In April Rodion Shchedrin visited the conservaitoire of Moscow and presented his new choir album "The XXI Century" to the students and attendants of the meeting.
During the concert the audience enjoyed several of the pieces which have been included into the album:
"Burlesca" (lyrics by N. Aseev)
"Parable" (lyrics by N. Glazkov) - World premiere
"Don't be too sweet, or you'll get pecked"
"Who is not sinful to God is not guilty towards the tsar’’
"No common sense - poverty awaits"
Participants: Rodion Shchedrin - composer, People's Artists of the USSR, Alexander Sokolov - Rector of Moscow Conservatory, Chamber Choir of Moscow Conservatory (Artistic Director & Conductor Alexander Solovyev), Alexander Bonduryansky - professor of Moscow Conservatory, father Gennady - parson of The Saint Assumption church of the city of Aleksin