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St. Petersburg Symphony Orchestra will be held at NCPA - Concert Hall from Apr.28 to Apr.29, 2017.

April 28th
Overture to opera Ruslan and Lyudmila  M. Glinka
Symphony No. 9 in E-flat major, Op. 70  D. Shostakovich


Symphony No. 2 in E minor, Op. 27  S. Rachmaninoff

April 29th
The Enchanted Lake for orchestra, Op. 62   A. Lyadov
Night on Bald Mountain  M. Mussorgsky
The Firebird Concert Suite for orchestra No. 2  I. Stravinsky


Symphony No. 4 in F minor, Op. 36   P. Tchaikovsky

Alexander Dmitriev

The Artistic Director and Principal Conductor of the St. Petersburg Symphony Orchestra, Alexander Dmitriev was born in a family of native residents of St. Petersburg, where his father had worked in the E. Mravinsky’s orchestra for more than 30 years. He graduated from the Leningrad Conservatory as a choral conductor (class of E. Kudryavtseva) and as a theorist (class of Y. Tyulin), after which the musician continued his graduate studies (class of N. Rabinovich in symphonic conducting). For 10 years (1961–1971), he led the Symphony Orchestra of the Karelian Radio and Television. During this period, he won the II All-Union Conductors’ Competition (1966), completed an internship at the University of Music and Performing Arts (Vienna) under the guidance of H. Swarowsky and K. Osterreicher and then, at the invitation of E. Mravinsky, continued with the St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra and toured in Poland, Romania and Japan. In addition, he performed with the orchestras of the GDR Staatskapelle and Opera in Berlin, the Dresden (Saxony) Staatskapelle, as well as France, Spain, Belgium and Luxembourg. During 1971–1977, he was the Chief Conductor of the Leningrad Maly Theatre of Opera and Ballet. He was the first in the country to stage “Iphigenia in Aulis” and “Iphigenia in Tauris” by Gluck, “Die Kluge” by Orff and – in collaboration with the director, Yuri Lyubimov, and choreographer, O. Vinogradov – Tishchenko’s ballet “Yaroslavna” (1974). During 1990–1998 he led the Stavanger Symphony Orchestra in Norway.

St. Petersburg Symphony Orchestra
The history of the orchestra began in 1931 when an ensemble was organized at the Leningrad Radio. Shortly after that, the ensemble grew to the level of a symphony orchestra. The orchestra, performing in the live air format and collaborating with many conductors, called for constant reinvigoration of a program and acquired flexibility in its performing manner. During the World War II Siege of Leningrad, this orchestra of Leningrad Radio was the only symphony orchestra remaining in the blockaded city. In August 1942, conducted by Karl Eliasberg, this orchestra played the historic Leningrad premiere of the Seventh Symphony by Shostakovich in the Philharmonia.

In the summer of 1953 it became the second orchestra of Leningrad Philharmonia. The orchestra gained fame in the nation as one of the best orchestras to accompany soloists, performing with Van Cliburn, Sviatoslav Richter, Emil Gilels, Yehudi Menuhin and David Oistrakh. In 1968 right after PhD studies at Leningrad conservatory, Yuri Temirkanov joined the orchestra. His activity is related to the rapid growth in repertoire and important tours.

In 1977 the orchestra was taken over by its artistic director Alexander Dmitriev. The orchestra has toured Europe, Asia, America and participated in prestigious international festivals. During the ensuing years in St. Petersburg, the orchestra presented premieres of music by Mahler, Debussy, Ravel, Scriabin, Tippet, Orff, Petrov and Slonimsky, who dedicated his Twelfth Symphony to the orchestra.

The season 2014/2015 was full of bright events. The Orchestra prepared a multimedia "Children Project", including music and cartoon for the "Arts Square" Festival. A virtual "Promenade in Hermitage" was planned on March. The famous "Verklarte Nacht" was performed to the 140th anniversary of Arnold Schoenberg, the "Love" Symphony to the 90th anniversary of Basner, "Gogol-Suite" to the 80th anniversary of Schnittke.

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