Moscow State Symphony Orchestra comes to Stephens Auditorium


Courtesy of Iowa State Center

The Moscow State Symphony Orchestra will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 6, at CY Stephens Auditorium for one night only. 

Melissa Garrett

The Moscow State Symphony Orchestra will perform at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 6, at CY Stephens Auditorium.

Maestro Pavel Kogan has been the Music Director and Chief Conductor of the highly acclaimed Moscow State Symphony Orchestra since 1989. Maestro Kogan has recorded countless works with the orchestra and other ensembles and has earned great acclaim among critics for many of his albums.

Under the direction of Maestro Kogan, the renowned Russian orchestra will feature internationally acclaimed violin soloist Nadja Salerno Sonnenberg, and will showcase music from the late 19th Century. Sonnenberg is celebrating her sixth season as Music Director of the New Century Chamber Orchestra.

The concert’s Tchaikovsky and Bruch program is as follows:

TCHAIKOVSKY: Romeo and Juliet Overture-Fantasy

BRUCH: Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor, Op. 26

TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony No. 4 in F minor, Op. 36

Supported by the Ames International Orchestra Festival Association and the Ames Commission on the Arts, the orchestra visits Ames as their only Iowa tour location. After celebrating their 70th anniversary in 2013, the orchestra is known as one of the premier interpreters of the classic Russian composers.

The Celebrity Cafe Preview, 30 minutes prior to the show and open to all ticket holders, features Jeffrey Prater, Professor Emeritus at Iowa State, where he will present insights about the concert.

Tickets are available through Ticketmaster and are also available for purchase from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Stephens Auditorium ticket office. Tickets are $26 for Iowa State students and range from $24, $39, $51 and $63 for non-student tickets.

For additional ticket prices and information on the performance, visit the Iowa State Center website. For more information on the director and soloist, visit Maestro Kogan’s webpage and Sonnenberg’s webpage.