Ton Koopman founded the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra in 1979. The group consists of internationally renowned baroque specialists who meet up several times a year and work together to prepare and perform new exciting programmes. For the musicians each concert is a new experience and Koopman’s boundless energy and enthusiasm are a sure guarantee of the highest quality. Continue reading “Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra” »
The chapel of boys and young men was founded in 1979. It is one of the first and oldest groups of Children’s Philharmonic. The chapel continues the tradition of Russian school of choral singing and has unique capabilities of timbre. The group uses a maximum of expressive opportunities, performs works of any complexity, creates out of the ordinary projects and presents to listeners the widest palette of musical styles, genres and forms. The concert program of the Chapel always is built interestingly and dynamically with bright art expressiveness. Continue reading “Chapel of boys and young men of Sverdlovsk State Children Philharmonic Society” »
• The Orchestra was founded in 1977 and is the only professional, full-sized Chinese orchestra with 85 musicians in Hong Kong. It came under the management of the Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra Limited on 1st April, 2001 when the latter took over from the Leisure and Cultural Services Department of Hong Kong. Under the leadership of the incumbent Artistic Director and Principal Conductor Yan Huichang (1997-date), and former Music Director – Ng Tai-kong (1977-1986), Kuan Nai-chung (1986-1993) and Henry Shek (1993-1997), the Orchestra has been promoting Chinese music as its mission.
• The Orchestra is deeply rooted in the Chinese cultural heritage. Its performance format and repertoire include both traditional Chinese music and contemporary full-scale works. It also explores new frontiers in music through commissioning new works of various types and styles, and over the years, has commissioned more than 2,100 original compositions and arrangements. The Orchestra currently has an establishment of 85 musicians who perform in the four sections comprising bowed-strings, plucked-strings, wind and percussion instruments. Traditional as well as improved Chinese instruments are incorporated.
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The MDR Leipzig Radio Symphony Orchestra is Germany’s oldest radio orchestra. Today it is one of the liveliest and most innovative ensembles of its kind in Europe. In addition to featuring regularly on radio and television, the orchestra is committed to the challenge of producing first-class recordings, as well as to performing numerous concerts and to sharing its expertise and enthusiasm via children and youth projects. In this way the orchestra maintains and builds a close connection to young and old, and is always able to inspire new audiences for music.
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Rafael Usero Vilches was born on July 14th, 1972 in Utrera, Seville. His life has been linked to flamenco from a very early age, but he admits that his true talent was as a soccer player. At a young age he began to sing in a group from Seville with his brother Juan Luis. Continue reading “Rafael de Utrera Ensemble” »
The Symphony Choir was organized in January 2008. Being meant as a musical extension of the Ural Academic Philharmonic Orchestra, it contributed to concert programs of the Philharmonic with the cantata-oratorio genre. At the same time, due to the impressive potential of the soloist choir (the choir core is represented by vocalists who have soloist experience), the choir enjoyed certain autonomy, offering its own a cappella programs. Another area of its activities is participation in concert performances of operas. The opera concertato genre that gained incredible popularity worldwide fit perfectly into the traditional philharmonic format. Continue reading “Symphony Choir of the Sverdlovsk Philharmonic” »
The Byzantion Choir currently functions in Iasi, Romania, with the blessings of His Eminence Teofan, Metropolitan of Moldavia and Bukovina, and under the auspices of the University of Art “George Enescu” Iasi. The Choir is represented by the Byzantion Cultural Association. Continue reading “The Byzantion Choir” »
The Orchestra was founded in 1936 by the young conductor Mark Paverman, succeeded by principal conductors Valentin Kozhin, Andrey Chistyakov and Andrey Boreiko. Dmitry Liss was appointed principal conductor in 1995. Based in Ekaterinburg, the UPO is one of Russia’s leading orchestras: it presents more than 70 programmes annually and gives more than 100 concerts. Its repertoire includes practically all the significant Russian and Western European symphony classics. The Orchestra also performs the works of famous 20th century composers. Continue reading “Ural Philharmonic Orchestra (UPO)” »