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Arts Calendar / October 20 / Concerts
19:00 Moscow Chamber Orchestra
Moscow Chamber Orchestra will perform various works by Johann Sebastian Bach, Carl Bach and Johann Christian Bach. For more than half a century, it has been renowned worldwide for its amazing performances and consistently high artistic qualities. It became the most traveled classical music ensemble in the former Soviet Union and toured the world from Eastern Europe to Canada and the United States and from Japan to South America. Many composers dedicated their compositions to the Moscow Chamber Orchestra, such as Dmitri Shostakovich, Revol Bunin, Mieczysław Weinberg, Boris Tchaikovsky and many others. Moscow Chamber Orchestra performed many world-premiers of contemporary compositions, such as Dmitri Shostakovich's Symphony No.14, in Leningrad, on September 29, 1969. Many world-famous musicians performed and recorded with the Orchestra: Yehudi Menuhin, Sviatoslav Richter, David Oistrakh, Emil Gilels, Leonid Kogan, Malcolm Frager, to name a few. Today, the Moscow Chamber Orchestra is run under the auspices of the Moscow Philharmonia, which is under the patronage of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation. The orchestra gives about 120 concerts per year.
Rachmaninov Concert Hall (Philharmonia-2) 
19:00 State Symphony Orchestra "New Russia"
The "New Russia" Symphony Orchestra led by Yuri Bashmet performs various works by Tchaikovsky. "New Russia" State Symphony Orchestra was founded in 1990 by order of the Government of the RSFSR. Yury Bashmet assumed leadership of the orchestra in 2002, opening up a new chapter in its history. Under Bashmet’s leadership, the orchestra acquired its own unique manner of playing, which is distinguished by creative freedom, audacious interpretations and startlingly inspired performances, all combined with a full, rich sound. Many eminent musicians have collaborated with the orchestra, including Valery Gergiev, Emil Tabakov, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Alexander Lazarev, Saulius Sondeckis, David Stern, Luciano Acoccella, Teodor Curentzis, Barry Douglas, Peter Donohoe, Denis Matsuyev, Yelizaveta Leonskaya, Boris Berezovsky, Viktor Tretyakov, Gidon Kremer, Vadim Repin, Sergei Krylov, Viktoria Mullova, Nataliya Gutman, David Geringas, Sergei Antonov, Deborah Voight, Anna Netrebko, Laura Claycomb, Placido Domingo, Montserrat Caballe, Anna Caterina Antonacci, Patrizia Ciofi, Elina Garanca and Ulyana Lopatkina. Since 2002, the orchestra has played more than 350 concerts in Russia and abroad, including France, Germany, Greece, Great Britain, Italy, Holland, Spain, Austria, Turkey, Bulgaria, India, Finland and Japan. A varied repertoire, successfully combining classics and contemporary music, constantly attracts listeners. The orchestra has often given premieres of works by such composers as Sofia Gubaydulina, Alfred Schnittke, Edison Denisov, Mikhail Tariverdiyev, Nino Rota, Ghia Kancheli, Alexander Tchaikovsky etc.
Tchaikovsky Concert Hall 
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