Season Event

Mariinsky Orchestra, Valery Gergiev, conductor

  • October 8, 2011 at 8:00 pm

Concert Hall

Valery Gergiev, conductor

One of Russia’s oldest and most respected musical organizations, this phenomenal ensemble is one of the world’s great orchestras. With a reputation for extraordinary musicianship, the Mariinsky Orchestra sets the standard to which others aspire, particularly in the performance of music by the Russian masters. “The gripping performances these musicians from St. Petersburg offered had such intensity, character, and insight that it was hard to imagine the music played with more authority.” (The New York Times) Formed more than 225 years ago, the orchestra of the Mariinsky Theatre (formerly the Kirov Orchestra) has a long and distinguished history. Esteemed Maestro Valery Gergiev leads the orchestra in an exciting all-Tchaikovsky performance that includes the Russian master's Symphony No. 5 and Piano Concerto No. 1 performed by Tchaikovsky competition Grand Prize winner Daniil Trifonov. “The Orchestra is a perfectly balanced, impeccably blended virtuoso instrument, and Gergiev plays it with masterly élan.” (Los Angeles Times)

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