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18 Oct 2017

Belarus-Russia Youth Symphony Orchestra to perform in Moscow, Minsk

MOSCOW, 18 October (BelTA) – The Belarus-Russia Youth Symphony Orchestra will embark on a tour of the capitals of the Belarus-Russia Union State. The team will perform on the stage of the Moscow Conservatory's Big Hall on 29 October to continue the tour in the Big Hall of the Belarusian State Philharmonic on 3 November, BelTA learned from the Union State Standing Committee.

In 2017, the orchestra’s repertoire will be based on Dmitry Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 7 known as “Leningrad”. The program also features works by representatives of the present-day Belarusian musical culture: Choreographic novellas (Hiroshima, Blues, Front Line, Dollar, Spanish Dance, Musketeers, and Souvenirs) by Yevgeny Glebov and a suite from the Vitaut ballet by Vyacheslav Kuznetsov.

The Belarus-Russia Youth Symphony Orchestra was set up upon the initiative of the Union State Permanent Committee and the Union State Parliamentary Assembly in 2008. The musicians are aged from 15 to 18. All of them are the fledgling music elite of Belarus and Russia, students of two famous schools – the Central Music School of the Tchaikovsky Moscow State Conservatory that trains gifted children from all over Russia, and the National College of the Belarusian State Academy of Music. Many members of the ensemble are winners, laureates and diploma holders of international junior music contests and boast remarkable achievements in solo career.

Since its establishment, the team has prepared and performed numerous interesting diverse concert programs. The orchestra’s repertoire comprises a wide range of works, from world’s classical music masterpieces to compositions by contemporary Russian and Belarusian authors.

The ensemble has gained a solid experience as it has toured of the Union State (Moscow, Kazan, Kaluga, Voronezh, Kaliningrad, Minsk, Mogilev, Brest, Molodechno, and Grodno), the United Kingdom, Germany, Italy, Lithuania, and Czechia.


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