Symphony Orchestra of New Russia
The Symphony Orchestra of New Russia (Novaya Rossiya State Symphony Orchestra) was founded in 1990. In 2002 Yuri Bashmet was appointed Director of the orchestra, opening a new chapter in its history. He brings to the orchestra his own inimitable manner of interpretation, and thus every concert evokes the feeling that the music is being created anew before the very eyes and ears of the audience.
Appearing with the orchestra are such eminent musicians as Valery Gergiev, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Barry Douglas, Peter Donohoe, Boris Berezovsky, Viktor Tretiakov and Natalia Gutman. The Symphony Orchestra of New Russia is a frequent guest at festivals in Russia and abroad, including the Moscow Easter Festival, the Alfred Schnittke Festival in Moscow, the Besançon Festival in France, the Athens Festival in Greece and the Festival of Russian Art in Essen, Germany.
The orchestra has a regular subscription series under the auspices of the Moscow Philharmonic Association, with varied programmes aimed at both adult and younger listeners. It frequently tours abroad, notably to Finland, France, Great Britain, Italy, Germany, Greece and Turkey, as well as within Russia.
For many years, the principal partner of the Symhony Orchestra of New Russia has been one of Russia's largest companies, Basic Element, whose very name expresses its importance to the Russian economy, its industry and its culture. Continuing in the grand tradition of Russian patronage, Basic Element provides financial support to a huge number of projects in many spheres of activity, enriching the lives of hundreds of thousands of Russians.