THE VI INTERNATIONAL ORGAN FESTIVAL

13 – 21 October 2018

The Mariinsky Theatre is presenting its sixth International Organ Festival this year. The festival traditionally gathers organists of different schools and styles. The concert programmes will include classical organ repertory pieces, organ concertos, transcriptions and improvisations.
The festival’s programme includes a concert of Daria Burlak, a prize-winner of the International Organ Competition Grand Prix de Chartres, which concluded in early September of 2018. This event is one of the most prestigious competitions for organists. The competition opens the doors to the world stage for its winners. The Mariinsky Theatre has hosted many of the competition’s recent prize-winners, including Benjamin Righetti, David Cassan, Karol Mossakowski, and Thomas Ospital.
Thierry Escaich, who is a frequent guest performer at the organ festivals and concerts hosted by the Mariinsky Theatre, will give a concerto performance of Camille Saint-Saëns’ magnus opus, Symphony No. 3, as well as present his new work, Organ Concerto No. 3. Lada Labzina’s concert programme will feature German and organ music and the Mariinsky Theatre premiere of her transcription of Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition.
The festival’s programme also includes concerts of Johannes Skoog (Sweden), who studied under Olivier Latry and Thierry Escaich, Leo van Doeselaar (Netherlands), a titular organist of the Royal Concertgebouw  and Shin Dong Ill (Korea), a prize-winner of the 2006 Grand Prix de Chartres competition. These musicians will make their debut at the Concert Hall.

13
October
Saturday
Concert Hall
19:00
Opening of the VI International Organ Festival

Programme: Debussy. Dupré. Alain. Duruflé. Liszt 

14
October
Sunday
Concert Hall
19:00
VI International Organ Festival
17
October
Wednesday
Concert Hall
19:00
The VI International Organ Festival

Programme: Bach. Alain. Reubke. Vierne. Musorgsky

19
October
Friday
Concert Hall
19:00
The VI International Organ Festival

Conductor: Mischa Damev
Programme: Ravel. Escaich. Saint-Saëns 

20
October
Saturday
Concert Hall
13:00
The VI International Organ Festival

Conductor: Mischa Damev
Programme: Franck. Saint-Saëns. Escaich

Concert Hall
20:00
The VI International Organ Festival

Programme: Charpentier. Bach. Franck. Brahms

21
October
Sunday
Concert Hall
20:00
Close of the VI International Organ Festival

Programme: Messiaen. Bach. Dupré. Liszt. Elgar



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