On 3 and 5 June Valery Gergiev will be conducting the Mariinsky Symphony Orchestra at the Dresdner Musikfestspiele. The concerts form part of the Russian Seasons international cultural programme, to be held in Germany in 2019.
On 3 June there will be a concert at the Großer Saal of the Konzerthaus Berlin. Works being performed include Rodion Shchedrin's Concerto for Orchestra No 1 Naughty Limericks, Pyotr Tchaikovsky's Fourth Symphony and Dmitry Shostakovich's Cello Concerto No 2, the soloist being Jan Vogler, the acclaimed German cellist and Artistic Director of the Dresdner Musikfestspiele.
On 5 June at the Dresden Kulturpalast, home to the philharmonic, a library and a theatre, the Mariinsky Symphony Orchestra will perform Pyotr Tchaikovsky's Fourth Symphony and works by Alexander Scriabin: Prometheus (Le Poème du feu) and Poème de l'extase. The soloist will be Ilya Rashkovsky.
Both concerts form part of the programme of the renowned Dresdner Musikfestspiele – one of Germany's major annual music events, founded in 1978. Jan Vogler has directed the festival since 2009.
On 12 June Jan Vogler will also be performing in St Petersburg as part of the XXVII Stars of the White Nights Music Festival, accompanied by the Mariinsky Symphony Orchestra under Valery Gergiev. At the Concert Hall of the Mariinsky Theatre there will be a performance of Dmitry Shostakovich's Cello Concerto No 2.