Since its founding in 1977, the Siberian State Symphony Orchestra has established itself as one of Russia’s great orchestras, which is quite an accomplishment. After opening with Rimsky-Korsakov’s colorful overture to the opera Tsar’s Bride, the Orchestra will perform two great Russian concertos: Prokofiev’s Violin Concerto No. 1 in D major, Op. 19, and Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Op. 18.
Concerts don’t get more Russian than this. But, if you’re going to come all the way from Siberia, you may as well do it right. The Orchestra’s conductor, Vladimir Lande, has increased the orchestras profile with more touring and several ambitious recording projects. The concerto soloists to be announced.