MARIINSKY ORCHESTRA and SAN DIEGO SYMPHONY


Wednesday, October 24, 2018 8:00PM
Copley Symphony Hall

MARIINSKY ORCHESTRA and SAN DIEGO SYMPHONY
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MARIINSKY ORCHESTRA
and SAN DIEGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
A Jacobs Masterworks Classical Special Concert

Mariinsky Orchestra
San Diego Symphony Orchestra
Valery Gergiev, conductor

GLINKA: Overture to Russlan and Ludmilla (Mariinsky Orchestra)
BORODIN: In the Steppes of Central Asia (San Diego Symphony)
SHOSTAKOVICH: Symphony No. 7 in C Major, Op. 60: Leningrad (Mariinsky Orchestra + San Diego Symphony)

Join us for a special performance featuring the San Diego Symphony Orchestra combined with the world-renowned Mariinsky Orchestra from St. Petersburg, Russia. This extraordinary concert features the Mariinsky Orchestra performing Glinka’s Russlan and Ludmilla overture and the San Diego Symphony performing (for the first time ever) Borodin's In the Steppes of Central Asia.

This all-Russian concert comes to a grand conclusion with Maestro Valery Gergiev leading the combined orchestras in a searing performance of Shostakovich’s powerful Leningrad Symphony. Don’t miss this unforgettable evening featuring Mariinsky joining forces with an American orchestra for the very first time, all happening on the stage of Copley Symphony Hall at the Jacobs Music Center!

Note: there will be no pre-concert talk for this performance. Programs, artists, dates, prices and availability are subject to change.

The San Diego Union-Tribune has published an interesting preview article detailing the history and context of Dmitri Shostakovich's Leningrad.