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St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra

Yuri Temirkanov, conductor
Nikolai Lugansky, piano

Tuesday 31st January, 8pm

St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra

Room: Main Auditorium
Prices: €75, €64.50, €47.50 (€37.50 choir balcony)
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Khachaturian Orchestral Suites from Spartacus
Prokofiev Piano Concerto No. 3, Op. 26
Shostakovich Symphony No. 5, in D minor, Op. 47

Any visit by Russia’s oldest and finest philharmonic orchestra is to be welcomed, particularly when chief conductor Yuri Temirkanov takes the helm. According to The Guardian the St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra is ‘one of the greatest and most exciting orchestras in the world’. Founded in 1882 it is regarded (by Le Figaro) as “not just the crowning glory of Russian culture, but also the best representative of the State … it has become an essential worldwide ambassador of the Russian symphonic school”.

Representing St Petersburg’s great musical history, the orchestra joins forces with the acclaimed Russian pianist Nikolai Lugansky , who makes a welcome return to the National Concert Hall stage to perform Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 3, completing their all-Russian programme for this special evening.

Pre-Concert Talk with Michael Dervan

Tuesday 31st January, 6.45pm

In this pre-concert talk entitled Musings on Soviet music, Michael Dervan talks about his changing personal perspective on music and composers in the Soviet Union.
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"Temirkanov and his players told stories in music. Everything was direct, vivid and full of character, [...] the playing was visceral, breathless and cinematic." The New York Times

St. Petersburg Philharmonic with conductor Yuri Temirkanov perform Rimsky-Korsakov Scheherazade


Presented by The National Concert Hall
Supported by The Irish Times

Rosneft - Title Partner of the D.D. Shostakovich Saint Petersburg Academic Philharmonia






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