St Petersburg State Academic Symphony Orchestra conducted by Alexander Titov. Special guest – Vadim REPIN (violin)
Sibelius. Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D Minor, Op. 47
On November 27, eminent violinist Vadim Repin will appear as special guest of the Festival at the Grand Hall of the Philharmonia. Together with the St Petersburg State Academic Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Alexander Titov, he will perform Jean Sibelius’s Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D Minor, Op. 47.
The St Petersburg State Academic Symphony Orchestra, under the Alexander Titov’s leadership, has worked with such renowned soloists as Sviatoslav Richter, Natalia Gutman, Elena Obraztsova, Grigory Sokolov and many others. The Orchestra’s repertoire includes pieces from all eras, genres and styles, and it has featured in many première performances of contemporary composers. The Orchestra tours widely to cities in Russia, the Baltic countries, Scandinavia, Korea, Japan and the USA. It was established in 1967 by three outstanding masters of the Leningrad conducting school: Nikolai Rabinovich, Karl Eliasberg, and Edward Grikurov. This year the orchestra celebrates its 50th anniversary.
On November 27, as the first part of its concert on the stage of the Grand Hall of the Philharmonia, the Orchestra will perform Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov’s Symphonic Suite Scheherazade – a piece inextricably linked with the name of Sergei Diaghilev.