Under the inspired direction of Valery Gergiev, St. Petersburgs Mariinsky Orchestra, one of the oldest and pre-eminent symphony orchestras in Russia, returns to Memorial Hall for two nights with programs that include the U.S. premieres of new works by Matthias Pintscher and Rodion Shchedrin. Co-produced by Carolina Performing Arts and the Schleswig-Holstein Festival for The Rite of Spring at 100, Pintschers composition takes the two-trumpet theme from The Rite of Spring as its inspiration and will be featured alongside works by Dmitri Shostakovich and Richard Strauss. Rodion Shchedrins Cleopatra and the Snake, written for orchestra and soprano, highlights the second nights performance and will be followed by Shostakovichs Symphony No. 6 and a closing performance of The Rite of Spring score.
Conductor Valery Gergiev makes … the undeniably great passages stupefying
Classical music performances are made possible by The Wiliam R Kenan Jr. Charitable Trust. We thank the Trustees for their visionary generosity and for encouraging others to support Carolina Performing Arts