Today, 29 April, saw the start of a tour of Russia by the Mariinsky Orchestra and Valery Gergiev. In one day the musicians will be performing in Tula, Oryol and Kursk. Tomorrow, 30 April, there will be a concert in Smolensk, then the Mariinsky Orchestra will travel to Briansk, where it will appear under the baton of young conductor Zaurbek Gugkaev, while Valery Gergiev will leave for Moscow where he will appear in a concert opening the I International Young Pianists’ Grand Piano Competition.
The XV Moscow Easter Festival runs from 1 to 17 May 2016 with the support of the Moscow City Government, the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation, the Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation and with the blessing of His Holiness Kirill, Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia.
The XIV Moscow Easter Festival came to a close May 9th with a concert in the Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory by the Mariinsky Theatre Symphony Orchestra for which Valery Gergiev conducted Tchaikovsky’s First and Sixth Symphonies.
The Mariinsky Theatre Symphony Orchestra with Valery Gergiev conducting and good friend and perennial Festival participant Denis Matsuev as soloist will open the Fourteenth Moscow Easter Festival on April 12th at 8 pm in the Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory.