Kaliningrad Symphony Orchestra Russia
The first concert of the Kaliningrad Symphony Orchestra was performed on March the 14th in 1988. The program of the first concert included Symphony № 40 by W.A. Mozart, “The Unfinished Symphony” by F. Schubert, “Waltz-fantasy” by M. Glinka and the Overture to the opera “The Barber of Seville” by G. Rossini. The Founder of the Orchestra is the composer and conductor Arkadiy Feldman, who is an artistic leader and the main conductor. He was rewarded the honorary title “The honoured Art worker” for his achievements in the creative activities and propaganda of the musical art.
During all the time orchestra prepared a range of programs, which showed a wide possibility of the musicians, devotion to the artistic ideals. The systematic performances in front of audience, participation of the well-known musicians in some programs, special programes for children and young people determined the wide repertoire aspirations, it’s level of performance. Among the bright interpretations the most famous are Symphony № 6 and Fantasy “ Francesca da Rimini” by P. Tchaykovski, “Scheherazada” and “Spanish Capriccio” by N. Rimsky-Korsakov, Symphony № 5 by L. V. Beethoven. Symphonies by J. Brahms, A. Dvorak, S. Frank. The orchestra performed all the symphony plays of M. Glinka and A. Lyadov, it often performs some symphony fragments from Wagner’s operas.
Armenian State Symphony Orchestra Armenia
Emerging from a group of lovers and devotees to classical music, the Armenian State Symphony Orchestra was created in 2005 by Sergey Smbatyan, the present Artistic Director and Principal Conductor of the orchestra. From the very onset of its existence, the orchestra has been home to bright and energetic musicians, assembled around the shared vision of amplifying the cultural awareness in Armenia and elevating the spiritual excellence of human nature by the power of classical music.
The orchestra performs over 50 concerts annually, with a rich and multifarious repertoire covering multiple music genres and performance formats. Today, the 15-year-old orchestra has accrued both local and international reputation for its orchestral virtuosity and performing precision and has been spotlighted with many uplifting reviews by renowned critics and art reviewers.
The Armenian State Symphony Orchestra has been hosted by many reputable concert halls around the world, including Opera Garnier (Paris), Konzerthaus (Berlin), Dr. Anton Philipszaal (Hague), Tchaikovsky Concert Hall and the Great Hall of Conservatory (Moscow), Palais des Beaux-Arts (Brussels), Elbphilharmonie (Hamburg), Royal Theatre (Madrid), Dubai Opera House and others. It has been profiled a multitude of times with such world-class composers as Krzysztof Penderecki, Sir Karl Jenkins, Giya Kanchelli and Tigran Mansuryan as well as a number of highly distinguished performing artists. A remarkable chapter in the history of the orchestra was the 2020 European Tour with the renowned violin virtuoso and the Armenian State Symphony Orchestra artist-in-residence Maxim Vengerov with whom brilliant performances were hosted on famous stages around Europe- Berliner Philharmonie, Vienna's Musikverein, London's Barbican Center, Prague's Dvorak Hall, Salzburg's Grosses Festspielhaus, Moscow's Zaryadye Concert Hall and elsewhere.