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By Orrin G. Hatch
Procedural changes impede the chamber's traditional deliberative function
Topic - Valery Gergiev
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.
Valery Gergiev has been appointed principal conductor of the Munich Philharmonic starting with the 2015-16 season.
Conductor Valery Gergiev is giving up some frequent flier miles and taking a few days off.
"This program is a celebration of Stravinsky," Mr. Gergiev told The Washington Times on Wednesday.
"My room in the building is 12 meters from the place where Stravinsky met Tchaikovsky, and the home where he lived with his parents is only a few steps away," Mr. Gergiev said.