St Petersburg, Concert Hall

Gala opening of the XXVII Music Festival Stars of the White Nights


PERFORMERS:
Alexandra Dovgan (piano)

Ekaterina Sannikova (soprano)
Angelina Akhmedova (soprano)
Aigul Khismatullina (soprano)
Yulia Matochkina (mezzo-soprano)
Zlata Bulycheva (mezzo-soprano)
Alexander Mikhailov (tenor)
Vladislav Kupriyanov (baritone)
Vadim Kravets (bass)

St Petersburg TV and Radio Children's Chorus
Chorus Master: Igor Gribkov

Mariinsky Chorus and Orchestra
Principal Chorus Master: Andrei Petrenko
Conductor: Valery Gergiev


PROGRAMME:
Rodion Shchedrin
Commemoration Mass for chorus a cappella (after the epitaph for Nikolai Gogol)

Johann Sebastian Bach
Clavier Concerto in D Minor, BWV 1052

Gustav Mahler
Symphony No. 8 in E-flat major


Due to a great volume of requests from spectators who want to attend both the Gala opening of the XXVII Music Festival Stars of the White Nights under the baton of Valery Gergiev at the Concert Hall (18.00) and the recital of Lucas Debargue at the Mariinsky II (21.00) on the opening day of the XXVII Stars of the White Nights festival, the Mariinsky Theatre offers a mini-subscription which includes both concert programmes of the evening and also a number of benefits to make the change of venues convenient for the spectators. The benefits include: a separate entrance into the Mariinsky II, priority access to cloakrooms of the Concert Hall and the Mariinsky II, and a glass of champagne to celebrate the opening of the festival.
Please refer to the Mariinsky Theatre box-offices for more information.

Age category 6+

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