The Moscow Symphony Orchestra
The Moscow Symphony Orchestra with Music Director Arthur Arnold is one of the leading orchestras in the capital today. Since its inception in 1989, the orchestra became an active participant in the musical life of Moscow. The MSO performs an annual series of concerts in the Grand Hall of the Moscow Conservatory with soloists such as Yuri Bashmet, Victor Tretiakov, Vadim Repin, Alexander Knyazev and Alexander Rudin and many others. Among the guest conductors are famous Russian and foreign conductors Arnold Katz, Sergey Stadler and Igor Golovchin. Former Music Directors were Antonio De Almeida and Vladimir Ziva.
A regular guest at international festivals the Moscow Symphony Orchestra has successfully toured in United States, South America, China, Japan, South Korea and most of the European countries.
The orchestra is recognized for its outstanding recordings. Recordings of "The Snow of Kilimanjaro" and "Five Fingers" entered the 2001 top ten recordings of the year in "The Economist" magazine. The recording of the symphonies by Italian composer Malipiero was named "Disk of the Month" by US magazine "CD Review" and became the winner of the "Diapason d’Or" prize.
The Moscow Symphony Orchestra has a long tradition of participating in charity projects, such as concerts for the Ronald McDonald Children’s Foundation for disabled children, charity concerts for the Russian Medical Doctors` Association, and a special concert commemorating the Memorial Day of the Genocide of the Armenian People. Now in its 5th year, the MSO along with the orchestra’s General sponsor "Nestle" and state museum “Archangelskoe” began a series of outdoor summer concerts with all the proceeds going towards the reconstruction of Archangelskoe Palace.
The professionalism and outstanding repertoire of the MSO has established the orchestra in Moscow’s musical sphere and built a devoted and appreciative audience.