St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra to perform at Purdue

February 6, 2014  

West Lafayette, Ind. – The St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra will perform at 8 p.m. Feb. 21 at Purdue University's Elliott Hall of Music. The performance is presented by Purdue Convocations.

What began as a private ensemble commissioned by Alexander III in 1882 has grown into a showcase for pre-eminent Russian soloists (Sergei Prokofiev), fiery conductors (Richard Strauss), and the preferred performers of world premieres from such composers as Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky and Dmitri Shostakovich. Russia's longest-running orchestra will make its Purdue debut during a U.S. tour that features a program of Russian masterpieces.

Joining the orchestra onstage will be Russian pianist Denis Kozhukhin. Kozhukhin will perform Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto in B-flat minor. The program will also feature Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 4, and excerpts from Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov's opera "Legend of the Invisible City of Kitezh," a tale of love, war, betrayal, and redemption.

Tickets are $22-$45 for adults and $22-$32 for those 18 years and younger, Purdue students and Ivy Tech Lafayette students. Tickets are available at the Elliott Hall and Stewart Center box offices at 765-494-3933 or 800-914-SHOW. Group discounts are also available to groups of 10 more. Call 765-496-1977 for more details or visit

Initiated in 1902, Purdue Convocations was one of the first professional performing arts presenters in the United States. Each year, Convocations offers the region 20-30 performances of widely varying genres. Purdue Convocations aims to promote frequent exposure to and familiarity with human cultural expression in a multitude of forms and media. 

Source: Abby Eddy, 765-494-9712, 

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