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Topic - Igor Stravinsky
Mariinsky is a Russian synonym for excellence. Whenever the Mariinsky Orchestra performs its magnificent repertoire led by the world-class conductor Valery Gergiev, the audience marvels. So it will on Monday when the Washington Performing Arts Society welcomes them to the Kennedy Center for an evening of three major works by composer Igor Stravinsky.
When two stars of artistic genius such as Coco Chanel and Igor Stravinsky collide in early-20th century France, there's bound to be drama and romance, although their affair was a sordid and adulterous one.