Classical & Opera

Russian National Orchestra

When: Fri., Feb. 19, 7:30 p.m. 2010

The Russian National Orchestra, under the direction of its founder, pianist Mikhail Pletnev, celebrates in 20th anniversary with its first Cal Performances appearance since 2004. It also showcases 24-year-old violinist Stefan Jackiw, who plays the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto, and soprano Lisa Delan, who sings Pletnev's Yeats Song Cycle. Shostakovich's Symphony No. 9 rounds out the very tempting program. If you're still violin-starved, catch Joshua Bell's Cal Performances recital in the same location Sunday at 3. At Zellerbach Hall (Bancroft Way at Telegraph Ave., Berkeley) on Friday, Feb. 19.7:30 p.m., $28-$60, $10 student rush. 510-642-9988 or

Jason Victor Serinus

Price: $28-$60

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