Christmas Oratorio” was performed by INTRADA with Svetlanov State Orchestra led by Wladimir Yurovsky earlier 2020 year.

Pratum Integrum, a Russian orchestra on period instruments, was founded in Moscow in 2003. The Latin name translates as “unmown meadow” and refers to fresh sounding but still obscure Baroque and classical compositions which form the core of the orchestra’s repertoire. Musicological research undertaken by Pavel Serbin, the Artistic Director, enabled Pratum Integrum to give Russian premiere performances of more than two hundred compositions (the list includes works by such composers as Theodor Schwartzkopf, Anton Ferdinand Tietz, Antonio Rosetti and Joseph Wölfl, to name just a few). Among the most memorable projects were the premieres of Georg Gebel’s Johannes Passion, Lully’s Les Saisons and Yevstigney Fomin’s Orfeo ed Euridice (the latter with the Russian Horn Orchestra). Pratum Integrum has had the great honour to perform with Trevor Pinnock, Peter Neumann, Sigiswald Kuijken and Wieland Kuijkens, Alfredo Bernardini, Paolo Grazzi, Philippe Jaroussky, Winfried Boenig and others. It was also a genuine pleasure to appear at prominent international festivals including Tage Alter Musik (Regensburg), Musica Antiqua (Bruges), Nordlysfestivalen (Tromsø), the Magdeburg Telemann Festival and Early Music Festival in St. Petersburg.