Zaporozhye Academic Symphony Orchestra
|Original orchestra name:
||Академічний симфонічний оркестр Запорізької обласної філармонії
||Zaporozhye philarmonic, prospekt Lenina 183
||ukrainian, russian, english
November 6, 1957 is considered to be the date of birth of Zaporozhye Symphony Orchestra, when the new creative group of the graduates from Moscow, Kiev, Odessa, Lvov conservatoires gave the first performance on the stage of the Region Drama Theatre named after Shchors. Yury Lutsiv, the laureate of the First Republic Competition for young conductors, was the artistic director during the first three years of its existence. During next decades the orchestra was headed by the musicians of various characters, creative styles, tastes and interests: the Honoured Artist of Russian Federation Avet Apkaryan, Felix Komlev, the Honoured Art Worker of Ukraine Sergey Dudkin. In 1987 a young and talented musician Vyacheslav Redya became the chief conductor of the orchestra. His appearance marked a new age in its history.
Zaporozhye Symphony Orchestra is the pride of Zaporozhye Region and a worthy representative of the national music art abroad. Igor Stravinsky's expression was taken by the musicians and their artistic director as the creative credo: "If the orchestra is technically perfect, the real music will flow from the stage..."