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Russian National Orchestra China Tour with Mikhail Pletnev

Russian National Orchestra, together with its Founder & Artistic Director Mikhail Pletnev and conductor Alexander Sladkovsky recently completed their tour in China from 15th March to 25th March in 2018.

Performances took place in 8 cities, Beijing, Zhengzhou, Nanjing, Shanghai, Zhuhai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen and Nanning.

The tour repertoire included Stravinsky’s Firebird Suite, Gordon Getty’s Ancestor Suite, Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto (with Tony Shen), Tchaikovsky’s famous Piano Concerto No. 1 and his Symphony No. 4 and Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2 Symphonic Dances No. 45.

Maestro Mikhail Pletnev performed the first version of Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No.1 (published in 1894) which was quite different from what we often hear nowadays.

The billionaire composer Gordon Getty attended the concerts in Beijing and Shanghai, and personally thanked the audience on the stage during the two intermissions.

Ballet dancers from the Bolshoi Theatre and Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Moscow Academic Music Theatre also performed in Nanjing and Shanghai. They danced a special choreography for the Ancestor Suite.

Tour Dates:

Mar. 15th   National Centre for the Performing Arts
Mar. 17th   Henan Art Center
Mar. 18th   Nanjing Poly Theatre
Mar. 20th   Shanghai Symphony Orchestra Concert Hall
Mar. 22nd   Zhuhai Grand Theatre
Mar. 23rd   Guangzhou Grand Theatre
Mar. 24th   Shenzhen Concert Hall
Mar. 25th   Guangxi Culture Art Center