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Mariinsky Orchestra of St. Petersburg

Valery Gergiev, music director and conductor
Denis Matsuev, piano

"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.

Dinner Buffet

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.

Endowed Underwriters

  • Clair Mae & G. William Arends

Endowed Co-sponsors

  • Joan & Peter Hood
  • Anonymous

Patron Sponsor

  • James Economy

Patron Co-sponsors

  • Carolyn G. Burrell
  • Lois & Robert Resek
  • Selma Richardson
  • Shirley & Arthur Traugott
  • Masha & Brent Trenhaile

Corporate Bronze Sponsor

  • Country Inn & Suites

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Event Details

Foellinger Great Hall
Th Nov 09, 2017 - 7:30pm
Pick Five+: 51 / SC 46 / STU 15 / UI & YTH 10 Single: 53 / SC 48 / STU 15 / UI & YTH 10 Choral Balcony: 15 / UI & YTH 10 Great Hall Series (5 Events): 252 / SC 227 / STU 75 / UI & YTH 50