Just in: Russia’s national orchestra to tour US – with Ukrainian conductormain
Michael Pletnev’s Russian national orchestra will visit 16 U.S. cities next month in California, Kansas, Nebraska, Missouri, Pennsylvania, Delaware and Florida, culminating at Carnegie Hall in New York. The tour dates are February 19 to March 9, 2016.
Pletnev will yield the baton on the second half of the tour to Kirill Karabits, a loyal Ukrainian national who has returned to Kiev to perform on Independence Day.
Looks like there’s some delicate cultural diplomacy going on.
The RNO on Kremlin duty: