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      March 6, 2012

      Tuesday   7:30 PM

      211 West San Francisco Street
      Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501

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      Santa Fe Concert Association: St. Petersburg Symphony Orchestra

      The Santa Fe Concert Association is proud to present The St. Petersburg Symphony Orchestra, featuring conductor Roman Leontiev and pianist Alexandre Pirozhenko. The St. Petersburg Symphony Orchestra has had successful concert tours in Europe, China and Japan and this March, the SFCA will welcome the orchestra on its inaugural trans-continental tour of the USA.

      “The Orchestra was sensational!” –Le Monde, Paris

      The St. Petersburg Symphony Orchestra was founded in the years following World War II and has deep roots in Russian culture. The Orchestra successfully worked in different musical genres and received broad acknowledgement and popularity throughout Russia. For the past ten years the St. Petersburg Symphony Orchestra has become an ensemble with unlimited musical possibilities including the regular commissioning and performances of new compositions, a testament to the high standard of the Orchestra, which commissions many new works written especially for the Orchestra each season.

      The orchestra will be performing the following pieces in Santa Fe:
      Wagner Flying Dutchman Overture
      Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 2
      Rimsky-Korsakov Scheherazade.

      Music Director and Chief Conductor Roman Leontiev (pictured) is widely regarded as one of the preeminent Russian conductors of his generation. Mr. Leontiev’s career has been accented by distinguished engagements throughout Russia and Western Europe since his graduation in 1981 with highest honors from the Glinka Conservatory of Music in St. Petersburg. Mr. Leontiev has been frequently invited to France to conduct, appearances that include appearances at the Palais des Congrès, Notre Dame Cathedral, and at the UNESCO Conference, which was broadcast nationally on French Television and Radio (ORTF). Mr. Leontiev’s additional European engagements included performances in Germany, Finland, and Sweden.

      Pianist Alexandre Pirojenko “has the technical skills to do anything he wants with a piano; better yet, what he wants to do is sensitive, original, and brilliant," wrote The Washington Post after Mr. Pirojenko's Washington, DC debut at the Kennedy Center.

      His multiple international piano competition first prize finishes include the XXV Ettore Pozzoli International Piano Competition in Italy; the Young Concert Artists International Auditions in New York; XVI Ibiza International Piano Competition in Spain; The Paula Cussi International Piano Competition; and the 8th Newport International Piano Competition in Wales. He has appeared on stages in Russia, Ukraine, Estonia, Latvia, Kazakhstan, Georgia, Germany, Austria, France, UK, USA, Netherlands, Italy, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland, Japan, Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia, Lebanon, and Peru.

      Ticket Prices: $20, $36, $48, $72 / Student discounts available

      Cost: 20.00 to 72.00

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