Under the baton of Yuri Temirkanov, St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra gave an impressive concert in Beijing.
In the evening of June 12, 2016, under the baton of Yuri Temirkanov, St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra gave an impressive concert in the Forbidden City Concert Hall in Beijing. The program consisted of two Russian orchestral masterpieces: Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade and Shostakovich’s Symphony No.5.
The concert is not only the last concert of the China tour for St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra, but also one of the series cultural events on the annual “Russian Day in the World”. This year on June 12, based on the initiative of the Klassika Charity Foundation, six of Russia’s most famous ensembles performed in prominent venues in Europe, the Middle East and Asia.
1 Before the concert, Deputy Chief of Mission & Minister-Counsellor of Russian Embassy in China Mr. Zinoviev read the greetings from President of Russia Vladimir Putin.
2 A press conference was held in the Forbidden City Concert Hall in the afternoon of June 12. Officials from the Embassy of Russia in China were also present.
3 Audiences are taking photos at the poster hanging in the lobby of the Forbidden City Concert Hall.
4 The audiences were overwhelmed by the concert and applauded till the end.
1 A poster outside Wuhan Qintan Concert Hall
2 Discs collected by an audience.
3 A poster hanging in the lobby of Tianjin Grand Theatre.
4 A full-house concert at Shanghai Oriental Art Center. Nearly 2,000 audiences were present, who cheered for the wonderful performance.
5 General manager of Wu Promotion Mr. Jiatong Wu (left), Deputy Chief of Mission & Minister-Counsellor of Russian Embassy in China Mr. Zinoviev (middle), Chief conductor and artistic director
of St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra Mr. Yuri Temirkanov (right)