State Theatre presents
Tschaikowski St. Petersburg State Orchestra
Roman Leontiev, music director and chief conductor / Alexandre Pirojenko, piano soloist
Sunday, February 12, 2012, 3pm; “Take5” Ticket Prices: $50, $35, $20
Program: Maurice Ravel, Daphnis et Chloe, Suite No. 2; Fryderyk Chopin, Concerto No. 2 in F minor for Piano & Orchestra, Op. 21; and Dmitri Shostakovich, Symphony No. 8 in C minor, Op. 65
Ticket Office: 732-246-SHOW (7469)
New Brunswick, NJ (January 29, 2012)—State Theatre presents the Tschaikowski St. Petersburg State Orchestra on Sunday, February 12, 2012 at 3pm. Led by Conductor Roman Leontiev, the program includes Maurice Ravel, Daphnis et Chloe, Suite No. 2; Fryderyk Chopin, Concerto No. 2 in F minor for Piano & Orchestra, Op. 21 with piano soloist Alexandre Pirojenko; and Dmitri Shostakovich, Symphony No. 8 in C minor, Op. 65. Discounted tickets ranging from $20-50 are available for this performance as part of the State Theatre’s “Take5” promotion (mention the promotional code “Take5” when ordering tickets to receive the discount, not all seating sections apply). Additional “Valentine’s Day” packages are also available for this show, including Dining and Getaway packages as well as the “Tickets Plus” package ($134 for two tickets, two glasses of wine, and a box of chocolate). For more information on packages, visit www.StateTheatreNJ.org.
Formed after World War II, the Tschaikowski St. Petersburg State Orchestra has established itself as a versatile ensemble with repertoire ranging from Baroque to 20th century music to new works written especially for the orchestra by local and international composers. The Tschaikowski St. Petersburg Symphony Orchestra tours regularly around the world and has performed with some of Russia’s most distinguished soloists and conductors.
Roman Leontiev, music director and chief conductor
Regarded as one of the preeminent Russian conductors of his generation, Maestro Leontiev leads the Tschaikowski on the inaugural trans-continental tour of the United States. Following critically acclaimed performances with distinguished European orchestras like Moscow State Radio Symphony Orchestra and Symphonica Toscanini, Maestro Leontiev was named Music Director of the Tschaikowski St. Petersburg Symphony Orchestra in 2002.
Alexandre Pirojenko, piano soloist
A frequent performer with the Tschaikowski St. Petersburg State Orchestra, pianist Alexandre Pirojenko has been said to possess the technical skill to perform anything he wants on the piano. He has performed on stages around the world and at such concert halls as St. Petersburg Grand and Chamber Philharmonic Halls, UNESCO Concert Hall, New York 92 Street Y (Kaufmann Hall) and Lincoln Center, and Washington D. C. Kennedy Center to name a few.
The State Theatre symphony series is sponsored by The Blanche & Irving Laurie Foundation. This performance is part of the State Theatre’s winter festival, Hub City Carnivale, four weeks of performances, activities, and attractions for all ages.
For tickets or more information, call the State Theatre ticket office at 732-246-SHOW (7469), or visit us online at www.StateTheatreNJ.org. The State Theatre ticket office, located at 15 Livingston Ave, New Brunswick NJ, is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, 10am to 6pm; Wednesday 11am to 7pm; Saturday 1pm to 5pm; and at least one hour prior to curtain on performance dates. For information on group outings and discounts, call 732-247-7200, ext. 517. Some additional ticket and transaction fees may apply.
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Tschaikowski St. Petersburg State Orchestra
Sun, February 12 at 3pm
“Take5” Ticket Prices: $50, $35, $20
15 Livingston Ave
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Ticket Office – 732-246-SHOW (7469)
Online – www.StateTheatreNJ.org
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