Picks of the Week

Originally published in The Moscow Times on March 10, 2000

Longing for summer? Unpack your tent and start the season's camping early this year - there's certainly reason to pitch that trusty nylon two-sleeper outside the Moscow Conservatory. This weekend is packed with auditory goodies no music lover will want to risk missing.

Friday's concert will feature material by Frederick Chopin performed by pianist Vladimir Krainev in the Great Hall at 7 p.m. Or, if you prefer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, the Tchaikovsky's own Great Symphony Orchestra will perform the composer's "The Marriage of Figaro" overture in the Great Hall at 7 p.m. Saturday.

Meanwhile, the Small Hall will resonate with the music of German composers Robert Schumann and Felix Mendelssohn as performed by the Moscow Chamber Orchestra Saturday - the concert starts at 7 p.m. The orchestra won international recognition as one of the world's best chamber ensembles under the leadership of former director Rudolf Barshai.

Sunday is for youngsters at the Great Hall. The day will begin with the Children and Youth…

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