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Cal Performances' Zellerbach Hall
Bancroft Way and Telegraph Avenue Berkeley, CA 94720
510-642-9988
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Russian National Orchestra
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43 events
4 reviews
32 stars
attended Feb 19 2010

Simply fantastic! Seriously entertaining and very glad we went.

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4 reviews
4 stars
attended Feb 19 2010

The orchestra and their guest performers were exquisite. Luckily, we were encouraged by our usher to move from our side seats to any open seat in our section, which made the sound even better. Zellerbach is a wonderful venue.

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3 reviews
9 stars
attended Feb 19 2010

Stunning performance by Stefan Jackiw, solo violin for Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto in D major! The Chorus that joined the Orchestra for the premiere of Pletnev's Song Cycle was great. And the Orchestra was wonderful, including their...continued

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Russian National Orchestra

Mikhail Pletnev, founder, artistic director & conductor

Stefan Jackiw, violin

Lisa Delan, _soprano

Named Moscow’s top orchestra in a Gramophone magazine poll of international music critics, the Russian National Orchestra has been the toast of the music world ever since its first concert in Moscow in 1990.

Celebrating its 20th anniversary, the orchestra returns to Cal Performances for a concert featuring founder Mikhail Pletnev conducting Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 9, Tchaikovsky’s beloved Violin Concerto, with violinist Stefan Jackiw, and Pletnev’s own song cycle, based on three poems by William Butler Yeats, featuring soprano Lisa Delan.

Pletnev/Yeats Song Cycle

Tchaikovsky/Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 35

Shostakovich/Symphony No. 9

<em>Irving Berlin's White Christmas</em> Disney's <em>The Lion King</em> Sarah Silverman <em>Beach Blanket Babylon</em> <em>A Christmas Carol</em> WinterFest at California's Great America Gladys Knight & The San Francisco Symphony Rodgers & Hammerstein's <em>The King and I</em> San Francisco Ballet's <em>Nutcracker</em> <em>A Christmas Carol</em>