LSO Principal Conductor Valery Gergiev explores Tchaikovsky’s symphonies with the Orchestra from 18 & 23 January 2011 with performances of the First Symphony ‘Winter Daydreams’, performed alongside Shostakovich’s Violin Concerto No 2, with soloist Sergey Khachatryan. Gergiev will return to conduct the Second Symphony ‘Little Russian’ on 23 & 24 March, alongside Shchedrin’s Lithuanian Saga and Shostkovich’s Violin Concerto No 1 with Leonidas Kavakos. On 12 & 15 May, pianist Yefim Bronfman joins Gergiev and the LSO to perform the Shostakovich Concerto for Trumpet, Piano and Strings, and the composer’s Second Piano Concerto. Tchaikovsky’s Third Symphony ‘Polish’ completes the programme. Gergiev will continue his survey of Tchaikovsky Symphonies in the Orchestra’s 2011/12 season.