St Petersburg Symphony Orchestra at Brangwyn Hall

The Guildhall, Swansea, Swansea, SA1 4PE, Wales

Swansea International Festival - For this year's Festival finale, and coinciding with the centenary of the Russian Revolution, the St Petersburg Symphony Orchestra makes a visit to Wales for a celebration of magnificent Russian music and musicanship.

The St Petersburg Symphony Orchestra traces its history back to 1931. For more than two decades, the orchestra's activity was linked with the Leningrad Radio - at first a concert orchestra, and soon as a large Symphony Orchestra. Working in live broadcast, the musicians mastered a diverse repertoire.

Since 1977, Alexander Dmitriev has led the orchestra. The orchestra takes part in prestigious international festivals and tours around the world.

Prokofiev: Symphony no 1 'Classical'
Shostakovich: Cello Concerto No. 2 (soloist - Tim Hugh)
Rimsky Korsakov: Scheherazade

Timothy Hugh: cello
Alexander Dmitriev: conductor