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Moscow State Symphony Orchestra Continues Reputation of Classical Music Excellence with 21st-Century Vision

Moscow State Symphony Orchestra Continues Reputation of Classical Music Excellence with 21st-Century Vision at Soka Performing Arts Center


Aliso Viejo, CA – The Moscow State Symphony Orchestra performs at Soka Performing Arts Center on Friday, November 3, 2017, at 8:00 p.m. as part of the International Symphony Series. Single-concert tickets are $60 for adults; $48 for students, seniors, and active military families; and $45 each for groups of 10 or more. Purchase tickets and packages online at or by calling 949-480-4ART (4278).

Founded in 1943 by the Kremlin, the Moscow State Symphony is one of the oldest symphony orchestras in Russia and has become one of most prominent national symphonic ensembles. The orchestra’s wide-ranging programs combine great orchestral, operatic, and choral classics with equally significant music of the 21st century, including many forgotten or neglected works. Alexander Sidnev will conduct the orchestra featuring pianist Dmitry Masleev. The program will include Rachmaninoff’s The Rock, Scriabin’s Symphony No. 2, and Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1.

In January 2017 Masleev made his highly anticipated Carnegie Hall recital debut where he performed a “fiercely demanding” program of Scarlatti, Beethoven, Prokofiev, Rachmaninoff, and Liszt; a “vivid and propulsive” performance which was followed by four encores, and has furthered his international reputation as “one of the genuinely great pianists of his generation” (New York City Informer). First Prize winner of the International Tchaikovsky Competition in 2015, Masleev has firmly established his profile as a “future great pianist” (La Croix) of “virtuoso brilliance” (Financial Times) and “musicality of metaphysical proportions” (Neue Musikzeitung).

Sidnev has been an Assistant Conductor of the renowned Moscow State Symphony Orchestra since 2008. In 2000-01 he was the Music Director of the Moscow Youth Symphony Orchestra, the Future of Russia, and conductor of the Moscow tour opera company, NOTE, which cooperated with Russia’s leading opera theatres and outstanding vocal soloists. Sidnev has also been teaching at the Moscow P. Tchaikovsky Conservatory since 1999 and conducting productions at its opera studio.