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In Petrozavodsk, there is the largest concert institution that actively develops musical and concert activities - the State Philharmonic. It is located on Kirov Street in a modern building, which houses the Big Concert Hall for 481 seats. The spacious foyer of the second floor hosts exhibitions of paintings, photographs, graphics, and applied art.
The Philharmonic includes the following concert groups - the Onego Symphony Orchestra of Russian Folk Instruments. Artistic directors and chief conductors of these groups are Marius Stravinsky and Gennady Mironov - Honored Worker of Culture of the Karelian Republic, Honored Worker of Art of the Russian Federation. Department, which includes various ensembles and soloists is called the touring philharmonic, there are also departments - marketing and musical education.
This region has had its own musical traditions for a long time, but only in January 1939, the Council of People's Commissars created the State Karelo-Finnish Philharmonic. Previously, it was located on Karl Marx Avenue and included the Symphony Orchestra, the Kantele folk song and dance ensemble, the vocal and variety ensemble, and the State Choir. The philharmonic society then included about 300 people.
From the very foundation, the philharmonic society became the center of musical life in the republic. Already in October 1939, she opened her first official music season. And after that, Symphony concerts were regularly held, they performed the best works of foreign and Russian classical music, the works of Karelian authors sounded.
Since the first months of the war, the Philharmonic has organized several concert brigades that have performed with concerts of classical music, with works of poets and composers of Karelia at mobilization points, at the construction of fortifications. The musicians gave more than 500 concerts during that difficult period. But starting from the end of 1941, the activities of the Philharmonic were temporarily suspended. Some of the performers moved to the Musical Comedy Theater, the Kantele ensemble evacuated to Belomorsk. The philharmonic society restored its activity in February 1944. It included the State National Ensemble `` Kantele '' and a front-line brigade of artists.
In the postwar years, the Philharmonic Society was regularly engaged in musical and educational activities. Famous conductors, singers, instrumentalists were invited. Concerts were held throughout the republic, more than 28 settlements were covered by the activities of concert teams. A musical lecture hall was opened, artists from other philharmonic societies, in particular the Leningrad one, took part in musical lectures. Karelian artists and performers were repeatedly awarded with awards: orders and medals, certificates of honor. The Philharmonic also included pop groups, as well as chamber vocal, instrumental, opera and drama ensembles. From the very first years of its work, the Philharmonic has maintained a creative relationship with musicians from Moscow, St. Petersburg, various cities of Russia and other countries, Therefore, the art of famous actors and performers has always been available to the Petrozavodsk public.
Now the Karelian Philharmonic hosts concerts of the Orchestra of Russian Folk Instruments, the Symphony Orchestra, as well as pop and jazz music evenings. Table concerts and creative evenings are popular. Children are offered programs in the music lecture hall and children's music subscriptions.
International festivals are also held on the stage, this is "Autumn Lyre" - Days of chamber music, " Jazz-caravan ", " White nights of Karelia. " Window to Russia " - this was the name of the All-Russian competition in 2001, at which the Karelian Philharmonic received the Dmitry Likhachev, which was founded by the Congress of the Russian intelligentsia. At the First Radio Festival of Symphony and Chamber Orchestras in Russia, held in 2002, the Symphony Orchestra of the Karelian Philharmonic Society became a laureate, in the nomination "For creative reading of a work." In October 2009, festive events dedicated to the 70th anniversary of the Philharmonic were held.
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