On 7 February, 2019 a concert «Great overtures» was held at the Big Stage of the Music Hall Theatre. The Saint-Petersburg Northern Sinfonia Orchestra led by maestro Fabio Mastrangelo presented a new musical program which featured overtures to the famous operas by Mozart, Massenet, Rossini, Donizetti, Bizet, Beethoven, Berlioz, Rachmaninov and Glinka.  Musicians have amply demonstrated that an overture is not just an orchestral introduction to an opera but an independent genre of symphony program music. Consul General of Italy in St. Petersburg Alessandro Monti was the guest of honour at the concert.

The pictures taken at the concert are available in the album:

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