Mariinsky Orchestra

The Mariinsky Orchestra sits in a concert hall dressed in all black with music stands covered in sheet music. The conductor to the right is preparing to start their next piece.

Mariinsky Orchestra

Mariinsky Orchestra arrives at the Lied Center under the baton of its GRAMMY® Award-winning music director Valery Gergiev. Christened “Russia’s musical crown jewel” by the New York Times, the Mariinsky Orchestra was founded in the 18th century during the reign of Peter the Great and enjoys a long and distinguished history as one of the oldest musical institutions in Russia.

A recipient of numerous awards, Gergiev also serves as Principal Conductor of the Munich Philharmonic and the World Orchestra of Peace, Artistic Director of the Stars of the White Nights Festival and the Moscow Easter Festival, and Chair of the Organizational Committee of the International Tchaikovsky Competition. One of the world's top 15 symphony orchestras, the Mariinsky Orchestra with renowned conductor Valery Gergiev, performs its first-ever Lied Center concert. Highlights for this grand performance include: Mahler's triumphant Symphony No. 5, Debussy's Prelude to the afternoon of the faun and Rachmaninov's Paganini Variations with piano soloist Behzod Abduraimov. The Uzbek pianist, who regularly performs with the world’s great orchestras and conductors, replaces Denis Matsuev, who regrettably had to cancel his appearance due to family reasons. 

Sponsors: Conductor's Circle and Piano Circle

Location: 
Lied Center Main Stage