Mariinsky Orchestra with Valery Gergiev, conductor

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Under the inspired direction of Valery Gergiev, St. Petersburg’s 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, Pintscher’s 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 Shchedrin’s Cleopatra and the Snake, written for orchestra and soprano, highlights the second night’s performance and will be followed by Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 6 and a closing performance of The Rite of Spring score.

“Conductor Valery Gergiev makes … the undeniably great passages stupefying”
– USA Today

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