Spring 2009 Europe Tour

Performances

May 2009

On Tour

19 Tue

Palau de la Musica

Valencia

Program

Glazunov
Symphony No. 6
Conductor:

Mikhail Pletnev

Spring 2009 Europe Tour

On Tour

21 Thu

Luxemburg

Location

  • Time: 12 AM

Program

Prokofiev
Piano Concerto No. 3
Glazunov
Symphony No. 6
Conductor:

Mikhail Pletnev

Guest Artist:

Francesco Tristano Schlimé, Piano

Spring 2009 Europe Tour

On Tour

22 Fri

Belgrade

Location

  • Time: 12 AM

Program

Tchaikovsky
Slavonic March (Marche slave, op. 31)
Symphony No. 5
Rachmaninov
Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini
Conductor:

Mikhail Pletnev

Spring 2009 Europe Tour

On Tour

23 Sat

Podgorze

Location

  • Time: 12 AM

Program

Tchaikovsky
Nutcracker Suite (arr. by Mikhail Pletnev)
Variations on a Rococo Theme
Beethoven
Symphony No. 7
Conductor:

Mikhail Pletnev

Spring 2009 Europe Tour

On Tour

25 Mon

Bologna

Location

  • Time: 12 AM

Program

Tchaikovsky
Suite No. 3
Rachmaninov
Isle of the Dead
Scriabin
Le Poème de l'extase
Conductor:

Mikhail Pletnev

Spring 2009 Europe Tour

On Tour

29 Fri

Brescia

Location

  • Time: 12 AM

Program

Borodin
Polovtsian Dances from Prince Igor
Prokofiev
Piano Concerto No. 2
Additional piece TBA
Conductor:

Pier Carlo Orizio

Guest Artist:

Alexander Toradze, Piano

Spring 2009 Europe Tour

On Tour

30 Sat

Bergamo

Location

  • Time: 12 AM

Program

Borodin
Polovtsian Dances from Prince Igor
Prokofiev
Piano Concerto No. 2
Additional piece TBA
Conductor:

Pier Carlo Orizio

Guest Artist:

Alexander Toradze, Piano

Spring 2009 Europe Tour


Reviews

Balkan Insight

Mikhail Pletnev and the Russian National Orchestra prove they have no match when it comes to performing works of Russian composers. A question each critic frequently asks is, how would a perfect performance of a work sound? Nights of music when this is revealed to us are rare. The night of the 22nd of May, however, was one such.... The delighted audience expressed their appreciation with almost frantic applause... The softness with which the Russian National Orchestra took the theme [of Tchaikovsky's Fifth Symphony] from sorrowful sounds in the first movement to triumphant ones in the last was astounding.... After the end, as the orchestra was leaving, thunder struck. It was as if it the heavens were applauding the unforgettable beauty of the performance.

ResMusica

The RNO plays with remarkable vigor and power. The light gliding of the scherzo, the placidity of the Andante, or the violent expressiveness of the whole ensemble – every aspect highlights the value of its homogenous formation. The soloists... play their parts with confidence, the conductor [Vladimir Jurowski] unleashes the fascinating drama of a breathtaking musical piece that does not let anyone take a deep breath until the final, well-deserved ovation.

What They’re Saying

"In a modern classical world, rife with reports of under-funded and dying ensembles, curtailed schedules and shrinking audiences, the foundation and continued growth of [the Russian National Orchestra] seems not only miraculous; it just may be the most important cultural story of our time."

International Piano