The Saint Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra plays Tchaikovsky

Strange day… I had pre-selected 3 concerts which were taking place on the same date: the great Dutch pianist Daniel Wayenberg at Gaveau, the Saint Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra with its conductor Yuri Temirkanov at the TCE and Radu Lupu with Paavo Järvi and the Orchestre de Paris at the Philharmonie.

Daniel Wayenberg had to undergo some surgery and cancelled the concert, Radu Lupu was ill and so was Yuri Temirkanov… Wishing a prompt recovery to them all, I finally decided to attend the Russian concert, which was conducted by Vassily Sinaisky in the end.

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Yuri Temirkanov and the Saint Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra in Lyon

Fall 2016 seems to be the season of Franco-Russian concerts… This time in the Auditorium de Lyon, with the great conductor Yuri Temirkanov and his Saint Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra. In a world of permanent change, it is noteworthy that Temirkanov has been the Orchestra Music Director and Chief Conductor since 1988!

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