St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra, Yuri Temirkanov, Conductor and Nikolai Lugansky, Piano
March 4, 2017
Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall, New York
Founded in 1882, the St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra is the oldest orchestra in Russia. “One of the greatest and most exciting orchestras in the world,” (The Guardian), the St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra has been under the direction of Yuri Temirkanov since 1988. “The orchestra is a Russian national treasure,” said the Washington Post, and “conductor Yuri Temirkanov one of the best in the world.” The Orchestra will perform Shostakovich’s unforgettably powerful Symphony No. 5 (the work received its world premiere by the ensemble when it was known as the Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra). Celebrated pianist Nikolai Lugansky will join the orchestra to perform Brahms’ Concerto No. 1.
“Nikolai Lugansky, who goes from strength to strength, was the tremendous soloist in the concerto – a performance of dark poetry yet fiercely unsentimental, at times almost to a point of spareness. His moodiness, honesty and poise were mirrored in orchestral playing of exceptional sincerity and depth.” (The Guardian)
Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 1, Op. 15
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5 in D Minor, Op. 47
Venue: Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall
Carnegie Hall is a concert venue in Midtown Manhattan in New York City. Designed by architect William Burnet Tuthill and built by philanthropist Andrew Carnegie in 1891, it is one of the most famous and prestigious venues in the United States for classical and popular music, renowned for its beauty, history, and acoustics. Carnegie Hall, located at 57th Street and 7th Avenue, is actually three halls in one: the main venue is the Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage, which seats 2,804, the underground Zankel Hall seats 599, and Weill Recital Hall seats 268.
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