Valery Gergiev, music director
Denis Matsuev, piano
Shchedrin Concerto for Orch No. 1 “Naughty Little Limericks”
Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 2 in G major
Mussorgsky Pictures at an Exhibition
One of the oldest musical institutions in Russia, the Mariinsky Orchestra enjoys a long and distinguished history. Founded during 18th century under the reign of Peter the Great, the Orchestra has established its reputation as one of the finest orchestras in Europe. Through the leadership of Valery Gergiev and extensive touring, Mariinsky is often referred to as “the world’s first global orchestra.”
Since his triumphant victory at the 11th International Tchaikovsky Competition, Denis Matsuev is one of the most sought-after musicians in the world. He has performed with some of the world’s finest symphonies and was the “People’s Artist of Russia.” Matsuev is a dynamic performer that commands the piano with undeniable technique.
VTB BANK is the Principal Partner of the Mariinsky Theatre. SBERBANK and YOKO NAGAE CESCHINA are the Principal Sponsors.
MARIINSKY FOUNDATION of America is the North American Sponsor.