Valery Gergiev

It's always an exciting occasion when Valery Gergiev conducts the Russian masterworks. And on this Sunday's Philadelphia Orchestra in Concert broadcast at 1 pm on WRTI, Maestro Gergiev will be on the podium to direct three of the treasures of the Russian repertoire, in what was his only American symphonic guest conducting appearance this season. 

Join us on Sunday at 4 pm for a two-hour special broadcast of the Opening Gala for the new Mariinsky II Opera House in St. Petersburg, Russia. The concert, which took place on May 2, 2013, marked the opening of one of the largest and most acclaimed performing arts centers in the world.

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