15 Jan '13, 9am
All-Rachmaninov evening with Gennady Rozhdestvensky
One of today's most renowned conductors, Gennady Rozhdestvensky was principal conductor of the Bolshoi Theatre from 1964 to 1970, and in 2000 was appointed their General Music Director. For many years, he also headed the Moscow Radio Orchestra and became the first Soviet conductor ever to be appointed Principal Conductor of various foreign orchestras: the BBC Symphony Orchestra in London, the Vienna Symphony Orchestra, and the Stockholm Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. In the 1970's, he headed the Moscow Chamber Opera and created the new Ministry of Culture Orchestra with which he gave hundreds of concerts in Russia and abroad and recorded over 200 works.