The Mariinsky Theatre Symphony Orchestra Orchestra made its debut Stars on Baikal Music Festival.

The famous Mariinsky Theatre Symphony Orchestra came to the Stars on Baikal Music Festival.This is a great music event for Russia's music life organized by a world famous pianist Denis Matsuev.

 

Before the concert Valery Gergiev met with journalists and thanked Denis Matsuev, the Artistic Director of Irkutsk Festival, for his invitation to take part in this significant musical event.
“It seems to me that “The Stars on Baikal“ Festival is a symbol of “Siberian Musical Health”. Perhaps, earlier, speaking about “Siberian health” no one could bear in mind the Musical Health of this marvelous Region. 
But for today this is your greatest achievement, first of all, as the Head of the Festival”, said Valery Gergiev, the Artistic Director of The Mariinsky Theatre.

One rehearsal and two performances took place in one evening. During the first one The Mariinsky Theatre Symphony Orchestra performed the Prokofiev 2nd Concerto and Dmitri Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 15. Alexander Toradze known for long-term collaboration with Valery Gergiev was a soloist. The works by Mendelssohn, Debussy, Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninoff were performed during the second concert.

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