October 22, 20118:00 pm - 11:00 pm
La Maison Symphonique
1600 St Urbain St
October 23, 2011
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
National Arts Centre
1 Elgin St
Mariinsky Orchestra with Maestro Valery Gergiev
making a triumphant return to Montreal and Ottawa!
Following last year’s sold-out appearance, Maestro Valery Gergiev and the celebrated Mariinsky Orchestra bring their unique artistry to a performance of Tchaikowsky’s two best-loved symphonies:
No. 1 Winter Dreams, and No. 6 Pathétique
“The gripping performances these musicians from St. Petersburg offered had such intensity, character and insight that it was hard to imagine the music played with more authority.” —
New York Times
“Gergiev-led Mariinsky bring orchestral fireworks to NAC – performance was rewarded with one of those standing ovations that are instant and unanimous.”—Ottawa Citizen
One of the greatest conductors of our time, Valery Gergiev moves and captivates audiences with his intensity, his charisma and his profoundity. Enormously acclaimed on the international scene, he returns to Montreal and Ottawa with the legendary Mariinsky Orchestra, which he has been leading masterfully for more than 20 years.
Mariinsky Orchestra enjoys a long and distinguished history as one of the oldest musical institutions in Russia. Valery Gergiev’s inspired leadership as Artistic and General Director since 1988 has taken Mariinsky ensembles to 45 countries and has brought universal acclaim to this legendary institution, now in its 227th season. The success of the Orchestra’s frequent tours has created the reputation of what one journalist referred to as “the world’s first global orchest
Presently Principal Conductor of the London Symphony Orchestra and The World Orchestra of Peace, Valery Gergiev is also founder and Artistic Director of the Stars of the White Nights Festival and New Horizons Festival in St. Petersburg, among others. Maestro Gergiev is the recipient of a numerous international awards, among them a Grammy, the Dmitri Shostakovich Award, Sweden’s Polar Music Prize, Netherlands’s Knight of the Order of the Dutch Lion, Japan’s Order of the Rising Sun, the Herbert von Karajan prize and France’s Royal Order of the Legion of Honor.
Montreal performance is a presentation of Show One Productions in association with the Montreal Symphony Orchestra.
Ottawa performance is a presentation of Show One Productions in association with the National Arts Centre.
The Canadian appearances of the Mariinsky Orchestra are sponsored by Bank of Montreal.
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