St Petersburg Symphony Orchestra
Saturday 14 October, 7.30pm
Brangwyn Hall, SA1 4PE
Timothy Hugh: cello
Alexander Dmitriev: conductor
For this year’s Festival finale, and coinciding with the centenary of the Russian Revolution, the St Petersburg Symphony Orchestra makes its only 2017 visit to Wales for a celebration of magnificent Russian music and musicanship.
The St Petersburg Symphony Orchestra traces its history back to 1931. For more than two decades, the orchestra’s activity was linked with the Leningrad Radio – at first a concert orchestra, and soon as a large Symphony Orchestra. Working in live broadcast, the musicians mastered a diverse repertoire.
Since 1977, Alexander Dmitriev has led the orchestra. The orchestra takes part in prestigious international festivals and tours around the world. During the last two seasons in the UK, China and Israel, the opinions of the critics were unanimous: “First-class Tchaikovsky and impressive Shostakovich by the St Petersburg Symphony Orchestra“ (Bachtrack, 2015);
Prokofiev: Symphony no 1 ‘Classical’
Shostakovich: Cello Concerto No. 2 (soloist – Tim Hugh)
Rimsky Korsakov: Scheherazade
Tickets: £30 / £25 / £18 reserved