16 October 2003, 8.00 PM
Berlin Concert Hall.
Infos & Reservation: (030) 20 29 87 11

Diffusion on ARTE:
4 December 2003, 10.35 PM

     We are pleased to announce the first live performance of Sergei Prokofiev's original film score
of ALEXANDER NEVSKY in a film concert on 16 October 2003 at the Berlin Concert Hall.

     For the first time, the original film score will be performed live with orchestra and chorus.
65 years ago the music had been released in cinema as part of the film's soundtrack, now the original score has been reconstructed. The generous help and contribution of the renowned Moscow museums Glinka State Central Museum of Musical Culture and the TSGALI Museum enabled German music publishers Sikorski to re-edit the original manuscript. The live premiere will be conducted by Frank Strobel and performed by Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin (RSB), Ernst Senff-Chor and soloist Marina Domashenko.
     We expect this event to be in the centre of public attention in Germany, as it represents not only a successful cooperation between Russia and Germany in the cultural field, but is also a major contribution to keeping alive our cultural heritage. The concert is part of the renowned "Berliner Festwochen", focusing this year on the theme "Berlin-Moscow".
     The reconstruction includes a recording of the film music for CD and TV release, produced as a joint venture between RSB, Deutschlandradio and ZDF in cooperation with the French-German cultural TV channel ARTE.

Hamburg, 12 September 2003