The Mariinsky Orchestra’s Stradivarius Ensemble, an elite group of string musicians led by conductor extraordinaire Valery Gergiev, plays on priceless period instruments (like the one played by the famous cellist Pablo Casals). Young virtuoso Behzod Abduraimov, acclaimed for the precision, tenderness, and fire of his interpretations, will play Shostakovich’s Piano Concerto No. 1. Also on the bill: Grieg’s Holberg Suite, Richard Strauss’ Metamorphosen, and Tchaikovsky’s Serenade for Strings.
The performance will last approximately two hours with intermission.