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St. Petersburg Philharmonic & Behzod Abduraimov piano

The history of the St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra according to foreign press, "comprises the global elite and claims to be the most historically significant orchestra in Russia” – started with Alexander’s III decree to initiate the creation of the Court Music Choir on July 16, 1882. Later transformed into the Court Orchestra, the orchestra first performed Richard Strauss’ symphonic poems “A Hero’s life” and “Thus Spoke Zarathustra”, Mahler’s First Symphony and Bruckner’s Ninth Symphony, Scriabin’s “Poem of Ecstasy” and Stravinsky’s First Symphony.

Since 1988, the orchestra began to be headed by Yuri Temirkanov.

Concert programme:
Pyotr TCHAIKOVSKY Polonaise from Eugene Onegin, op. 24, no. 19
Pyotr TCHAIKOVSKY Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-flat minor, op. 23
Nikolai RIMSKY-KORSAKOV Scheherazade, op. 35

Latvian National Opera,
Aspazijas bulv. 3, Riga, LV-1050

Aug. 15th, 2020
Begin: 19:00
End: 21:30
Admission: 18:00
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