Dmitri Hvorostovsky Gala To Feature Ildar Abdrazakov & Stephen Costello

By Francisco Salazar

On August 26, 2018, Dmitri Hvorostovsky’s family and friends, together with the Krasnoyarsk Government and Rusfond (Russian Fond for Help to Sick Children), will organize a charity concert “Hvorostovsky and Friends.”

The concert, which is set to be in the memory of Hvorostovsky, will be held in Peace Square near the Great Concert Hall of the Krasnoyarsk Philharmonic where the late baritone gave his last concert in Russia on June 2, 2017. The concert will feature such international artists as Ildar Abdrazakov, Hibla Gerzmava, Stephen Costello, Aigul Akhmetshina, and Borislav Strulev and will be accompanied by the Krasnoyarsk Academic Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Dmitri’s close friend Constantine Orbelian.

The motto for the concert will be Hvorostovsky’s phrase “We are together for the sake of children” and the concert will be free. Florence Hvorostovsky, the baritone’s widow, is the force behind the concert.