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Arts Calendar / April 28 / Concerts
19:00 State Academic Symphony Orchestra of Russia "Evgeny Svetlanov"
The State Academic Symphony Orchestra of Russia "Evgeny Svetlanov" will perform works by Grieg and Tchaikovsky. The Orchestra is one of the countryís oldest symphonic ensembles. The orchestra has performed at the most prestigious venues, such as the Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory, Tchaikovsky Concert Hall, Bolshoi Theatre, Pillar Hall of the House of the Unions, the State Kremlin Palace (Moscow), Carnegie Hall (New York), the Kennedy Center (Washington, DC), Musikverein (Vienna), the Royal Albert Hall (London), Salle Pleyel (Paris), Teatro Colon (Buenos Aires), and Suntory Hall (Tokyo). In 2013 the orchestra had a performance at the Moscow Red Square for the first time. The orchestraís discography includes hundreds of vinyl records and CDs released by leading Russian and foreign labels. Ever since itís first tour abroad in 1956 the orchestra regularly represents Russian culture in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Hong Kong, Denmark, Italy, Canada, China, Lebanon, Mexico, New Zealand, Poland, USA, Thailand, France, Czechoslovakia, Switzerland, South Korea, Japan and many other countries. In 2006, 2011 and 2017 the ensemble was rewarded with Presidential commendations.
Tchaikovsky Concert Hall 
19:00 State Symphony Orchestra "New Russia"
The "New Russia" Symphony Orchestra performs various works by Beethoven. "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 Bashmetís 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.
Rachmaninov Concert Hall (Philharmonia-2) 
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