Saturday, 26 April 2008

Orchestral Concert: St Petersberg Symphony Orchestra Thursday 1st May 2008

The St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra was formed in 1882 and is Russia 's oldest symphony orchestra. It was initially known as the "Imperial Music Choir" and performed privately for the court of Alexander III of Russia. By the 1900s it had started to give public performances. Richard Strauss conducted the orchestra in 1912. After the Russian Revolution the orchestra was taken over by its members, who changed the name to the "State Philharmonic Orchestra of Petrograd". In the 1920s the orchestra began receiving support from the state, and began to be known internationally as an excellent orchestra. Guest conductor appearances were made by Bruno Walter, Ernest Ansermet and Hans Knappertsbusch at this time. Around this time the orchestra was renamed the Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra. The orchestra gained its most fame under the lenghy directorship of Evgeny Mravinsky. The orchestra made few tours to the West, but the orchestra recorded a number of studio and live recordings under Mravinsky. Furthermore, it was under Mravinsky that the orchestra premiered eight of Shostakovich's symphonies. In 1991 the orchestra gained its current name after its home city returned to its original name of St Petersburg. Today it is an internationally recognized symphony orchestra under the directorship of Yuri Temirkanov.

Program: M. Glinka(1804~1857) Overture to “Russlan and Ludmilla” in D Major ; G. Rossini(1792~1868) "Largo al factotum" from Opera Il Barbiere di Siviglia ; F. Lehar(1870~1948) "Lippen Schweigen(Love unspoken" from Opera "The Merry Widow"; G. Puccini(1858~1924)"O mio babbino caro" from Opera "Gianni Schicchi" ; P. Mascagni(1863~1945) "Intermezzo" from Oper a 'Cavalleria Rusticana' ; S. Cardillo (1874~1947) Core'ngrato; G. Verdi(1813~1901) "Ah! fors'e lui" from Opera "La Traviata"; W. A. Mozart(1756~1791) "La ci darem la mano" from Opera "Don Giovanni"; P. Tschaikowsky "Symphony No.4 in b minor Op.74 “Pathetique"

Place: Daejeon Culture & Arts Centre
Times: 15:00 & 20:00
Tickets: R:100,000, s:80,000, A:60,000, B:40,000, C:20,000
Information:: DJAC
Contact: 042)485-3355


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