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Karabits conducts Musorgsky, Mozart and Tchaikovsky
Saturday 20 August 2016
Usher Hall

Russian National Orchestra

Kirill Karabits Conductor

Mikhail Pletnev Piano 

Musorgsky Introduction and Gopak from Sorochinsky Fair
Mozart Piano Concerto No 24 in C minor
Tchaikovsky Symphony No 2 ‘Little Russian’

Famed for its gleaming sonic power and impeccable finesse, the Russian National Orchestra has quickly soared to become one of the world’s finest orchestras since its founding by eminent Russian pianist and conductor Mikhail Pletnev in 1990.

Following two celebrated concerts at Festival 2013, the Orchestra returns for a two-evening residency in the Usher Hall, with Pletnev as soloist in two contrasting piano concertos, and with a strong focus on the colourful, passionate music of its Russian homeland.

Under dynamic young Ukrainian conductor Kirill Karabits, the Orchestra presents Tchaikovsky’s joyful ‘Little Russian’ Symphony, a high-spirited romp through some of the country’s folk tunes. Pletnev is the soloist in the dark, defiant drama of Mozart’s brooding Piano Concerto No. 24, and Karabits opens the concert with two irresistibly foot-tapping numbers from Musorgsky’s rustic opera Sorochinsky Fair.


The Russian National Orchestra is a fantastic music machine.... seamlessly textured, supremely balanced and astoundingly virtuosic.

The Herald


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  • Running time: 
    1 hour 50 minutes approximately

Venue

Usher Hall

Lothian Road
Edinburgh
EH1 2EA

Supported by

Dunard Fund

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Russian National Orchestra

Kirill Karabits Conductor

Mikhail Pletnev Piano

Musorgsky Introduction and Gopak from Sorochinsky Fair
Mozart Piano Concerto No 24 in C minor
Tchaikovsky Symphony No 2 ‘Little Russian’


More information about some of the artists

Russian National Orchestra
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Kirill Karabits
Website

Mikhail Pletnev
Website

Russian National Orchestra | The Herald

June 30th 2016

The Russian National Orchestra is a fantastic music machine.... seamlessly textured, supremely balanced and astoundingly virtuosic.

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Grand circle: £45 £37 £25.50
Stalls: £45 £37 £28
Upper circle: £25.50 £18.50 £12.50

Current discounts

Students: 30% off
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Under 18s : 50% off
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