Mariinsky Orchestra

Nov 8

8:00 PM

Shostakovich, Prokofiev, R. Strauss

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.

Program

Shostakovich Symphony No. 9
Prokofiev Piano Concerto No. 2
R. Strauss Ein Heldenleben

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