Valery Gergiev to Give Two Concerts on Primorsky Stage in December

The greatest symphonic events of the season will take place in the Great Hall of the Primorsky Stage on December 11. Maestro Valery Gergiev and the Symphony Orchestra of the Mariinsky Theatre will present two programs for the Far East audiences.

On December 11 at 18:30, the famous symphonic tale Peter and the Wolf for narrator and orchestra by Sergey Prokofiev will be performed. This unique opus is a kind of “guide” to musical instruments. The plot of the tale written by Prokofiev himself is presented by a narrator. Each character in it is assigned a certain instrumental timbre and theme tune. The composition became very popular as an easy, game-like way of getting even the youngest listeners to know the orchestral intonations.

On December 11, the long-waited-for concert of the Symphony Orchestra of the Mariinsky Theatre will begin at 20:00. This symphony ensemble, one of Russia’s oldest, has a history of over two centuries behind it, including working with the most prominent names in the art of classical music. In 2008, the Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra, according to the poll by leading critics of the largest periodicals of America, Asia, and Europe, was entered on the list of the world’s 20 best orchestras, ahead of two other Russian ensembles. To hear it in Vladivostok is a real high day for music lovers, especially when under the baton of its principal conductor and artistic director Valery Gergiev.

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