"The orchestra, under musical director Valery Gergiev, moves as if with a single mind and always with purposeful passion." —The Times, London
“Put Russian conductor Valery Gergiev on a podium and the usual result is musical fireworks. Pair him with his hometown orchestra, St. Petersburg’s venerable Mariinsky Orchestra, and the chemistry becomes combustible, especially when the sensational Moscow-born pianist Denis Matsuev is a guest” (Chicago Classical Review). These internationally lauded artists present a riveting and iconic Russian program as master conductor Gergiev and the Mariinsky Orchestra make their Krannert Center debut.
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 9 in E-flat Major, Op. 70
Shchedrin: Piano Concerto No. 2
Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 3 in E-flat Major, Op. 75
Stravinsky: Firebird Suite (1919)
This performance will run approximately one hour and 48 minutes, and includes a 20-minute intermission.
Before the performance, enjoy a special dinner buffet service at Intermezzo cafe. Select from slow-roasted, hand-carved prime rib or roast pork tenderloin with creamy dijon sauce for $14.95. You’ll receive red-skinned mashed potatoes, fresh steamed vegetables, and rolls with your entree. Service begins at 5:30pm and continues until 7:30pm.