Music Preview: MARIINSKY ORCHESTRA (North American tour with Valery Gergiev at Disney Hall)

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by Frank Arthur on October 29, 2017

in Music,Theater-Los Angeles,Tours


Beginning tonight, October 29, Valery Gergiev and the Mariinsky Orchestra will undertake their greatest tour of the season, presenting sixteen concerts in cities in the USA and Canada though November 15. During the tour, the orchestra will be appearing alongside such stunning pianists of the present day as Behzod Abduraimov, Denis Matsuev, Daniil Trifonov and Stanislav Ioudenitch.

Few orchestras can match the Mariinsky’s authority, blend, and fullness of sound, especially when it is playing the music of its countrymen. Directed by Valery Gergiev, the Mariinsky comes to Disney Hall for one night only, November 1, 2017, to play complex works by two 20th-century giants who lived in the shadow of Stalin’s regime: Prokofiev (the powerful and dazzling pianist Denis Matsuev gives his take on the bold and athletic Second Concerto) and Shostakovich (the Soviet government disapproved of his volatile Ninth Symphony). Rounding out the program, Scriabin’s Third Symphony, The Divine Poem, is a radiant, restless tone poem for orchestra.

The Orchestra of the Mariinsky Theatre enjoys a long and distinguished history as one of the oldest musical institutions in Russia. Founded in the 18th century during the reign of Peter the Great and housed in St. Petersburg’s famed Mariinsky Theatre since 1860, the Orchestra entered its “golden age” in the second half of the 19th century under the musical direction of Eduard Napravnik, whose leadership for more than a half century (1863-1916) secured its reputation as one of the finest in Europe.

Mariinsky Orchestra
North American Tour, 2017
Valery Gergiev, conductor
Denis Matsuev, piano
SHOSTAKOVICH: Symphony No. 9
PROKOFIEV: Piano Concerto No. 2
SCRIABIN: Symphony No. 3, The Divine Poem
for tickets, call 323.850.2000 or visit LA Phil
for more dates and cities, visit Mariinsky on Tour

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