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Orchestra of the Mariinsky Theater


  • One of the oldest Russian orchestras, its history dates back to the St Petersburg Imperial Opera Orchestra over two centuries ago. Since 1978, Valery Gergiev has been the Artistic Director, expanding the orchestra’s repertoire so that it now commands a global reputation for the dynamism and visceral excitement of its performances.

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Future tour
Summer Festivals
Lucerne & Bonn, September 2017
In September 2017 Intermusica brings the Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra to the Lucerne and Beethoven Bonn festivals. Their performance in Bonn will mark the opening of the festival, during which they will perform the prelude from Wagner’s Lohengrin, Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 4 all under the baton of Valery Gergiev.

In Lucerne the orchestra will perform two varying programmes: one consisting entirely of music by Mussorgsky, the other entirely by Prokofiev. Mezzo-soprano Oksana Volkova will perform Mussorgsky’s Songs of Dances and Death before the concert closes with Pictures at an Exhibition.

For the orchestra’s second Lucerne performance Daniil Trifinov, Behzod Abduraimov and Sergey Redkin will perform numbers 1-5 of Prokofiev’s piano concertos in what will surely be a memorable evening.


1 September 2017: Lucerne, Switzerland
Mussorgsky Khovanshchina: Prelude
Mussorgsky Night on Bald Mountain (arr. Rimsky-Korsakov)
Mussorgsky Songs and Dances of Death
Mussorgsky Pictures at an Exhibition

2 September 2017: Lucerne, Switzerland
Prokofiev Piano Concerto No. 1 in D-flat major
Prokofiev Piano Concerto No. 2 in G minor
Prokofiev Piano Concerto No. 3 in C major
Prokofiev Piano Concerto No. 4 in B-flat major
Prokofiev Piano Concert No. 5 in G major

8 September 2017: Beethovenfest Bonn, Germany
Wagner Lohengrin Prelude
Rimsky-Korsakov Scheherazade
Beethoven Symphony No. 4 in B-flat major

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Past tour
Gergiev returns to Festival de Pâques
Europe, April 2016
Starring Festival Artistic Director Renaud Capuçon and cellist Gautier Capuçon, the Orchestra of the Mariinsky Theater perform a French and German programme including Brahms Double Concerto.

Also marking the 100th anniversary of the birth of Henri Dutilleux, the programme will feature two of the composer's concerti : The tree of dreams (1985) for violin and all a distant world ... (1970) for cello. 


Monday 28 March 2016, 20.30
Grand Théâtre de Provence, Aix-en-Provence 

Debussy Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun
Dutilleux While a distant world ...
Dutilleux The tree of dreams
Wagner Prelude to Act I of Lohengrin
Brahms Concerto for Violin and Cello in A minor, op. 102

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Past tour
Shostakovich Cycle
2012 - 2014
The Orchestra of the Mariinsky Theatre and Chorus under Valery Gergiev performed all of Shostakovich symphonies combined with all his concertos in a residency at the Salle Pleyel in Paris over the 12/13 and 13/14 seasons.

Valery Gergiev, conductor


7 January 2013
Symphony No.1 (32’)
Symphony No.2 (chorus) (18’)
Piano Concerto No.2 (17’) Matsuev
Symphony No.15 (chorus) (43’)

8 January 2013
Symphony No.3 (27’)
Cello Concerto No.2 (26’) Brunello
Symphony No.13 (chorus) (61’)

1 December 2013
Symphony No.4 (63’)
Piano Concerto No.1 (21’) Trifonov
Symphony No.9 (25’)

2 December 2013
Symphony No.5 (46’)
Symphony No.14 (48’)

3 December 2013
Symphony No.6 (30’)
Cello Concerto No.1 (33’)
Symphony No.10 (52’)

16 February 2014
Violin Concerto No.2 (31’)
Symphony No.7 (75’)

17 February 2014
Symphony No.8 (62’)
Symphony No.12 (38’)

18 February 2014
Violin Concerto No.1 (27’)
Symphony No.11 (62’)

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Past tour
Lucerne Festival with Daniil Trifonov
Europe, August 2014
Intermusica tours the Orchestra of the Mariinsky Theatre to Switzerland for its return to the Lucerne Festival. The orchestra will be conducted by Valery Gergiev joined by Daniil Trifonov.

The programme features Chopin Piano Concerto No.2 alongside Wagner Prelude to Lohengrin and Tchaikovsky Symphony No.6.

Daniil Trifonov and Valery Gergiev have frequently performed together, with their April 2014 performance at the Barbican Centre, London, praised in the press:

“Trifonov's performance was a marvel, a mixture of exuberance and fabulous subtlety, as remarkable for the delicate precision of his wispy pianissimos as for the irrepressible energy of its grandstanding rhetoric.”
Guardian, April 2014

In October 2011, Trifonov joined Gergiev and the Orchestra of the Mariinsky Theatre to Carnegie Hall, New York, for another praised performance:
“Technique is simply not an issue for Trifonov, and he knows how to apply this freedom in the service of the music. In his two encores – Chopin's Grand Valse brilliante and Liszt's La campanella – the word "storyteller" kept coming to mind.
Crouching in front of the piano, Trifonov knows how to get inside a piece and make it come to life. The Chopin was full of tasteful nuances and literally danced, while the Liszt showed off Trifonov's incredible passagework and control of structure.”
Classical Source, October 2011


31 August 2014
KKL Lucerne  

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Past tour
Monte Carlo and Aix-en-Provence
Europe, April 2013
Following its hugely successful Shostakovich cycle in Paris in January, Intermusica is pleased to be touring the Orchestra of the Mariinsky Theatre to the south of France and Monaco.

The orchestra perform two concerts, in Monte Carlo and Aix-en-Provence, with Valery Gergiev conducting different programmes including Shostakovich, Messiaen and Dutilleux. 


5 April 2013
Auditorium Rainier III, Monte Carlo 

6 April 2013
Grand Theatre de Provence, Aix-en-Provence

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