St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra

August 27, 2015

Described as “the crowning glory of Russian culture”, we are proud to present the St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra and their renowned Artistic Director & Chief Conductor since 1988 – Yuri Temirkanov – at the BBC Proms 2015. The first Russian symphony orchestra, the St. Petersburg Philharmonic can trace its history back to 1882, and – premiering major works by Prokofiev, Shostakovich and Penderecki, amongst others – has earned its place as one of the most prominent ensembles in the world. Just over a decade since their last visit, the orchestra returns to the BBC Proms this year for two concerts of powerful Russian classics.