One of the oldest symphony orchestras in Russia perform pieces by some of their nation’s greatest composers
Founded in 1943 by the Kremlin, the globally renowned Moscow State Symphony Orchestra is one of the oldest symphony orchestras in Russia, boasting a reputation for its high standards of technical skill and imaginative programming.
Join them on 18 May at Cambridge Corn Exchange for an evening of classical music by some of Russia’s greatest composers, conducted by Pavel Kogan. The event is the penultimate concert in the 2015/16 Cambridge Classical Concert Series, and will be preceded by a pre-show talk at Heffers on Trinity Street (free to ticket holders).
From Prokofiev’s folk-inspired Russian Overture at the opening of the performance to a triumphant dénouement courtesy of Rachmaninov’s Symphony No. 2, via talented soloist Nikita Boriso-Glebsky giving a performance of Shostakovich’s fiery Violin Concerto No. 1, it promises to be a must-hear for local classical music fans.
Be sure that you mark the final concert in the series on 9 June in your diary too, which will see Corn Exchange Artist in Residence Dame Evelyn Glennie play alongside the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.
Tickets for the Moscow State Symphony Orchestra are £28.50- £38.50, students and under 16s £12.50 and £17.50 for groups of 20 or more.