7:00 PM Sunday, March 5, 2017
“Russia’s oldest symphony orchestra surpassed all expectations… the St. Petersburg Philharmonic spilled forth music in the purest form possible—straight from each score’s soul and into the hearts of listeners” (The Washington Post). The acclaimed St. Petersburg Philharmonic and Music Director Yuri Temirkanov return to Symphony Center with a performance of Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 5 and Brahms’ Piano Concerto No. 1 featuring Russian pianist Nikolai Lugansky.
Brahms Piano Concerto No. 1Shostakovich Symphony No. 5
St. Petersburg PhilharmonicYuri Temirkanov conductorNikolai Lugansky piano
8:00 PM Wednesday, November 8, 2017
"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). All three return to Symphony Center to take on Prokofiev's formidable Second Piano Concerto, plus a performance of Shostakovich's wry Ninth Symphony.
Shostakovich Symphony No. 9Prokofiev Piano Concerto No. 2R. Strauss Ein Heldenleben
Mariinsky OrchestraValery Gergiev conductorDenis Matsuev piano
3:00 PM Sunday, January 28, 2018
One of America's top symphonic ensembles, the Minnesota Orchestra has a long history of acclaimed performances around the world. Finnish conductor Osmo Vänskä and his celebrated ensemble—both superb Sibelius interpreters—head to Orchestra Hall for the composer's profound symphonic poem En Saga, along with Tchaikovsky's majestic First Piano Concerto with Israeli pianist Inon Barnatan and Beethoven's Symphony No. 7. "That plush, super-charged Minnesota sound is back with a new edge of tenacity" (The Guardian).
Sibelius En SagaTchaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 1Beethoven Symphony No. 7
Minnesota OrchestraOsmo Vänskä conductorInon Barnatan piano
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