In Europe with the orchestra of the Mariinsky theatre

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Valery Gergiev and the Symphony orchestra of the Mariinsky theatre will perform concerts in Luxembourg, Dresden and Sofia. The program works by Sergei Prokofiev, Dmitri Shostakovich, Richard Wagner, Claude Debussy, Pyotr Tchaikovsky and Igor Stravinsky, the tour will take place from 18 to 22 may, RIA Novosti press-service of the theatre.

Will open European tour Thursday speech in the Luxembourg Philharmonic. Performed by the Symphony orchestra of the Mariinsky theatre and Valery Gergiev will feature works by Prokofiev excerpts from the ballet «Cinderella», the Third and Sixth symphonies.

The tour will continue in Germany, where the orchestra under Gergiev will be performing in the Concert hall of the Palace of culture in Dresden. In the program: the Fifth Symphony of Shostakovich and fragments of the operas «Parsifal» and «götterdämmerung» by Richard Wagner. Together with the Mariinsky Opera will perform the Opera Dutch singer Eva-Maria Westbrook (soprano).

Completed European tour by the Symphony orchestra and Maestro Gergiev’s concert in Sofia, where the «Mariinsky theatre» will open the 48th international festival «Sofia music weeks». At the concert hall «Bulgaria» will be featured: Suite from the ballet «the Firebird» by Stravinsky, prelude to «Afternoon rest of the Faun» by Debussy, Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony and the First «Classical» Symphony of Prokofiev.

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