07 June 2016
Valery Gergiev to appear on the Palace Square
The Mariinsky Symphony Orchestra under Valery Gergiev will perform on the Palace Square on 17 June.
The performance of the Mariinsky Symphony Orchestra conducted by Valery Gergiev on the Palace Square, the first of this kind since 2007, will be held as part of the St. Petersburg Holiday Film and Music Festival. The concert is dedicated to the 125th anniversary of Sergei Prokofiev’s birth. The program will include the cantata Alexander Nevsky and the oratorio Ivan the Terrible starring film and drama actor Alexey Petrenko as the reciter. Episodes from two films by Sergei Eisenstein, for which Prokofiev composed this music, will be presented simultaneously on a big screen.
The concert of the Mariinsky Symphony Orchestra under Valery Gergiev is a part of the official cultural program of the SPIEF 2016 and of the St. Petersburg Holiday Film and Music Festival. During the festival, on 16–19 June, over 25 Russian and Soviet films will be presented on two big screens of the Palace Square.
Submitted on 25 August 2016, Thursday