Music conductor and Mariinsky Theater artistic director Valery Gergiev.
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Carnegie Hall and Brooklyn Academy of Music to host Russia’s top conductor.
World-famous Russian conductor Valery Gergiev, the artistic and general director of St. Petersburg’s Mariinsky Theater, is to perform in New York at the end of February.
On Feb. 24, he conducts the Mariinsky Orchestra at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. The Orchestra will play five Prokofiev Piano Concertos, with Grammy nominee Daniil Trifonov to be among the piano soloists.
On Feb. 25, dancers Diana Vishneva and Uliana Lopatkina will honor legendary Russian ballerina Maya Plisetskaya at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in the first of a four-night tribute, including a video homage to the late ballerina. Vishneva will appear in Alonso’s Carmen Suite, while Lopatkina will perform Fokine’s The Dying Swan. Gergiev will conduct the Mariinsky Orchestra in Ravel’s Bolero.
On Feb. 26-28, Carnegie Hall hosts Valery Gergiev with the Vienna Philharmonic and the peerless music of Wagner, Tchaikovsky and Mussorgsky.
Feb. 24, 7:30 p.m., Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM)
Folk, Form, and Fire: The Prokofiev Piano Concertos
Soloists: Sergei Babayan (piano), George Li (piano), Sergei Redkin (piano), Alexander Toradze (piano), Daniil Trifonov (piano)
Feb. 25, 7:30 p.m., Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM)
Mariinsky in New York
Mariinsky Ballet & Orchestra in memory of Maya Plisetskaya
Feb. 26, 8:00 p.m., Carnegie Hall
Wagner: Overture to The Flying Dutchman
Debussy: La Mer
Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition (orch. Ravel)
Feb. 27, 8:00 p.m., Carnegie Hall
Mussorgsky: Prelude to Khovanshchina
Neuwirth: Masaot / Clocks Without Hands (NY Premiere, co-commissioned by Carnegie Hall)
Wagner: Selections from Götterdämmerung
Feb. 28, 2:00 p. m., Carnegie Hall
Wagner: Prelude and Good Friday Music from Parsifal
Tchaikovsky: Manfred Symphony
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