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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 2, 7:00
The Rite of Spring
The celebrated Mariinsky Theater Symphony
Orchestra and their renowned conductor
Valery Gergiev take the stage for a trio of
Stravinsky’s most beloved ballet scores.
Each vividly portrays a compelling dramatic
story: the heroic Prince Ivan and his magical
Firebird battle an evil sorcerer; a clown-puppet
comes to life to pursue a beautiful ballerina;
and a young maiden dances to her death in an
ancient pagan sacrifice.
Please note that this concert will be
performed with two intermissions.
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 3:00
Violin Concerto No. 2
Symphony No. 2
Marking his 25th season as artistic director
and principal conductor, Yuri Temirkanov
and the St. Petersburg Philharmonic present
an all-Russian program with Rachmaninov’s
Symphony No. 2, considered to be among
the composer’s finest works and featuring
one of his most luscious melodies. Prokofiev’s
Second Violin Concerto starts simply with a
hauntingly beautiful melody in the solo violin,
played here by dynamic newcomer Vilde
Frang, and concludes with a rousing Spanish
dance, complete with castanets.
MONDAY, MARCH 17, 8:00
Founded in 1936 by a group of Jewish
musicians drawn from major European
orchestras, the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
regularly tours the world’s most prestigious
cultural centers and festivals. Hear them for
one night only at Symphony Center with their
legendary music director, Zubin Mehta.
PHOTOS CLOCKWISE FROM UPPER LEFT:
VALERY GERGIEV, MARIINSKY THEATER SYMPHONY
ORCHESTRA, YURI TEMIRKANOV, ZUBIN MEHTA
CONDUCTS THE ISRAEL PHILHARMONIC
ORCHESTRA, ST. PETERSBURG PHILHARMONIC
LEGENDARY ORCHESTRA S.