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18.10.2019

On 20 October at 14.00 as part of the XIX festival International Conservatory Week and the Year of Music of Great Britain and Russia the Concert Hall of the Mariinsky Theatre will host the Russian premiere of the fantasy-opera Where the Wild Things Are by British composer Oliver Knussen after motifs of the eponymous fairy-tale by Maurice Sendak

On 20 October at 14.00 as part of the XIX festival International Conservatory Week and the Year of Music of Great Britain and Russia the Concert Hall of the Mariinsky Theatre will host the Russian premiere of the fantasy-opera Where the Wild Things Are by British composer Oliver Knussen after motifs of the eponymous fairy-tale by Maurice Sendak.

This semi-staged version of the production will be presented by soloists and the symphony orchestra of the Shadwell Opera (London, Great Britain). The vocal roles will be sung by Rhian Lois (Max), Claire Barnett-Jones (Mama), Kate Howden (Tzippy / Female Wild Thing), Robin Bailey (Moishe / Wild Thing with Beard), Benedict Nelson (Bruno / Wild Thing with Horns), Nicholas Morris (Emile / Rooster Wild Thing), Thomas Bennett (Bernard / Bull Wild Thing) and Robin Bailey (Goat Wild Thing). The conductor will be Finnegan Downie Dear, a renowned proponent of contemporary music, while the stage director will be Jack Furness (Great Britain).

Published in 1963, the book Where the Wild Things Are by American author and artist Maurice Sendak instantly became a classic of American children’s literature and, one year later, was named best illustrated book in the world. In the latter half of the 1970s on a commission from the Opéra National in Brussels, Maurice Sendak and Oliver Knussen together created an opera libretto, the former also designing the production costumes and sets. Thus emerged this fantasy-opera in nine scenes for six soloists and orchestra. A performance of the first version of the work took place in 1980 in Belgium, the premiere of the final version being presented in 1984 in London, the opera subsequently being performed in Saint Paul and New York (USA). In Russia, Where the Wild Things Are is being performed for the first time.

The concert programme also includes a performance of Maurice Ravel’s five children’s pieces for symphony orchestra Ma Mère l’Oye. The role of Narrator will be performed by Maria Kasparova.

17.10.2019

On 24 and 28 October at the Concert Hall of the Mariinsky Theatre Valery Gergiev will be conducting the first premiere of the 2019-20 season – Claude Debussy’s opera Pelléas et Mélisande. The Stage Director, Costume Designer and co-Production Designer together with Marsel Kalmagambetov is Anna Matison

On 24 and 28 October at the Concert Hall of the Mariinsky Theatre Valery Gergiev will be conducting the first premiere of the 2019-20 season – Claude Debussy’s opera Pelléas et Mélisande. The Stage Director, Costume Designer and co-Production Designer together with Marsel Kalmagambetov is Anna Matison.

The roles are being rehearsed by:
Pelléas – Gamid Abdulov, Yegor Chubakov and Vladimir Moroz;
Mélisande – Aigul Khismatullina, Anna Denisova and Irina Mataeva;
Arkel – Oleg Sychov and Vladimir Feliauer;
Geneviève – Elena Sommer, Elena Vitman and Zlata Bulycheva; and
Golaud – Andrei Serov and Yevgeny Ulanov.

Pelléas et Mélisande is Anna Matison’s second work as a director for the Mariinsky Theatre. Her debut production – Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov’s opera The Golden Cockerel – was conducted by Valery Gergiev at the Mariinsky II in December 2014. In 2017 a video recording of the opera was released on the Mariinsky label in DVD and Blu-ray formats. The disc was nominated for a Grammy award (2018) as best opera recording as well as many rave reviews in such respected publications as BBC Music Magazine and Gramophone, where the production was hailed as “an excellent piece for your first acquaintance with Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov’s opera.”

Of her latest work for the Mariinsky Theatre, Anna Matison says that: “Maestro Gergiev has long wished to stage Pelléas et Mélisande at the Concert Hall – it is here that you can truly get to grips with all the nuances of the score. In Debussy’s music there are no typical duets, triplets or choruses, though there are leitmotifs – we rhyme these carefully, sometimes repeating literally one and the same mise-en-scène with differing characters. Maeterlinck made generous use of symbols, transforming the traditional love triangle into a philosophical narrative. While maintaining the symbols that already exist, we are adding new ones. For example, the dying kingdom with its dying king are like a boat sinking beneath the waves, while the characters are forced to survive amidst the pieces of wreckage that will also disappear soon.”

Of the more than ten opera projects that Claude Debussy had seriously considered, he completed just one – the opera Pelléas et Mélisande. The opus, based on the eponymous play by Maurice Maeterlinck, was completed in 1895, though it did not immediately meet with success in attempts to have it staged.
The premiere took place at Paris’ Opéra Comique on 30 April 1902. At the time, the absence in the score of songs and dances, choruses and ensembles, and the semitones and extremely precise musical imagery that had concerned the composer left audiences at a loss. As time passed, however, assessments of the work improved, and for the French this opera by Claude Debussy became a matter of national pride as well as a historical event heralding the start of the 20th century in music. In Russia, Pelléas et Mélisande was first performed in 1915 at Petrograd’s Theatre of Musical Drama, subsequently not being staged in St Petersburg for almost one hundred years. It was only in 2012 that the Mariinsky Theatre turned to it, presenting a production staged by Daniel Kramer.

Further performances of the new production will also take place at the Concert Hall on 5 November and 13 December.

17.10.2019

The Mariinsky Ballet is continuing one of its most important tours this season. The first performances have already taken place at two of the most prestigious venues in the USA – the New York City Center and the Kennedy Center (Washington)

The Mariinsky Ballet is continuing one of its most important tours this season. The first performances have already taken place at two of the most prestigious venues in the USA – the New York City Center and the Kennedy Center (Washington).

On 5 and 6 October the tour opened with the US premiere of Mariinsky Theatre soloist Alexander Sergeev’s debut choreographic piece At the Wrong Time at the modern dance festival Fall for Dance at the New York City Center. After two performances, which were praised as “an enchanting neoclassical sketch about the relationships of three couples” (Theater Scene) the dancers of the ballet company departed for Washington where, from 8 to 13 October, the Kennedy Center hosted the Mariinsky Theatre’s annual series of performances.

The American premiere of the ballet Paquita with choreography by Yuri Smekalov (reconstruction and staging of the choreography of Marius Petipa in the Grand Pas from Act III by Yuri Burlaka) met with a warm response from audiences and received enthusiastic reviews from the press. “Viktoria Tereshkina whipped through her double fouetté turns in the final minutes of Paquita, spinning with such speed you half-expected to see her shoes smoke. And the Opera House audience lost its collective mind. Of course, there could be no other response” was how the critic for The Washington Post began her review. In addition to the performer of the title role, she also commented on Timur Askerov as Andrés: “The Mariinsky men look especially strong on this tour, particularly the elegant Timur Askerov as the caballero’s son.” As well as the dancers who performed the lead roles, young soloists of the ballet company who appeared in the Grand Pas also received lofty praise. “There is much to admire about Smekalov’s new full length Paquita, and the Grand Pas is truly the glittering jewel of this particular ballet. Petipa’s high classicism brings out the very best in these dancers. The female women of the Corps de Ballet dazzled here, as did the soloists who accompanied them. May Nagahisa stood out for the liquidlike flow of her dancing, her generous and graceful port de bras, and her fleet and articulate footwork. Vlada Borodulina, Anastasia Nuikina, Daria Ionova, and Yekaterina Chebykina, who danced the variations that followed also deserve special praise for the affectionate care, beauty, and commitment they gave to their dancing” – (DC Theatre Scene).

The critic of the portal Broadway World noted the artistic design of the production: “With its fairytale castle setting and glamorous costuming, the Grand Pas is where the Mariinsky is its most visually stunning. But the entire work is dedicated to creating striking aesthetics that transport audiences to a gypsy caravan, the countryside and even a jail cell.”

“(This ballet is) a tremendous opportunity for an accomplished company like the Mariinsky to pull out the stops and dazzle you with their mastery of the form. The show (…) is a feast for the eyes, with gorgeously colorful costumes and brilliantly-executed scenic decorations, with moments of pure joy and a healthy dose of good humor. (…) they create an opening for Maria Khoreva and Konstantin Zverev to shine. And shine they certainly do, at the head of a company brimming with talent” – DC Metro Theater Arts.

On 16 October the next series of performances kicks off at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts (Costa Mesa), where the tour will be joined by the Mariinsky Orchestra. The dancers will be performing Ludwig Minkus’ ballet La Bayadère with choreography by Marius Petipa (1877), revised version by Vladimir Ponomarev and Vakhtang Chabukiani (1941), with individual dances by Konstantin Sergeyev and Nikolai Zubkovsky. The principal roles will performed by the company’s leading dancers, among them Ekaterina Kondaurova, Alina Somova, Maria Khoreva, Nadezhda Batoeva, Timur Askerov, Andrei Yermakov, Kimin Kim and Vladimir Shklyarov. Gavriel Heine will be conducting.

The Mariinsky Ballet will then depart for Los Angeles where at the Los Angeles Music Center it will present George Balanchine’s famous ballet Jewels (24 – 27 October). The lead roles will again be performed by the Mariinsky Ballet’s leading soloists and the new generation of dancers. Alexei Repnikov will be conducting. The US tour by the Mariinsky Ballet will conclude with a further series of performances of the ballet La Bayadère at the Zellerbach Hall in Berkeley (30 October – 3 November).

16.10.2019

In October Valery Gergiev will be running several concert series with the Münchner Philharmoniker. From 16 to 19 October the orchestra will be appearing at its home venue in Munich, while from 25 to 27 October it will be in the USA, performing at Carnegie Hall in New York and at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center

In October Valery Gergiev will be running several concert series with the Münchner Philharmoniker. From 16 to 19 October the orchestra will be appearing at its home venue in Munich, while from 25 to 27 October it will be in the USA, performing at Carnegie Hall in New York and at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center.

On 16 and 17 October at the Gasteig, the Münchner Philharmoniker will be performing with the acclaimed violinist Leonidas Kavakos, who has actively collaborated with the orchestra for many years. On both evenings he will be performing the solo in Johannes Brahms’ Violin Concerto. On 16 October the programme will also include Anton Bruckner’s Seventh Symphony, which in September 2019 was both performed and recorded by the Münchner Philharmoniker under Valery Gergiev at the International Brucknertage Festival in Sankt Florian, and on 17 October it will feature Dmitry Shostakovich’s Fifth Symphony and Jörg Widmann’s Con brio orchestral concert overture. On 18 and 19 October the Münchner Philharmoniker will be accompanied by another renowned musician – the pianist Behzod Abduraimov, who made his debut with the German orchestra in 2016 at the BBC Proms concerts. He will be presenting Pyotr Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No 1. The programme also includes Dmitry Shostakovich’s Fifth Symphony (18 October) and Anton Bruckner’s Seventh Symphony (19 October).

Similar programmes are to be presented as part of the Münchner Philharmoniker and Valery Gergiev’s tour to the USA. On 25 October the musicians will be appearing at Carnegie Hall in New York with Leonidas Kavakos and on 26 October with Behzod Abduraimov. The pianist will also be taking part in the final concert of the series at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (27 October). In addition to Pyotr Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No 1 and Dmitry Shostakovich’s Fifth Symphony, the programme will feature the scherzo from Felix Mendelssohn’s music for Shakespeare’s comedy A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

16.10.2019

On the eve of Christmas and New Year celebrations, the Mariinsky Theatre playbill will be filled with fairy-tale performances and vivacious concerts. Tickets for events in December may be purchased from box-offices and on the official website of the Mariinsky Theatre

On the eve of Christmas and New Year celebrations, the Mariinsky Theatre playbill will be filled with fairy-tale performances and vivacious concerts. Tickets for events in December may be purchased from box-offices and on the official website of the Mariinsky Theatre.

Opera performances in December are to include Rodion Shchedrin’s A Christmas Tale, Sergei Banevich’s The Story of Kai and Gerda, Engelbert Humperdinck’s Hänsel und Gretel, Pyotr Tchaikovsky’s The Enchantress and Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov’s The Golden Cockerel and Sadko. A key place in the ballet repertoire will, in line with tradition, be occupied by Pyotr Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker – the production will be performed by soloists both of the Mariinsky Ballet and by students of the Vaganova Academy of Russian Ballet. The series of classical productions will also feature Pyotr Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake, Alexander Glazunov’s Raymonda, Herman Løvenskiold’s La Sylphide and Le Corsaire by Adolphe Adam, Cesare Pugni, Léo Delibes, Riccardo Drigo and Pyotr Oldenburgsky among other works.

21 to 31 December will see the traditional International Piano Festival, a musical marathon that will bring together the world’s finest pianists and talented young performers at Mariinsky Theatre venues. The festival programme will be announced on 22 October.

10.10.2019

On 21 and 22 October the Concert Hall of the Mariinsky Theatre will host performances by the Mariinsky Orchestra together with the virtuoso pianist and composer Daniil Trifonov, winner of the International Tchaikovsky Competition (2011), recipient of a Grammy award (2018) and the title Artist of the Year from Musical America magazine (2019). Valery Gergiev will be conducting on both evenings

On 21 and 22 October the Concert Hall of the Mariinsky Theatre will host performances by the Mariinsky Orchestra together with the virtuoso pianist and composer Daniil Trifonov, winner of the International Tchaikovsky Competition (2011), recipient of a Grammy award (2018) and the title Artist of the Year from Musical America magazine (2019). Valery Gergiev will be conducting on both evenings.

The concert programmes are dedicated to Russian composers. On 21 October Daniil Trifonov will perform the solo in Alexander Scriabin's Piano Concerto, which in the 2019-20 season he will present at a series of performances with the New York Philharmonic as Artist-in-Residence and at the opening of the season of the New World Symphony orchestral academy. Under Valery Gergiev that evening the Mariinsky Orchestra will also be performing the suite from Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov's opera The Legend of the Invisible City of Kitezh and the Maiden Fevroni and the suite from Igor Stravinsky's ballet The Firebird.

On 22 October the programme of the monograph concert will be dedicated to Sergei Prokofiev. It includes Piano Concerto No 2 and highlights from the music for the ballet Cinderella. In 2016, when the Mariinsky Theatre widely celebrated one hundred and twenty-five years since the birth of Sergei Prokofiev, Daniil Trifonov took part in a series of commemorative concerts with the Mariinsky Orchestra under the baton of Valery Gergiev, not just in Russia but also in the USA, Switzerland and Germany.

08.10.2019

From 11 to 19 October the Concert Hall of the Mariinsky Theatre will be hosting the International Organ Festival for the seventh time. It is to be dedicated to the memory of Daniel Kern, who crafted the organ at the Concert Hall of the Mariinsky Theatre. Participants this year include musicians from Russia, France, Austria and Italy, many of whom will be making their debuts at the Mariinsky Theatre. At the festival the organ will be performed solo and in duets, together with piano and with orchestra, while the concert programmes will feature transcriptions, improvisations and classics from the organ repertoire

From 11 to 19 October the Concert Hall of the Mariinsky Theatre will be hosting the the International Organ Festival for the seventh time. It is to be dedicated to the memory of Daniel Kern, who crafted the organ at the Concert Hall of the Mariinsky Theatre. Participants this year include musicians from Russia, France, Austria and Italy, many of whom will be making their debuts at the Mariinsky Theatre. At the festival the organ will be performed solo and in duets, together with piano and with orchestra, while the concert programmes will feature transcriptions, improvisations and classics from the organ repertoire.

1 October 2019 marks ten years since the installation of the Mariinsky Concert Hall’s organ. The instrument was crafted by the French company Alfred Kern et Fils (Strasbourg), which was founded in 1953 – the first French organ to be installed in Russia in over a century, unlike organs constructed by German craftsmen for its qualities of construction, and the quality of the sound, which facilitates the performance of not just German music but French organ music as well. It was installed at the Concert Hall in the summer of 2009, and a few months later on 1 October it was inaugurated. 

On 11 October (19.00) the VII International Organ Festival opens with a performance by the famed French organist, teacher and composer Thierry Escaich accompanied by the Mariinsky Orchestra under the baton of Christian Knapp. The programme includes works by Louis Vierne, Maurice Duruflé, Aaron Copland and Thierry Escaich’s own compositions.

New names at the festival include Johannes Zeinler – recipient of the Grand Prix at the Grand Prix de Chartres (France, 2018), one of the oldest and most prestigious organ competitions that opens the path to the world’s stages for musicians. On 16 October (19.00) the organist will perform works by Johann Sebastian Bach, César Franck, Robert Schumann, August Gottfried Ritter and Franz Schmidt. Prize-winners and finalists of the Grand Prix de Chartres, where participants are engaged every two years as performers and improvisers, are now regular guests of the Mariinsky Theatre. Since 2016, on the initiative of Valery Gergiev the most promising laureates are awarded a special prize – the chance to perform at the Concert Hall of the Mariinsky Theatre.

Also making his debut at the festival will be the Italian Davide Mariano – artist in residence of the St Louis Cathedral in New Orleans, acclaimed for his performances of a vast repertoire ranging from the medieval to the current day. At the festival his programme will similarly feature works by various composers – from Johann Sebastian Bach to Sergei Prokofiev 12 October, 19.00).

For the first time the Concert Hall of the Mariinsky Theatre will play host to French organist Jean-Baptiste Monnot – a pupil of the acclaimed organ maestri Olivier Latry, Michel Bouvard and Jean Guillot, titular organist of the Saint-Ouen Abbey Church (Rouen). He will be dedicating the programme of his concert to French organist-composers, including a performance of a piece by one of his mentors – Jean Guillot.

Regular festival guests include the St Petersburg organists Daniil Protsyuk, who together with the pianist Zarina Shimanskaya will present music by French composers for organ and piano (14 October, 19:00) and Marina Vyaizya, who during the festival will present a programme for children (19 October, 12.00).

The festival will conclude with a performance by an extraordinary organ duo from France – Olivier Vernet, titular organist of the Saint Nicholas Cathedral in Monaco and Chevalier of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres and Cédric Meckler, Doctor of Medicine (19 October, 19.00). For their visit to Russsia the musicians have chosen a programme of works by Johann Sebastian Bach and Jean-Philippe Rameau, many of which are to be performed in original transcriptions by Oliviet vernet and Cédric Meckler.

07.10.2019

From 7 to 15 October Valery Gergiev and the Mariinsky Orchestra will undertake a series of performances in Great Britain, Switzerland, Germany, Slovakia and Belgium

From 7 to 15 October Valery Gergiev and the Mariinsky Orchestra will undertake a series of performances in Great Britain, Switzerland, Germany, Slovakia and Belgium.

On 7 and 8 October Valery Gergiev will present prize-winners of the XVI International Tchaikovsky Competition at London’s Cadogan Hall. On the first evening, the Mariinsky Orchestra will be accompanied by Matvey Demin (flute), recipient of the 1st prize and Gold Medal at the XVI International Tchaikovsky Competition, who will be performing the solo in Jacques Ibert’s flute concerto and the Fantasie brillante on a theme from Georges Bizet’s opera Carmen arranged by François Borne. The programme also includes highlights from Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov’s opera-ballet Mlada and Hector Berlioz’ Symphonie fantastique. On 8 October the concert will feature Mao Fujita, recipient of the 2nd prize at the XVI International Tchaikovsky Competition. Together with the Mariinsky Orchestra he will perform Pyotr Tchaikovsky’s First Piano Concerto. There will also be a performance of the suite from Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov’s opera The Legend of the Invisible City of Kitezh and the Maiden Fevronia and highlights from Hector Berlioz’ Roméo et Juliette.

On 9 October Valery Gergiev and the Mariinsky Orchestra will appear at the Bratislava Music Festival. The concert programme includes works by Russian composers – Rodion Shchedrin’s First Piano Concerto Naughty Limericks, Symphony No 6 and highlights from the ballet Cinderella by Sergei Prokofiev.

On 11 and 12 October the Mariinsky Orchestra will perform two concerts in Switzerland. The soloist on both evenings will be Alexandre Kantorow (piano), recipient of the Grand Prix, 1st prize and Gold Medal at the XVI International Tchaikovsky Competition. On 11 October at the concert hall of the acclaimed Swiss residential school Institut Le Rosey in Rolle there will be a performance of Rodion Shchedrin’s Symphonic Diptych, Pyotr Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No 2 and Modest Musorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition. On 12 October at the Musical Theater Basel there will be a repeat performance of Pyotr Tchaikovsky’s Second Piano Concerto, Rodion Shchedrin’s First Piano Concerto Naughty Limericks and Hector Berlioz’ Symphonie fantastique.

The next day the Mariinsky Orchestra will appear at Frankfurt’s Alte Oper under the baton of Valery Gergiev. The programme will include Rodion Shchedrin’s Symphonic Diptych, Pyotr Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony and Piano Concerto No 2 by Sergei Rachmaninoff. The soloist is Behzod Abduraimov. The concert forms part of the international cultural project Russian Seasons, which in 2019 will be held in Germany.

On 15 October, at the end of the tour, the musicians will appear at the Queen Elisabeth Concert Hall in Antwerp. Works to be performed include Modest Musorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition, the suite from Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov’s opera The Tale of Tsar Saltan and Pyotr Tchaikovsky’s Second Piano Concerto, the solo again to be performed by Alexandre Kantorow, winner of the XVI International Tchaikovsky Competition.

05.10.2019

From 5 October to 3 November the Mariinsky Ballet will undertake one of its most important tours of the season in the USA. The performances will take place at the New York City Center, the Kennedy Center (Washington), the Segerstrom Center for the Arts (Costa Mesa), the Los Angeles Music Center and the Zellerbach Hall in Berkeley

From 5 October to 3 November the Mariinsky Ballet will undertake one of its most important tours of the season in the USA. The performances will take place at the New York City Center, the Kennedy Center (Washington), the Segerstrom Center for the Arts (Costa Mesa), the Los Angeles Music Center and the Zellerbach Hall in Berkeley.

On 5 and 6 October the tour will open with two performances of Alexander Sergeyev's one-act ballet At the Wrong Time at the festival Fall for Dance, to run from 1 to 13 October at the New York City Center. The lead roles are to be performed by Nadezhda Batoeva, Anastasia Nuikina, Maria Shirinkina, Xander Parish, Konstantin Zverev and Alexei Timofeyev. The piano role will be performed by Vladimir Rumyantsev. The ballet At the Wrong Time to music by Heitor Villa-Lobos marks the choreographic debut of Mariinsky Theatre soloist Alexander Sergeyev, first presented as part of the project Creative Workshop of Young Choreographers in 2019.

From 8 to 13 October there will be the traditional annual tour by the Mariinsky Ballet to Washington at the Kennedy Center. The programme of the eighteenth visit by dancers from St Petersburg to this illustrious stage includes the US premiere of the ballet Paquita by Édouard Deldevez, Ludwig Minkis and Riccardo Drigo with choreography by Yuri Smekalov; reconstruction and staging of the choreography of Marius Petipa (Grand Pas from Act III) by Yuri Burlaka. Over six days audiences will be treated to seven performances, where dancers of the acclaimed company will be accompanied by young performers in the lead roles – Viktoria Tereshkina, Nadezhda Batoeva, Maria Khoreva, Renata Shakirova, Anastasia Lukina, May Nagahisa, Yana Selina, Yekaterina Chebykina, Maria Shirinkina, Maria Bulanova, Timur Askerov, Xander Parish and Konstantin Zverev. "It is wonderful that the Kennedy Center will receive many young artists, among them young soloists who joined the company last year after graduating from the Vaganova Academy of Russian Ballet", remarked Yuri Fateyev, Acting Director of the Mariinsky Ballet. The tour performances of the Mariinsky Ballet will be accompanied by the orchestra of the Kennedy Center Opera House under Gavriel Heine.

The ballet company will then depart for Costa Mesa, where the tour will be joined by the Mariinsky Orchestra. From 16 to 20 October Mariinsky Ballet will present six performances of Ludwig Minkus' ballet La Bayadère choreographed by Marius Petipa (1877), revised version by Vladimir Pomnomarev and Vakhtang Chabukiani (1941), with individual dances staged by Konstantin Sergeyev and Nikolai Zubkovsky. The lead roles will be performed by principal dancers of the ballet company Yekaterina Kondaurova, Alina Somova, Karia Khoreva, Nadezhda Batoeva, Timur Askerov, Andrei Yermakov, Kimin Kim and Vladimir Shklyarov. Gavriel Heine will be conducting.

After the performances in Costa Mesa, the Mariinsky Ballet and Orchestra will appear in Los Angeles at the Music Center (24 – 27 October). The programme includes George Balanchine's famous ballet Jewels, staged in 1967 for America's New York City Ballet. Again, the lead roles will be performed by soloists and the young generation of Mariinsky Ballet dancers. Alexei Repnikov will be conducting.

The Mariinsky Ballet's tour of the USA will conclude with a further series of performances of the ballet La Bayadère at the Zellerbach Hall in Berkeley (30 October – 3 November). The role of Nikia will again be performed by Yekaterina Kondaurova and Maria Khoreva as well as Olesya Novikova, the role of Solor to be danced by Andrei Yermakov, Kimin Kim and VladimirShklyarov and that of Gamzatti by Nadezhda Batoeva, Anastasia Nuikina and Yekaterina Chebykina. Alexei Repnikov will be conducting.

05.10.2019

The City Construction and Architecture Committee is pleased to invite interested parties to take part in the open architechtural competition to design a memorial to Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky which will be installed on the square in front of the Concert Hall of the Mariinsky Theatre (20 Pisarev St, building A)

The City Construction and Architecture Committee is pleased to invite interested parties to take part in the open architechtural competition to design a memorial to Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky which will be installed on the square in front of the Concert Hall of the Mariinsky Theatre (20 Pisarev St, building A).

Specialists (architects, sculptors, designers and artists), individual craftsmen or workshops and creative ensembles from Russia and abroad are invited to take part. Proposals must be submitted by 11 December 2019.

The competition will be run in two stages:
Stage I is the development of the Sketch Proposal for the monument. An exhibition of the Sketch Proposals and the results is planned for 16 to 23 December 2019.
Stage II will be the production of the Sketch Project for the memorial. The results are planned to be announced on 14 April 2020.

For more detailed information please go to http://kgainfo.spb.ru

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