Open Rehearsal

The New York Philharmonic

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Open Rehearsal


David Geffen Hall

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Date & Times


Mar, 2020

Thursday, 9:45 AM

Event Info

All Open Rehearsals are “working” rehearsals and therefore the program may not be played in its entirety. Additionally, we cannot guarantee the appearance of any soloist at an Open Rehearsal.

Program To Include

Rodion Shchedrin

Concerto for Orchestra No. 1, Naughty Limericks



Piano Concerto No. 3



Petrushka (1911 version)


Valery Gergeiv


Valery Gergeiv


Valery Gergiev


Valery Gergiev is a vivid representative of the St. Petersburg Conservatory conducting school, where he studied with Ilya Musin. His Mariinsky Theatre debut in 1978, in which he led Prokofiev’s War and Peace, was at the invitation of music director Yuri Temirkanov. In 1988 Mr. Gergiev was appointed Temirkanov’s successor, and in 1996 he became the Mariinsky Theatre’s artistic and general director, a position he still holds today.

In 1993 Ms. Gergiev organized the first Stars of White Nights International Festival, one of the most prestigious festivals in the world today; in 2002 he founded the Moscow Easter Festival, a three-week festival that takes the Mariinsky throughout and across Russia. Through Mr. Gergiev’s efforts, the Mariinsky Theatre has revived the Ring and other Wagner operas, as well as numerous previously unheralded Russian operas.

Under Mr. Gergiev’s direction, the Mariinsky Theatre has become one of the great global theater and concert centers. In addition to its iconic 1860 opera and ballet theater, the Concert Hall was opened in 2006, followed in 2013 by the theater’s second stage, Mariinsky II, and, beginning in January 2016, the Mariinsky Theatre’s branch in Vladivostok, the Primorsky Stage. The Mariinsky label was launched in 2009, and to date has released more than 30 discs in both CD and DVD formats.

Valery Gergiev’s international activities are no less intensive. He successfully collaborates with the world’s great opera houses and has led world-renowned orchestras such as World Orchestra for Peace (succeeding Georg Solti in 1997); the philharmonic orchestras of Berlin, Paris, Vienna, New York, and Los Angeles; the  Chicago, Cleveland, Boston, and San Francisco symphony orchestras; Amsterdam’s Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra; and many other ensembles. He previously served as principal conductor of the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra (1995–2008) and the London Symphony Orchestra (2007–15). Currently, Mr. Gergiev heads the Munich Philharmonic.

Valery Gergiev’s musical and public activities have brought him the prestigious state awards of Germany, Italy, The Netherlands, Poland, France, Armenia, and Bulgaria. His other awards include Hero of Labor (2013), the Order of Alexander Nevsky (2016), and the Russian Federation Ministry of Defense Arts and Culture Award (2017). Since 2011 he has directed the organizational committee of the International Tchaikovsky Competition.

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Denis Matsuev


Denis Matsuev


Denis Matsuev


Pianist Denis Matsuev is frequent visitor to New York, appearing annually at Carnegie Hall in recital and in regular concerto performances with the Mariinsky Orchestra. Appearing regularly with the Berlin, Vienna, Munich, and Israel philharmonic orchestras, Mr. Matsuev is also a favorite with the Chicago, Pittsburgh, and Montreal symphony orchestras and Amsterdam’s Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. He is continually re-engaged by the London Symphony Orchestra, Staatskapelle Dresden, Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra, Mariinsky Orchestra, and Russian National Orchestra.

As a recitalist, Mr. Matsuev can be heard on disc and in all the world’s greatest halls, and his concerto recordings with the New York Philharmonic, London Symphony, and Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra complement his Mariinsky Label recordings of works by Rachmaninoff, Tchaikovsky, Shostakovich, Shchedrin, and Prokofiev with the Mariinsky Orchestra and Valery Gergiev.

As one of Russia’s pre-eminent musicians, Denis Matsuev is a member of The Presidential Council for Culture and Arts. He was the official ambassador for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, which he opened with a globally broadcast performance on Moscow’s Red Square. He is also artistic director of the Rachmaninoff Foundation in Switzerland, and curates and directs his own concert series Denis Matsuev Invites at the Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory.

Since 2008 Denis Matsuev has presided over New Names, a charitable foundation that selects and supports talented young Russian musicians, artists, and poets in their professional goals. The Foundation has made it possible for more than 10,000 children to receive monetary grants and / or the opportunity to perform on the professional stage. For his work with New Names, Mr. Matsuev has been named a UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador.

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