San Diego Symphony and Mariinsky Orchestra to perform joint concert in October

Posted on: August 13, 2018

The San Diego Symphony will combine for a joint concert of music by Glinka, Borodin, and Shostakovich with Russia’s Mariinsky Orchestra at Copley Symphony Hall in San Diego on October 24. The concert, announced as the first time the Mariinsky Orchestra has combined with a U.S. orchestra for a performance, will feature Valery Gergiev—artistic and general director of the Mariinsky Theatre—leading the combined orchestras in Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 7 (“Leningrad”). Each orchestra will also perform separately, the San Diego Symphony in Borodin’s In the Steppes of Central Asia and the Mariinsky Orchestra in Glinka’s Ruslan and Ludmila Overture. Says San Diego Symphony CEO Martha Gilmer, “Over the course of my career I’ve had the opportunity to work with Valery and I’m so pleased and honored to partner with him to create this unique experience for the region. Valery is excited to work with our orchestra and come to our city as he recognizes we have some of the best musicians in the country.”

Posted August 13, 2018