Only at the International Festival could you experience two of the worlds finest orchestras in a single concert.
Powerhouse conductor Valery Gergiev here conducts both: his own Mariinsky Orchestra from St Petersburg and Scotlands own Royal Scottish National Orchestra. Each in a masterpiece from the 20th century: the Mariinsky in the wit and charm of Prokofievs Classical Symphony; and the RSNO in the remarkable evocations of Brittens Frank Bridge Variations.
Both orchestras join forces for the overwhelming power of Shostakovichs Fourth Symphony, whose shattering climaxes demand the most gargantuan forces the composer ever wrote for.
This concert will be broadcast on BBC Radio 3 on 13 September