The Mariinsky Theatre Trust is grateful to BP for its ten-year support of the Mariinsky UK touring programme. This partnership builds on the strong relationship already established between BP Russia and the Mariinsky Theatre in St Petersburg and forms part of BP's cultural programme in the UK.

Symphony Hall Birmingham

Mariinsky Orchestra – Symphonic Dances

Thursday 12 October, 7.30pm
Symphony Hall, 8 Centenary Square, Broad Street, Birmingham, B1 2EA

Rimsky-Korsakov Suite from The Golden Cockerel
Prokofiev Piano Concerto No 2
Rachmaninoff Symphonic Dances Op 45

Valery Gergiev conductor
Denis Matsuev piano

Valery Gergiev and his legendary Mariinsky Orchestra made a hotly-awaited return to Birmingham, with a colourful all-Russian programme.

Gergiev and the Mariinsky need no introduction here, of course. They were joined by pianist Denis Matsuev to perform Rimsky-Korsakov, Prokofiev and Rachmaninoff – music they play more excitingly than any other orchestra in the world.