SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA OF THE STATE SYMPHONY CAPELLA OF RUSSIA
Symphony Orchestra of the State Symphony Capella of Russia has its own history since 1957. During the USSR period the collective was led by Samuel Samosud, Yuri Aranovich, Maxim Shostakovich, Gennady Rozhdestvensky. All outstanding Russian conductors such as Yevgeny Svetlanov, Nathan Rachlin, Neeme Jarvi, Vladimir Fedoseyev performed with the orchestra. The first foreign tours were held in 1959 at the Festival of Youth and Students in Vienna. The orchestra has also conquered the USA, Canada, Germany, Spain, Great Britain, Greece, Japan, Taiwan demonstrating its art in the best concert halls of the world such as Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center (New York), Kennedy Center (Washington), Musikveren (Vienna), Gewandhaus (Leipzig), Jahrhunderthalle (Frankfurt), Barbican-center (London), Berlin Philharmonic hall named after Karajan, the halls of Tokyo, Taipei, Helsinki, Barcelona, Prague. Since 1991, the Symphony Orchestra has merged with the State Chamber Choir, and in 1992 Valery Polyansky became the artistic director and principal conductor of a new collective - the State Symphony Capella of Russia. All the Russian and Western classics of the 18th and 20th centuries, modern music scores by A. Schnittke, S. Gubaidulina, A. Tchaikovsky and others are in the repertoire of the Capella. The collective has a huge discography on the discs of the company "Melody", Сhandos records, Vista Vera, a Japanese record label.