• About the Music

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    Carnegie Hall burst onto the international stage when Pyotr Ilych Tchaikovsky—the world's most illustrious and popular musician—stepped out to conduct at its first Opening Night in 1891. His vivid, powerful music and flowing melodies had already swept the world, leading the way for a striking new dynasty of composers that included Rachmaninoff, Stravinsky, Prokofiev, and Shostakovich.

    In October, Valery Gergiev and his Mariinsky Orchestra commemorate that performance by performing his symphonies, one through six—all part of a focus on the composer and his successors that also includes performances by Anna Netrebko and Ensemble ACJW.