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Russian Romantics

  • Richmond Pentecostal Church 9300 Westminster Highway Richmond, BC, V6X 1B1 Canada (map)


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Door Prices: 
Adult: $20.00
Senior/Student: $18.00
Children (under 13): $10.00

Online Tickets:
Adult: $18.00
Senior/Student: $15.00  
Children (under 13): $6.00

About the Concert

Music of the Russian Romantic period is as electrifying today as it was in the 19th century. It brings to mind such iconic Russian images as onion-domed churches, troikas travelling through snow covered landscapes, sable clad aristocracy, and immense passion. Many believe that after years of struggle Russian music finally found its identity during the Romantic Age and emerged as an important cultural symbol. Audiences and performers alike know this music for its soulful melodies, kaleidoscopic colours, surprising textures and all pervading intensity. Be it Glinka or Mussorgsky, Borodin or Rimsky-Korsakov, Rachmaninov or Tchaikovsky, an evening of Russian Romantic music is sure to stir the soul of all music lovers.

Mariya Orlenko, Piano

Mariya Orlenko, Piano

This concert will see Mariya Orlenko joining the Richmond Orchestra.  Mariya began piano studies at age four. She made her orchestral debut in 2014 with the Orchestre Symphonique de Quebec as a Grand Prize winner of the Canadian Music Competition. In 2015, Mariya won first prize at the Virginia Waring International Piano Competition, and the Best Interpretation of a Canadian Work Prize at the OSM Manulife Competition. Mariya has performed at Weill Recital Hall in Carnegie Hall, and she has performed with the Virginia Waring FestivalOrchestra, the Richmond Orchestra, and the Gulf Coast Symphony Orchestra. In 2013, she was awarded the Royal Conservatory of Music Gold Medal. Mariya currently studies with Ian Parker.


Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 2 in C minor, Op 17 (1872, rev. 1879-80)
I. Andante sostenuto – Allegro vivo
II. Andantino marziale, quasi moderato
III. Scherzo
IV. Finale

Prokofiev Piano Concerto No. 3 in C Major, Op. 26 (1921)
soloist Mariya Orlenko (
I. Andante – Allegro
II. Tema con veriacioni
III. Allegro, ma non troppo

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