State Academic Symphony Orchestra of Russia
|Original orchestra name:
||Государственный академический симфонический оркестр России
||Street B Nikitskaia,13
The State Academic Symphony Orchestra of Russia is an orchestra that represents for many one of the basic reference points of musical life both in Moscow and in Russia as a whole. For almost 70 years it keeps the status of the leading orchestra of the country and is a special pride of the Russian culture. The State Orchestra of the USSR was founded in 1936 by decision of the Government. The legendary Alexander Gauk, a brilliant interpreter and phenomenal educator, became its first conductor. Later on the Orchestra was headed by outstanding conductors Natan Rakhlin, Konstantin Ivanov, Eugene Svetlanov, Vasily Sinaisky. In 2002 National Artist of Russia, Mark Gorenstein, became chief conductor and artistic director of the Orchestra.
The whole artistic career of the State Orchestra was accompanied by world stars: its conductor's stand was occupied by Nikolai Golovanov, Samuil Samosud, Alexander Melik-Pashaev, Kirill Kondrashin, Eugene Mravinsky, Alexander Lazarev, Vladimir Fedoseev, Gennady Rozhdestvensky, Yury Temirkanov, Valery Gergiev, Mstislav Rostropovich.