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Friday, December 28
Opening of the Festival with the St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Maestro Yuri Temirkanov and featuring Evgeny Kissin, guest soloist.
Prokofiev, Piano Concerto No. 3
Prokofiev, Symphony No. 1
Tchaikovsky, Symphony No. 5
Saturday, December 29
An Evening of Ballet starring Svetlana Zakharova and soloists of the Bolshoi Theatre of Russia
Sunday, December 30
St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Maestro Yuri Temirkanov with guest soloists Tatiana Pavlovskaya, soprano and Vladimir Galuzin, tenor.
Verdi, Duet of Desdemona and Othello from Othello
Puccini, Aria of Des Grieux from Manon Lescaut
Tchaikovsky, Scenes from The Queen of Spades and Eugene Onegin
Respighi, Symphonic poems, “Pini di Roma”, “Fontane di Roma”
Monday, December 31
New Year’s Eve Concert
St. Petersburg Symphonic Orchestra conducted by Maestro Alexander Dmitriev
Featuring the music of Johann Strauss
Wednesday, January 2
Igor Butman, saxophonist and his Big Band
Evening of Jazz
Thursday, January 3
The Obraztsov Puppet Theatre of Moscow
“An Extraordinary Concert”
Friday, January 4
St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Maestro Nikolai Alexeev, featuring guest soloist Julia Fischer on violin and piano
Glazunov, Solemn Overture
Glazunov, Concerto for Violin
Grieg, Concerto for Piano
Friday, January 4
Eifman Ballet, The Seagull
Saturday, January 5
Bolshoi Theatre of Russia
Orchestra conducted by Maestro Alexander Vedernikov
Nikolai Lugansky, guest soloist.
Choir and soloists of the Bolshoi

Tchaikovsky, Francesca da Rimini
Rachmaninoff, Rhapsody on a Theme by Paganini for piano and orchestra
Prokofiev, Alexander Nevsky

Sunday, January 6
Russian Christmas Concert.
Concert featuring prizewinners of XIII International Tchaikovsky Competition.
Monday, January 7
Closing of the Festival with St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Maestro Yuri Temirkanov with guest soloists Yuja Wang, piano, Olga Trifonova, soprano, Matthias Rexroth, countertenor, Marian Pop, baritone
Wagner, overture to Tannhauser
Prokofiev, Piano Concert No.1
Orff, Carmina Burana