March 27

Tchaikovsky Concert Hall

GALA OPENING CONCERT

Russian National Orchestra

Artistic Director and Chief Conductor – Mikhail Pletnev

State Academic Sveshnikov Russian Choir

Artistic Director and Chief Conductor – Boris Tevlin

Masters of Choral Singing

Artistic Director – Lev Kontorovich

Conductor – Christoph Eschenbach

Daniela Bruera – soprano

Larisa Diadkova – mezzo-soprano

Bryan Himel – tenor

Noé Colin bas

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770—1827)

Symphony No. 9 in d minor op. 125 (1824)

1.      Allegro non troppo, un poco maestoso

2.      Molto vivace – Presto

3.      Adagio molto e cantabile – Andante moderato

4.      Presto – Recitativo – Allegro assai – Alla Marcia: Allegro assai vivace – Andante maestoso – Allegro energetic, sempre ben marcato – Allegro ma non tanto – Prestissimo

March 29, 30, 31

State Academic Bolshoi Theatre of Russia (New Stage)

American Ballet Theatre

Pyotr Tchaikovsky (1840—1893)

Theme and Variations

Choreography by George Balanchine

Johann Sebastian Bach

(Selections from Suite for Solo Cello No.2 in D Minor and Suite for Solo Cello No.3 in C Major)

Troika

Dedicated to Mstislav Rostropovich

WORLD  PREMIERE

Choreography by Benjamin Millepied

Domenico Scarlatti

Seven Sonatas

Choreography by Alexei Ratmansky

Leonard Bernstein

Fancy Free

Choreography by Jerome Robbins

April 2

Kolonny Zal Doma Soyuzov

Kremerata Baltica

Artistic Director, Chief Conductor and Soloist – Gidon Kremer

I

Richard Strauss
Intermezzo from the opera Capriccio (1942)

Robert Schumann
Concerto for Violin and Orchestra
Rearranged by the composer from his Concerto for Violoncello and Orchestra,
op. 129 (1850)
(Transcription by Rene Koering)

II
The Art of Instrumentation
Dedicated to Johann Sebastian Bach and Glenn Gould
10 Keyboard Works in Instrumentation by Contemporary Composers

April 3

Kolonny Zal Doma Soyuzov

Novaya Rossiya State Symphony Orchestra

Artistic Director and Chief Conductor – Yury Bashmet

Soloist: Enrico Dindo, violoncello

I

Benjamin Britten (1913—1976)

A Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra

(Variations and Fugue on a Theme of Henry Purcell), op. 34 (1945)

Dmitry Shostakovich (1906—1975)

Concerto for Violoncello and Orchestra No. 2 in G major, op. 126 (1966)

Dedicated to Mstislav Rostropovich

II

Sergei Rachmaninov (1873—1943)

Symphonic Dances, op. 45 (1940)

April 4

Tchaikovsky Concert Hall

Orchestra of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino

Conductor – Zubin Mehta

Soloist – Denis Matsuev, piano

I

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756—1791)

Overture to the opera The Marriage of Figaro (1786)

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770—1827)

Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 3 in C minor, op. 37 (1800)

II

Bela Bartok (1881—1945)

Concerto for Orchestra (1943)

April 5

Tchaikovsky Concert Hall

GALA CLOSING CONCERT

Orchestra of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino

Conductor – Zubin Mehta

I

Giuseppe Verdi (1813—1901)

Overture to the opera I vespri siciliani (1855)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756—1791)

Symphony No. 41 in C major (“Jupiter”) K.551 (1788)

II

Gustav Mahler (1860—1911)

Symphony No. 1 in D major (the Titan) (1884)

April 6

St. Petersburg Philharmonia

Orchestra of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino

Conductor – Zubin Mehta

I

Gustav Mahler (1860—1911)

Symphony No. 1 in D major (the Titan) (1884)

II

Bela Bartok (1881—1945)

Concerto for Orchestra (1943)

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