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Mariinsky & RSNO | 2017 International Festival

Mariinsky & RSNO

Two great orchestras come together

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

Mariinsky Orchestra
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

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.

Mariinsky Orchestra
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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Orchestra of the Mariinsky Theatre
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Royal Scottish National Orchestra
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Valery Gergiev
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23 August 2017

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