Tonight in the Concert Hall of the Mariinsky Theatre, St. Petersburg, Valery Gergiev conducts the Mariinsky Orchestra in an all-Shostakovich program. An appearance by Maestro Gergiev and his orchestra is always a one-of-a-kind event, so we're excited that he brings the St. Petersburg connection to Carnegie Hall on opening night. That night, Gergiev and the Mariinsky Orchestra perform an all-Russian program that features three figures closely associated with the Mariinsky Orchestra's home city—Shostakovich's Festive Overture, Tchaikovsky's Variations on a Rococo Theme, and Rimsky-Korsakov's Scheherazade.
Rimsky-Korsakov's Scheherazade (The Young Prince and the Young Princess)
Kirov Theater Orchestra; Valery Gergiev, Conductor; Sergei Levitin, Violin
Gergiev and the Mariinsky Orchestra perform four more all-Russian concerts—including three all-Tchaikovsky programs—at Carnegie Hall in October.
Related: October 5, Mariinsky Orchestra: Carnegie Hall's Opening Night 2011–2012
October 6, Mariinsky Orchestra: Tchaikovsky's Symphonies No. 1 and No. 6
October 9, Mariinsky Orchestra: Tchaikovsky's Symphonies No. 2 and No. 5
October 10, Mariinsky Orchestra: Tchaikovsky's Symphonies No. 3 and No. 4
October 11, Mariinsky Orchestra: Stravinsky's Firebird Suite and Shostakovich's Symphony No. 1