The Mariinsky Orchestra is also known as the Kirov Orchestra of the Mariinsky
Theatre in St. Petersburg. The orchestra was founded in the 18th Century, under the reign of Peter the Great. It is now coming
to the Van Wezel Performing Arts Center in Sarasota, Florida. To hear these musicians outside of their homeland is the experience
of a lifetime, which you will not want to miss. Be sure to get your tickets today!
The Mariinsky Orchestra was known as the Russian Imperial Opera Orchestra prior to the Revolution. It is now housed in
the famous Mariinsky Theater, which was named after Maria, wife of Czar Alexander II. The orchestra took up its home there
during the second part of the 19th Century. It is an orchestra with a history as rich and beautiful as its sound.
The Mariinsky Orchestra is one of the oldest musical establishments in Russia
and it is an honor and privilege to hear these fantastic musicians playing. The concert is only for one night, Friday, November
7, 2008. Get your tickets as early as possible, to ensure there are still seats left! The tickets are available from Stubhub.com,
so act today to ensure your spot!