Mariinsky Theater starts online marathon

23 April 2020

The event is held on the birthday of Sergei Prokofiev.

On April 23, the Mariinsky Theater begins the «Prokofiev's Marathon». Records of the composer's symphonic and vocal and instrumental compositions, concerts for an instrument with an orchestra, opera and ballet performances conducted by Valery Gergiev will be broadcast for two weeks on air at mariinsky.tv, on the social networks of the theatre «VKontakte» and «Odnoklassniki». This was reported on the official website of the theatre.

Today at 7 p.m. the marathon will open with recordings of perfomance of Leonidas Kavakos (violin), Denis Kozhukhin (piano) and the Mariinsky Theater Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Valery Gergiev in the Concert Hall of P.I.  Tchaikovsky. The first («Classical») and the second symphonies, as well as the first piano and first violin concerts will be performed.

In addition, a virtual project «Prokofiev at the Mariinsky» was published on the theater’s website. The project will allow, through rare photographs, posters and programs, sketches of costumes and sets, to see the process of preparing the premieres, to follow the change of generations of artists who participated in the performances, and to learn about the difficulties of collaboration between the composer and the theater, which Prokofiev from his youth considered his own.