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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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Past tour
Bratislava Music Festival
Europe, October 2017
In October 2017 Valery Gergiev and the orchestra of the Mariinsky Theatre travelled to Bratislava to perform as part of the annual music festival.


14 October 2017
Bratislava Music Festival
Conductor Valery Gergiev

Debussy Prélude à l'après midi d'un Faune
Messiaen L’Ascension
Stravinsky The Firebird
Shostakovich Symphony No. 15

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Past tour
Summer Festivals
Lucerne & Bonn, September 2017
Intermusica brings the Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra to the Lucerne Festival and Beethovenfest Bonn. Their performance in Bonn marks the opening of the festival, and features the Prelude from Wagner’s Lohengrin, Rimsky-Korsakov Scheherazade and Beethoven Symphony No. 4 all under the baton of Valery Gergiev.

In Lucerne the orchestra gives two concerts: the first - an all-Mussorgsky programme - features the ever-popular Pictures at an Exhibition, and Songs of Dances and Death with soprano Oksana Volkova. The second concert features three soloists delivering all five Prokofiev Piano Concertos.


1 September 2017
KKL Lucerne, Switzerland
Conductor Valery Gergiev
Soprano Oksana Volkova

Mussorgsky Prelude to Khovanshchina
Mussorgsky Night on Bald Mountain
Mussorgsky Songs and Dances of Death
Mussorgsky Pictures at an Exhibition (arr. Ravel)

2 September 2017
KKL Lucerne, Switzerland
Conductor Valery Gergiev
Piano Behzod Abduraimov (Concerto Nos. 1 & 3)
Piano Daniil Trifonov (Concerto No. 2)
Piano Sergey Redkin (Concerto Nos. 4 & 5)

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
Conductor Valery Gergiev

Wagner Prelude to Lohengrin
Rimsky-Korsakov Scheherazade
Beethoven Symphony No. 4

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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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