Romantic Valentine's Day Matinee Alexei Kornienko, music director All Tchaikovsky Program: Romeo and Juliet Overture-Fantasy; Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-flat minor, Op. 23 (with pianist Alexander Sinchuk); Variations on a Rococo Theme in A for Cello and Orchestra, Op. 33 (with cellist Julian Schwarz); and Symphony No. 6 in B minor, Op. 29, "Pathetique" The Moscow State Radio Symphony Orchestra was founded in 1978 as an outgrowth of the need for the symphonic repertoire of the 18th, 19th and 20th, centuries to be broadcast throughout Russia for the benefit of its citizens. It was decided that the Orchestra should broadcast performances on a weekly basis. Presently the Orchestra follows the European music tradition and does not have a permanent Chief Conductor. Music Director Anatoli Nemudrov invites maestros from Russia and abroad in order to facilitate the continuing development and mastery of the musicians.