The Mariinsky Orchestra, under the leadership of the first cellist Anton Gakkel, performed at the León Center this Saturday, March 7, for the first time in the Heart City at the concert entitled From Russia with love. Forty world class musicians performed a varied classical repertoire, to the delight of thousands of people who filled the gardens of the cultural institution.
The program opened with the Prelude to a faun's nap, by Claude Debussy, to continue with compositions by Sergei Rachmaninov, Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Ludwig Van Beethoven and Igor Stravinsky.
The musical evening, free for the public of the North region, reached emotional moments with the interpretation of Romance of the young gypsy of the opera Alec, by tenor Sergey Skorokhodov, and the Star song of the opera Tannhäuser, by the baritone Vladislav Kupriyanov.
The concert was attended by pianist Daniil Trifonov, who made galas of his virtuosity in Rachmaninov's pieces How painful it is, Opus 21 no. 12 and Spring waters, Opus 14 no. 11. The award-winning artist also showed his talents in the Don Juan Serenade, by Tchaikovsky and Beethoven's Concerto No. 1 in C major for piano and orchestra, Opus 15.
From Russia with love It was carried out at the León Center, in coordination with the Symphony Foundation, thanks to the auspices of SberbankYoko Ceschina, Eduardo León Jimenes Foundation and Mrs. Veronica Atkins, director of the New York Metropolitan Opera. Mrs. Atkins attended the concert accompanied by Dr. María Amalia León de Jorge, president of the Eduardo León Jimenes Foundation and Margarita Miranda de Mitrov, president of the Symphony Foundation.
The concert had the enthusiastic participation of the public from Santiago and nearby cities such as Moca, Mao, Puerto Plata, Sosúa and La Vega.
About the Mariinsky Theater Orchestra
The Mariinsky Orchestra has a long and distinguished history as one of the oldest musical institutions in Russia. Founded in the 1860th century and based in the famous Mariinsky Theater in St. Petersburg since 1863, the orchestra entered its golden age in the second half of the 1916th century under the direction of Eduard Napravnik, whose leadership of more than half a century (XNUMX- XNUMX) assured its reputation as one of the best in Europe. Legendary artists have directed the Mariinsky Orchestra and have recognized its exceptional musicality, including Berlioz, Wagner, Tchaikovsky, Mahler, Nikisch and Rachmaninov.
The Mariinsky Orchestra has played a role in countless Russian premieres, as well as in the first performances in Russia of European operas and ballets, including works by Tchaikovsky and Prokofiev, operas by Mikhail Glinka, Alexander Dargomyzhsky, Alexander Serov, Anton Rubinstein, Modest Musorgsky, Alexander Borodin, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, Gioacchino Rossini, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Vincenzo Bellini, Gaetano Donizetti, Giuseppe Verdi, Giacomo Puccini, Richard Wagner, Richard Strauss, Daniel Auber, Giacomo Meyerbeer, Ballets by Riccardo Drigo, Cesare Pugniyev, Cesare Pugniyev, Cesare Pugniye Dmitry Shostakovich, Aram Khachaturian, Vasily Soloviev-Sedoi and Andrei Petrov - the list is endless.