Edinburgh International Festival: Mariinsky & RSNO
Prokofiev Symphony No1 Classical
Britten Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge
Shostakovich Symphony No4
Only at the International Festival could you experience two of the world’s finest orchestras in a single concert.
Powerhouse conductor Valery Gergiev here conducts both: his own Mariinsky Orchestra from St Petersburg and Scotland’s own Royal Scottish National Orchestra. Each in a masterpiece from the 20th century: the Mariinsky in the wit and charm of Prokofiev’s ‘Classical’ Symphony; and the RSNO in the remarkable evocations of Britten’s Frank Bridge Variations.
Both orchestras join forces for the overwhelming power of Shostakovich’s Fourth Symphony, whose shattering climaxes demand the most gargantuan forces the composer ever wrote for.
This concert will be broadcast on BBC Radio 3 at a future date.
£47, £38.50, £29, £26, £19, £13