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St. Petersburg Philharmonic OrchestraFew ensembles over the past 130 years have created a crescendo of classical music history quite like the St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra. What began as a private ensemble commissioned by Alexander III in 1882 has grown into a showcase for preeminent Russian soloists (Sergei Prokofiev), fiery conductors (Richard Strauss), and the preferred performers of world premieres from such legendary composers as Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky and Dmitri Shostakovich. Now, Russia’s longest-running orchestra will make its Purdue debut during an exclusive U.S. tour that features a program of Russian masterpieces. Joining the orchestra onstage for this electrifying evening is Russian pianist Denis Kozhukhin, whose performance BBC Music Magazine called “a stunning tour de force.” Kozhukhin will perform Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto in B-flat minor, which is among the world’s most beloved concerti in the canon. The program will also feature: Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4, which transcended its initially indifferent reception to become a towering icon within orchestral repertoire; and excerpts from Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov’s opera Legend of the Invisible City of Kitezh, a fantastical tale of love, war, betrayal, and redemption.

Program:

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Symphony No. 4 in F Minor, Op. 36

Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, Legend of the Invisible City of Kitezh (excerpts)

Tchaikovsky, Piano Concerto in B-flat Minor, Op. 23

Program Notes

ST. PETERSBURG PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA

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General Public

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D

$45
$38
$28
$22

$38
$32
$24
$22

$38
$32
$24

 

Student/Child

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B
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D

$32
$28
$24
$22

$27
$24
$22
$22

$27
$24
$22

 

Sr. Citizen (62+)

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C
D

$45
$38
$34
$22

$37
$31
$23
$22

$38
$32
$22

How to buy:

IN PERSON: Purdue campus box office in Elliott Hall of Music.
BY PHONE: 494-3933 or 800-914-SHOW
BY MAIL: Order form (PDF)
ONLINE: convocations.org/tickets