The Mariinsky Orchestra

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The Mariinsky Orchestra and dazzling conductor Valery Gergiev return to Memorial Hall for the fourth time with two passionate Russian concerts. One of the oldest musical institutions in Russia, founded in the 18th century during the reign of Peter the Great and housed in St. Petersburg?s famed Mariinsky Theatre since 1860, the Orchestra enjoys a long and distinguished history. Valery Gergiev, artistic and general director of the Mariinsky Theatre, is a prominent figure in all the world’s major concert halls, and since 1988 has taken the Mariinsky ballet, opera and orchestra ensembles to more than 45 countries, garnering universal adulation. This is the second appearance in Memorial Hall for pianist Denis Matsuev.

Program Notes

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JAN 31

PROKOFIEV              Piano Concerto No. 3 in C major, Op. 26
                                        Behzod Abduraimov, piano

SHOSTAKOVICH       Symphony No. 8 in C minor, Op. 65



TCHAIKOVSKY        Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-flat minor, Op. 23
                                      Denis Matsuev, piano

PROKOFIEV              Symphony No. 5 in B-flat major, Op. 100


Classical music performances are made possible by The William R. Kenan, Jr. Charitable Trust. We thank the Trustees for their visionary generosity.

Student tickets for this performance by the Mariinsky Orchestra are made possible by Munroe and Becky Cobey. 


Performance Length: 122 minutes, including intermission (January 31) / 98 minutes, including intermission (February 1)

Intermission: 20 minutes

Late Seating Policy: Late seating will be permitted only at intermission, so please plan to arrive early.