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

Russian National Orchestra

Kirill Karabits Conductor

Paul Lewis Piano 

Musorgsky Introduction and Gopak from Sorochinsky Fair
Mozart Piano Concerto No 25 in C major
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 the 2013 International Festival, the Orchestra returns for a two-evening residency in the Usher Hall, with Paul Lewis and Denis Matsuev as soloists 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. Karabits opens the concert with two irresistibly foot-tapping numbers from Musorgsky’s rustic opera Sorochinsky Fair.

Please note, Mikhail Pletnev will not now perform with the Russian National Orchestra due to an injury to his shoulder. We are extremely grateful to Paul Lewis who will take his place.


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

Paul Lewis Piano

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

Please note, Mikhail Pletnev will not now perform with the Russian National Orchestra due to an injury to his shoulder. We are extremely grateful to Paul Lewis who will take his place


More information about some of the artists

Russian National Orchestra
Website

Kirill Karabits
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.

Review by: 

The Herald


This event was part of a previous International Festival and is therefore unavailable to book.

The 2017 International Festival programme will be released in the spring.

Tickets

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

Current discounts

Students: 30% off
Senior citizens : 30% off
Unemployed: 30% off
BECTU, Equity, MU: 30% off
Under 18s : 50% off
Young Scot cardholders: 50% off