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    Mariinsky & RSNO

  • When
    23 August 19:30 - 22:30
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  • Two great orchestras come together

    Only at the International Festival could you experience two of the world’s finest orchestras in a single concert.

    Powerhouse conductor Valery Gergiev here conducts both: his own Mariinsky Orchestra from St Petersburg and Scotland’s own Royal Scottish National Orchestra. Each in a masterpiece from the 20th century: the Mariinsky in the wit and charm of Prokofiev’s ‘Classical’ Symphony; and the RSNO in the remarkable evocations of Britten’s Frank Bridge Variations.

    Both orchestras join forces for the overwhelming power of Shostakovich’s Fourth Symphony, whose shattering climaxes demand the most gargantuan forces the composer ever wrote for.

    Orchestra of the Mariinsky Theatre
    Royal Scottish National Orchestra
    Valery Gergiev | Conductor

    Prokofiev | Symphony No 1 in D 'Classical'
    Britten | Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge
    Shostakovich | Symphony No 4

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