A festival in memory of Mstislav Rostropovich gathered in Samara the best performers from different countries. Russia is Symphony orchestra under Valery Gergiev.
The 9th time the festival opens its doors in Samara. With this city in the famous cellist and conductor of the special relationship: here he gave the last concert, already deprived of Soviet citizenship, and after the expulsion he went on stage again. In the hall of the house.
In honor of Rostropovich it was Prokofyev, Mussorgsky, Rimsky-Korsakov, Shostakovich and other classics. The orchestra under Valery Gergiev have become an integral part of the cultural life of the Volga region.
Festival classics in Samara will last 2 days. Festival of Mstislav Rostropovich will open the autumn tour of the Mariinsky theatre under Valery Gergiev. November 1 at the Seaside stage of the Mariinsky theatre in Vladivostok, the orchestra will present Wagner's Opera "das Rheingold".
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