In between concerts at the Ravinia and Verbier Festivals, violinist and conductor Maxim Vengerov can be heard in Monaco and Brussels this weekend, appearing on two gala programs.
On July 27, Vengerov appears at the Naked Heart Foundation’s Love Ball in Monte Carlo, supporting the charity’s mission to ensure a loving family and safe place to play for all children, in its annual fundraiser. Vengerov appears alongside compatriot ballerina Diana Vishneva, a principal of both the Mariinsky Ballet and American Ballet Theatre. Together, they perform Mikhail Fokine’s ballet The Dying Swan, set to Saint-Saëns’s “Le Cygne” from Carnival of the Animals, at the Opéra de Monte-Carlo.
The evening of July 28 finds Vengerov in Château du Lac, Brussels, for the closing gala concert of Musica Mundi, the summer music-training course for young musicians. As an artist-in-residence for the program, Vengerov appears alongside fellow violinist Ivry Gitlis and pianist Itamar Golan, as well as the Young Talents Ensembles and Orchestra of Musica Mundi.