Conducted by the great Yuri Temirkanov, the Saint Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra invites audiences to two special evenings under the shadow of the Acropolis. Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov’s opera The Legend of the Invisible City of Kitezh and the Maiden Fevroniya will be presented on 6 July, followed by internationally renowned, 25-year-old Spanish cellist Pablo Ferrández’s performance of P. I. Tchaikovsky’s masterpiece for cello and orchestra, Variations on a Rococo Theme. The evening will come to a close with Sergei Rachmaninoff’s final composition,Symphonic Dances. On 7 July, Russian pianist Denis Matsuev will perform Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 3. In its closing appearance, the Orchestra will perform Igor Stravinsky’s music for the ballet Petrushka.