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Mariinsky Orchestra, Valery Gergiev

  • Davies Symphony Hall 201 Van Ness Avenue San Francisco, CA, 94102 United States (map)

Denis Matsuev, Piano

The “marvelous” (Los Angeles Times) Mariinsky Orchestra and its Music Director Valery Gergiev—renowned for their high-octane, virtuosic performances—perform two masterpieces that will set pulses racing. The Brahms concerto’s muscular solo part, rich orchestration—including a sublime cello solo in the Andante—and melodic splendor make it one of his most enduring works, while Strauss’s epic tone poem Ein Heldenleben excites with its lush orchestration and a cinematic sensibility, especially in a famous scene where the hero battles his critics.

Earlier Event: October 21
Marc-André Hamelin
Later Event: October 22
Mariinsky Orchestra, Valery Gergiev