The State Academic Symphony Orchestra of the Russian Federation named after E.F. Svetlanov (until 1991 - the State Academic Symphony Orchestra of the USSR , abbreviated GASO or Gosorkestr ) - one of the largest musical groups in Russia and the world.
|State Academic Symphony Orchestra of Russia named after Evgeny Svetlanov|
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The orchestra was founded in 1936 , the first performance of the group took place on October 5, 1936 in the Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory .
At the beginning of the war, the orchestra was evacuated to Central Asia , performed with concerts in the rear. March 6, 1943 the first concert of the orchestra in Moscow took place after returning from evacuation. In 1956 , the State Orchestra became the second (after the ZKR ASO LHF, Finland, 1946) from Soviet orchestras that went on tour abroad.
Since the mid-1950s, and more actively - with the advent of the chief conductor Evgeny Svetlanov - the orchestra began to record, including the unique project “Anthology of Russian Symphonic Music”. The State Orchestra often became the first performer of new compositions written especially for this group, and also - after a long break - forgotten and long unexecuted works. So, in 1945 , for the first time in almost fifty years, the First Symphony of Sergei Rachmaninov was performed.
In 1986, in honor of the 50th anniversary of the orchestra, a gala concert was held. Conducted by E. Svetlanov and B. Demchenko.
In 2005 , the orchestra was named after Evgeny Svetlanov.
Currently, the State Orchestra of Russia is one of the leading symphony orchestras in the world. The collective gives concerts both in Russia and abroad, and also makes numerous recordings.
Principal Conductors of the Orchestra
- Alexander Gauk - 1936 - 1941
- Nathan Rakhlin - 1941 - 1945
- Konstantin Ivanov - 1946 - 1965
- Evgeny Svetlanov - 1965 - 2000
- Basil of Sinai - 2000 - 2002
- Mark Gorenstein - 2002 - 2011
- Vladimir Yurovsky - since 2011 (artistic director)
Composer at the residence
The format was introduced by Vladimir Yurovsky in 2016. Usually means that the orchestra receives priority right to perform the works of the composer who received this status.
- Alexander Vustin - since 2016 
Famous Orchestra Musicians
|Alexey Konoplyannikov (1980 -|
|Dmitry Kolupaev (1973 -|
|Mikhail Chakrygin (1984 -|
|Alexey Sorokin (1969 -|
- Alexander Bagirov (b. 1974)
- Valentin Snegirev
- Official site of the orchestra (rus.) (Eng.)