2015 USA Tour December 29 2014
The momentous, two week Mariinsky Theatre residency at the Brooklyn Academy of Music opens on January 14th 2015 with a contemporary opera rarity, The Enchanted Wanderer, bringing Rodion Shchedrin’s mystic opera to New York in its first full staging at the BAM Howard Gilman Opera House. Then, from the 15th - 25th January, the historic Mariinsky Ballet, responsible for producing some of the dance world’s most influential artists, makes a rare appearance at BAM, performing repertoire of full length classics and contemporary ballets. Representing three centuries of Russian ballet the residency opens with two full-length works - the Tchaikovsky classic Swan Lake, choreographed by Petipa and Ivanov, revised by Sergeyev, and Prokofiev’s Cinderella from contemporary ballet choreographer Alexei Ratmansky. The company will also present Chopin: Dances for Piano, a repertory program featuring Michel Fokine’s Chopiniana, Jerome Robbins’ In the Night, and Benjamin Millepied’s Without.
Artistic and General Director Valery Gergiev will conduct the Mariinsky Orchestra on January 15, 17, 18, and 20
For tickets for The Enchanted Wanderer performance on the 14th January 2015 please click here
For tickets for the Tchaikovsky Swan Lake performances, 15th & 16th January, 21st – 23rd January, please click here
For tickets for the Prokofiev Cinderella performances, 17th & 18th January, please click here
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The Mariinsky Orchestra and Valery Gergiev give two performances of Russian orchestral masterpieces at the Hill Auditorium. The 24th January programme features 24-year-old pianist Behzod Abduraimov, the grand prize winner of the 2009 London International Piano Competition, in a performance of Prokofiev’s dazzling Piano Concerto No. 3. The Mariinsky Orchestra will also be performing Shostakovich Symphony No 4 in C minor.
At the age of 18, pianist Behzod Abduraimov won first prize in the 2009 London International Piano Competition, wowing judges with his youthful virtuosity.
The performance on the 25th January will start with Shchedrin’s Concerto for Orchestra No 1 ‘Naughty Little Limericks’. The concert will then feature pianist Denis Matsuev in Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1 alongside Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition, originally written for piano but performed by the orchestra in an arrangement by Maurice Ravel.
Laureate of prestigious Shostakovich Prize in Music and State Prize of Russian Federation in Literature and Arts, Denis Matsuev has become a fast-rising star on the international concert stage since his victory at the 11th International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow in 1998. He is quickly establishing himself as one of the most sought-after pianists of his generation, having appeared in hundreds of recitals at the most prestigious and legendary concert halls throughout the world. His Tchaikovsky Piano Concertos Nos 1 & 2 release, on the Mariinsky label, was awarded Recording of the Month by Gramophone magazine, and can be bought here.
Valery Gergiev and the Mariinsky Orchestra will also receive the 2015 UMS Distinguished Artist Award at this Ford Honors Program concert; a gala dinner after the concert raises funds to support
UMS education programs.
This performance marks the Mariinsky’s 12th UMS appearance. The orchestra last performed at Hill Auditorium in 2012.
27th January – 1st February, Kennedy Centre, Washington D.C., USA
The Mariinsky ballet will be performing at the Kennedy Centre, conducted by Valery Gergiev, a repertoire of Stravinsky Rite of Spring, Weber Le Spectre de la Rose, Saint-Saëns The Swan and Minkus
Paquita Grand Pas.
On 27th January Valery Gergiev conducts the Mariinsky Orchestra in music by two 20th century giants who lived in the shadow Stalin’s terror. Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No 3, performed here by celebrated pianist Behzod Abduraimov, is one of his most popular works – an energetic masterpiece laced with biting wit, romantic interludes, and a fiery solo part. Shostakovich’s admiration of Mahler is evident in his massive Symphony No. 4, particularly so in the huge emotional arc of its closing movement. Political circumstances forced Shostakovich to cancel its 1936 premiere and the music was not heard until 1961 – long after Stalin’s death.
On 28th January a powerful wartime symphony is the centerpiece of this program of Russian music from the imperial and Soviet eras. Prokofiev wrote his Symphony No. 5 in the summer of 1944 when Soviet victory was imminent and called it “a symphony of the grandeur of the human spirit.” While not as well-known as his first, Tchaikovsky’s Second Piano Concerto, performed here by the internationally acclaimed Denis Matsuev, has much of the same singing lyricism and virtuosity as its popular predecessor. Dazzlingly orchestrated and bubbling with wit, Shchedrin’s Concerto for Orchestra No. 1, 'Naughty Limericks,' is a boisterous curtain raiser.
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For tickets for the 28th January concert please click here
Conductor Ignat Solzhenitsyn and the venerable Mariinsky Orchestra bring to Troy the best of Russia: Tchaikovsky Romeo and Juliet (Overture-Fantasy), Prokofiev Suite No 3 from Romeo and Juliet, and Rachmaninov Symphony No 1 in D minor. The historic Troy Music Hall is famous for its excellent acoustics and this concert is part of the 118th season of Troy Chromatic Concerts.
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Valery Gergiev and the Mariinsky Orchestra Celebrate Mayo Performing Arts Center’s 20th Anniversary.
In the winter of 1994, conductor Valery Gergiev and his friend Alexander Slobodanynik entered the boarded-up, run-down Community Theatre. Gergiev stepped onto the dilapidated stage, snapped his fingers, listened to the acoustics and proclaimed, “The Kirov with play here!” On September 29, 1994, after a massive clean-up effort by hundreds of volunteers, Gergiev and the Kirov opened the newly created Community Theatre performance hall. It was a night to remember.
Now, in honour of our 20th anniversary, Valery Gergiev returns with the Mariinsky Orchestra (the former Kirov orchestra) to celebrate their 20-year success as a performing arts venue. This concert will feature another memorable performance by the Mariinsky that will rival that magical night 20 years ago.
To join Mayo for this very special evening 20 years in the making, where they will perform Shchedrin Concerto for Orchestra No. 1 ‘Naughty Little Limericks’, Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No 2 performed by Denis Matsuev, and Mussorgsky Pictures at an Exhibition, please click here.
The Mariinsky Orchestra and dazzling conductor Valery Gergiev return to Memorial Hall for the fourth time with two passionately Russian concerts. On the 31st January the orchestra will perform Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No 3 with Behzod Abduraimov on piano, & Shostakovich Symphony No 8. On the 1st February the orchestra will perform Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No 1 with Denis Matsuev on piano, & Prokofiev Symphony No 5. This is the second appearance in Memorial Hall for pianist Denis Matsuev.
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Son of the Nobel Prize-winning author Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Ignat Solzhenitsyn, one of today’s most gifted artists, conducts the Mariinsky Orchestra in the Peabody Auditorium. They perform Tchaikovsky Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture, Prokofiev Romeo and Juliet, Suite No 3, and Rachmaninov Symphony No 1.
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Director Valery Gergiev leads music by two 20th century giants, Prokofiev and Shostakovich. Young Uzbekistani piano sensation Behozod Abduraimov will make his Kravis Centre debut in this performance.
The Mariinsky performs Prokofiev Piano Concerto No 3 & Shostakovich Symphony No 8. For your tickets please click here
The Mariinsky Orchestra, conducted by Valery Gergiev and joined by Denis Matsuev, perform Shchedrin Naughty Little Limericks, Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 2 and Prokofiev Symphony No. 5 at Artis-Naples.
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The Wall Street Journal calls the Mariinsky Orchestra “Spectacular!” The San Francisco Examiner raves that Music Director Valery Gergiev is “extraordinary!”
Led by Maestro Gergiev, the Mariinisky Orchestra performs Friday, February 6 at the Adrienne Arsht Center. The program includes Mussorgky’s Pictures at an Exhibition and Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto Number Two with pianist Denis Matsuev in the acoustically-suburb Knight Concert Hall.
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To buy your copy of Shchedrin's The Enchanted Wanderer, which includes Concerto for Orchestra No 1, 'Naughty Little Limericks', please click here
To buy your copy of Prokofiev Piano Concerto No 3 and Symphony No 5 on the Mariinsky label please click here
To buy your copy of Shostakovich Symphony No 4 on the Mariinsky label please click here
To buy your copy of Shostakovich Symphony No 8 on the Mariinsky label please click here
To buy your copy of Tchaikovsky Piano Concertos No 1 & 2 with Denis Matsuev on the Mariinsky label please click here
To download your copy of the Mariinsky label’s brand new release, Mussorgsky
Pictures at an Exhibition, from iTunes please click here
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