Edinburgh International Festival

Performances

August 2016

On Tour

20 Sat

Usher Hall

Edinburgh

Location

Program

Mussorgsky
Introduction and Gopak from "The Fair at Sorochinsk"
Mozart
Piano Concerto No. 25 in C minor (KV503)
Tchaikovsky
Symphony No. 2 in C minor, op. 17 ("Little Russian")
Conductor:

Kirill Karabits

Guest Artist:

Paul Lewis, Piano

Edinburgh International Festival

On Tour

21 Sun

Usher Hall

Edinburgh

Location

Program

Silvestrov
Elegy
Tchaikovsky
Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-flat minor, op. 23
Scriabin
Symphony No. 2 in C minor, op. 29
Conductor:

Kirill Karabits

Guest Artist:

Denis Matsuev, Piano

Edinburgh International Festival

What They’re Saying

"To present American and Russian musicians performing and teaching together at Festival Napa Valley...is precisely the kind of effort that sustains vital cultural links...at a critical time for both societies. [This] resonates with the public [and] is meaningful for the musician participants...Cultural diplomacy and music offer alternatives to contention and sustain important linkages between our societies for the long run...Now more than ever we need viable citizen-to-citizen points of contact and dialogue."

James F. Collins (Ambassador Ret.)

Senior Fellow, Russia and Eurasia Program, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace