International Tour, 2014 October 28 2014
26th October, Alte Oper, Frankfurt
On the 26th October, The Mariinsky Orchestra and Valery Gergiev arrive in Frankfurt to begin their tour of Germany and Austria.
The concert features a thoroughly Russian programme: Shchedrin The Little Humpbacked Horse, Shostakovich Violin Concerto No 1, featuring soloist Nicola Benedetti, and Prokofiev Symphony No 5.
Gergiev is a close friend of Rodion Shchedrin, one of the most famous living composers in Russia.
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27th, 28th October, Wiener Konzerthaus, Vienna
Next, The Mariinsky Orchestra will travel to Vienna for two concerts at the Wiener Konzerthaus conducted by Valery Gergiev.
Each concert features a programme of Prokofiev – a composer that is considered to be one of Gergiev’s favourites.
The first concert on the 27th October will feature Prokofiev’s first and last symphonies, No 1 and No 7, in addition to his first two piano concertos which will be performed by Denis Kozhukin and Alexei Volodin.
On the 28th October, audiences will have a chance to hear Prokofiev’s Symphony No 6, as well as three of his piano concertos; Nos 3, 4 and 5, featuring soloists Behzod Abduraimov, Sergei Babayan and Alexei Volodin.
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30th, 31st October, 1st November, Konzerthaus Dortmund, Dortmund
Following Vienna, The Mariinsky Orchestra under the baton of Valery Gergiev will arrive in Dortmund for three concerts featuring works by Prokofiev.
On the 30th October all five of Prokofiev’s completed piano concertos will be performed, featuring soloists Alexei Volodin, Denis Kozhukin, Behzod Abduraimov and Sergei Babayan.
On the 31st October the Mariinsky Orchestra, Soloists and Chorus will give a concert performance of Prokofiev’s Betrothal in a Monastery, conducted by Valery Gergiev.
The final concert, on 1st November, sees the Mariinsky Orchestra and Choir perform excerpts from Prokofiev’s Cinderella as well as Ivan the Terrible.
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9th December, Auditorium Giovanni Agnelli, Turin
The Mariinsky Orchestra, conducted by Valery Gergiev, arrive in Turin on 9th December to begin a string of performances in Italy.
The concert features works by two Great Russian composers: Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No 6, the Pathétique, and Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition.
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10th, 11th, 12th December, Santa Cecilia Hall, Rome
Following Turin, The Mariinsky Orchestra and Valery Gergiev will arrive in Rome for three concerts of works by Prokofiev at the Santa Cecilia Hall
The first concert, on 10th December, features three of Prokofiev’s symphonies: No 1, No 4 and No 5.
On 11th December, The Mariinsky Orchestra will perform Prokofiev’s Symphony No 2 and Symphony No 7, as well as his Violin Concerto No 2, played by the renowned Greek violinist Leonidas Kavakos.
The final concert, on 12th December, features Prokofiev’s Symphony No 3 and Symphony No 6.
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UK tour, November 2014 October 14 2014
2nd November 2014, Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff
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3rd, 4th November 2014, Barbican Centre, London
5th, 6th, 8th, 9th November 2014, Birmingham Hippodrome
The Mariinsky Opera and Orchestra, with Valery Gergiev, then travel to Birmingham for performances of Wagner’s epic Ring Cycle in Birmingham Hippodrome.
The Ring is a tale of gods and heroes, dwarves and giants – yet its characters are driven by passions that are all too human. The theft of magical gold from the depths of the River Rhine and its forging into the Ring sets in train the story of a world corrupted by greed and the lust for power that may only be redeemed, finally, by an act of selfless love.
To convey this epic tale, Wagner composed music of overwhelming power and beauty. It is hardly an exaggeration to say that almost every film score ever written owes something to Wagner’s approach to The Ring. From the mysterious opening that sets the waters of the Rhine and the story in motion, to the thunderous Ride of the Valkyries, to love music that can be inexpressibly tender or shockingly erotic, to the thrilling climax of the whole cycle, when one world ends and another begins – this is the journey of a lifetime.
“This promises to be one of the hottest opera tickets… so book as soon as you can”
"The stage was filled with genuinely intriguing imagery, evocative of ancient Russian folk and fine arts, and some strangely surreal touches befitting Wagner's mythological epic."
New York Times, 2007
On the 8th November, at 4pm, Valery Gergiev will be signing CDs before the performance of Siegfried at Birmingham Hippodrome.
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7th, 8th November, Town Hall, Birmingham
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20% off Jewels! September 04 2014
For a limited time only, we are offering Marinsky store customers 20% off Balanchine's Jewels.
Blu-ray - was £17.99, now £14.39
DVD - was £15.99, now £12.79
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Prokofiev: Romeo & Juliet September 04 2014
Leonid Lavrovsky’s celebrated production of Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet, is released for the first time in HD, and in a Double Play, Blu-ray and DVD package. Filmed in the historic Mariinsky Theatre in 2013, it stars Mariinsky dancers Diana Vishneva as Juliet, Vladimir Shklyarov as Romeo, Alexander Sergeyev as Mercutio, Islom Baimurado as Benvolio, Ilya Kuznetsov as Tybalt and is conducted by Valery Gergiev.
The Mariinsky ballet has just completed a summer residency at Covent Garden. This same cast opened the season with Romeo and Juliet and received much acclaim throughout the UK press.
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5 Years of the Mariinsky Label September 04 2014
To mark our 5th anniversary, we have compiled a special playlist celebrating the Mariinsky Label's continued success.
Featuring 11 tracks and spanning the breadth of the label's output, it is available now to download via iTunes.
Video: The making of a Concerto February 18 2014
Pianists to watch in 2014 January 28 2014
ICMA 2014 winner! January 20 2014
The Mariinsky label recording of The Gambler has won an International Classical Music Award for DVD Performance.
The production, filmed in 2010 at the historic Mariinsky Theatre, features a fantastic cast of Russian soloists including Sergei Aleksashkin (The General) and Vladimir Galuzin (Alexei).
View the video trailer for the release here.