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In March 2011, Japan experienced the most destructive earthquake in
the history of the country.
At the same time, the State Academic Symphony Orchestra of Russia
named after E. Svetlanov was intensely preparing for the first time
after 14 (!) years for the Japanese tour.Mark Gorenstein, as artistic
director and chief conductor of the State Symphony Orchestra, in spite
of all the difficulties associated with the forthcoming tour, was the
most active supporter of the implementation of the trip. The grounds
were more than significant: to renew the tradition of regular (every 2
years) touring Japan, interrupted by 14 years of the sad "famous"
stories with the departure of the great E. Svetlanov from the
orchestra, the desire to demonstrate the outstanding skills of the
new orchestra. Gorenstein practically reconstructed it from the ruins,
to show off the players of the orchestra and a great desire to show
to the Japanese that in Russia there are a lot of ordinary people,
not in words, are willing to help in overcoming the consequences of
the terrible tragedy.
State Orchestra became the first Russian team to visit Japan after the
appalling tragedy. Crowded halls, enthusiastic critics, a huge success
once again confirmed that the implementation of this tour was
absolutely the right choice.
Since then, almost every year, Mark Gorenstein arrives in Japan. The
last concert took place on January 31, 2015 with the Tokyo Symphony
Orchestra (TOKYO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA), and went to a great success. As
a continuation of the cooperation with the orchestra in December of
this year the Maestro will conduct two subscription concerts in the
most prestigious and famous halls of the Japanese capital: Muza
program will include works by outstanding Russian composers Modest
Mussorgsky, Sergey Rachmaninov and Pyotr Ilych Tchaikovsky. The
soloist is the pianist Sergei Kasprov.
We are confident that the fans of classical music of the Japanese
capital, willing to visit these concerts, will experience an
incredible pleasure of meeting with wonderful Russian performers.
Katz Hall, Novosibirsk, 30 September 2015

With all the variety of musical genres and forms of music-making,respectively performing groups a Symphony Orchestra is the kernel, the core of any Philharmonic, and it determines the level of the concert organization.  I think this is an objective law, as if a city has hundreds of great musicians that can play together and create a quality ensemble - so it (the city) all right with the musical art and artists for the other teams .
   Novosibirsk Philharmonic is lucky - it has one of the best symphony orchestras of the Russian province, I believe it can compete with the teams in the capital . It is not surprising that the current concert season has started and is marked by the 60th anniversary of our Symphony Orchestra, which offers us extensive and varied programs, involving not only the artistic director of the orchestra G. Rinkevicius, principal guest conductors  T. Sanderling and F. Mastrangelo, and numerous guest performers -  major domestic and foreign conductors and soloists.
My attention was drawn to the concert, which was held a week ago, for many reasons: first, it sounded the beautiful French orchestral music of the second half of XIX - early XX century, and one of the pieces in the program was played  for the first time in Russia; secondly, because the conductor was the famous  musician in our country  Mark Gorenstein, and among other things, a graduate of the founder of the Novosibirsk orchestra A. Katz, however, is not a frequent visitor to our city. Finally, it was interesting to get acquainted with the youngest member of the famous Ashkenazi musical dynasty - pianist Vladimir Sverdlov - Ashkenazy.
The whole concert sounded creative and interesting. Its program was designed and built with the knowledge and taste and did not contain a single "optional" element. The Russian premiere of "Dramatic Scenes" (Suite # 3 for orchestra) by Massenet was written in 1873 and had eliminated the historical injustice: it gave our audience an opportunity to get acquainted with a remarkable work created in the best traditions of French romantic orchestral music coming from H.Berlioz, the essence of which can be summarized as a desire for musical theater, brightness of images, the beauty of orchestral sound and showiness, but did not negate the substantial depth. It should be noted that the orchestra and the conductor  felt and understood  each other well, the performance gave the impression of an absolutely full and complete work, and the music itself  made a strong emotional impact.
 I think many were curious to hear the "Walpurgis Night" from "Faust" by Charles Gounod from the concert stage outside the context of the opera - that is, as a symphonic suite, not accompanied by the famous ballet scene. Conductor, free from the need to emphasize the so-called dance like of this score and consult with the technical capabilities of the dancers, eliminated all the usual "balletomane" fermata - ritenuto-sforzando and gave the music not only reticence and smoothess, but I would say, even a kind of nobility and elegance. The performance was perfect, but ...  just the ballet charm, deliciousness, spicy sensuality of the work disappeared. But here, as it is said, who loves what - a refinement, or ballet "flavorings". I think M. Gorenstein in his creative manner  generally tends to align with more subtle and lyrical fillings and impulses, and to "give" all the emotions in the energy-rich fragments,which was confirmed in the future course of the concert.
The pianist Vladimir Sverdlov-Ashkenazy played a well-known and very effective work -  Concerto #2 by C. Saint-Saëns for Piano and Orchestra. He is effect, artistic, looks absolutely consistent with the image of a romantic musician (which is appropriate to the performance of this work), he has an excellent bright sound and superb technique. However,I did not have the subtleties in his performance and consistent dramaturgy, making it possible to fully perceive the architecture of the composition. I must say that the orchestra part in this work Saint-Saens brought virtually to a background, a modest accompaniment , but nevertheless it is an important component of the work.
Brilliant completion of the program was the performance of the suite from M. Ravel's Ballet "Daphnis and Chloe". Impressionistic sound, timbre wealth, deep expressiveness of the lyrical fragments, a fascinating change of sound "paintings" ecstatic passion in the final - it all was there and it captivated the audience as well as 100 years ago. Thus, for me, the concert ended with the climax, the anniversary season has just begun and there is  hope that these culminations are still a lot in the future.

Irina YASKEVICH, especially for the "New Siberia»

Sakari Oramo. The BBC Symphony Orchestra.

BBC Symphony Orchestra
The BBC Symphony Orchestra (BBC SO) is a British orchestra based in London. Founded in 1930.
Chief conductor - Sakari Oramo. Sakari Markus Oramo OBE (born October 26, 1965) is a Finnish conductor.
Maestro is Chief Conductor of both the BBC Symphony Orchestra and the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra.
“Oramo really gets under the skin of this music, and the audience showered him with warm appreciation. I can feel National Treasure status beckoning already.” (Ivan Hewett, The Telegraph)


Most Popular Orchestra Conductor

There are many personalities present in the world who have done hard work in their past and have reach success from science field or from the field of research. Today we will discuss about a personality who has also done the same hard work like others but is from the field of orchestra. His name is Mark Gorenstein, he is more than seventy years of age and is still doing his job with complete authority over it. People who know him personally say that he is very generous and speaks to everyone nicely. It was very interesting for me and also an opportunity to know him more when he gave an interview on internet.
The interviewer asked him that he has attained the age of more than seventy years and still he is working why? He replied that after seventy many people retire from their jobs and live a work free life, but I think this is the age when I became mature. Now I got the ability to provide people more quality work and yes he is doing the same today.
Hearing to some of his live works will make you admire his work. At this age he has got many followers and fans than many Hollywood actors. He says that a conductor of an orchestra should work every day in order to make it possible for the people who are playing the instruments to do perfect work and also to provide their followers better quality of music every single time.
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The History Of Great Legend In Music World

In this world, there are some great legends that made some trademark in music world. Mark Gorenstein is a Russian conductor born in Odessa on 16 September 1946. At the study time itself, Mark began to expose his talent by playing violin with orchestra troupe. It’s been great to see that, the great legend Gorenstein has completed his seventieth year of orchestra operation.

This shows his maturity and become one of the best professional in this music field. In 5th October 2006, USSR Symphony orchestra has celebrated this seventieth year function by honoring Mr. Mark Gorenstein. This person always like to surrounded with music troupe and give pleasure to all his fans. This team has begun their first orchestra on 5th October 1936 in Big hall Moscow.
During his teenage, mark has played some of the best music of his own without any dependency and he has been rewarded the title winner of All Russian Conducting competition. After that he has been tribute as principal conductor of the MAV Symphony orchestra, the city symphony orchestra and the molodaya rossia Orchestra. After a long gap, this legend has decided to become a music director and in 2002.
He became the music director of State Academy Symphony Orchestra of the Russian Federation. The thinking of this person is highly innovative in music world and he has been one of the greatest gifts of god. In that period of time, there is no individual who doesn’t like his music service.
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Mark Gorenstein born in the fourth largest city of Ukraine, Odessa grew up to be a great music conductor. He completed his studies in the capital city of Republic of Moldova. He was interested in music from a young age and has been playing instruments in renowned theatres. He played violin in the State academic symphony orchestra of USSR. He has participated in violin competitions and emerged victorious.
Though he had to face hardships during his earlier age he was adamant about pursuing a career in the music conducting industry. He worked in several orchestras before being able to perform as a conductor for an orchestra. He came to Moscow with the wish of being successful in his dream to conduct orchestras. After lot of struggle he completed his degree course in conducting orchestras and entered the world of music conductors.

Gorenstein has conducted several events and orchestras in and around Russia. He was employed as the music director of the state academic symphony orchestra in 2002. He has conducted several tours with the orchestra team since then.
His ability to conduct the orchestra as a balanced unit has gained him popularity in the musical industry. His musical pieces are melodious and powerful. The spectators are swept over by the beautiful performance of the artists. The unique presentation of the conductor is responsible for the tributes won by the team of artists. The music conducted by Mark Gorenstein touches the heart of the listeners. The enthusiasm and fervor with which he conducts the concert is astonishing.
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The Influence Of Conductors In Orchestras

Conductors are artists responsible to direct events like concerts and musical performance. They direct the performance with gestures of their hand, face, arms and head. The conductors in the orchestra are responsible to synchronize the performance. In a musical concert there would be several artists playing different types of instruments and hence it would be difficult for artists sitting in the corner to hear the tunes being played. The conductors help musicians to play the music in a uniform manner. There are several well-known conductors performing in orchestras all over the world. Mark Gorenstein is a music conductor known for his incredible abilities to conduct an orchestra. He was born in Russia in the mid 40’s.
Orchestras are huge events that require lot of preparation by both the musicians and the conductors. The conductors have to be thorough with the music in order to give an applauding performance. Concentration and dedication is essential for every performance to make it successful. Since several artists are involved in performance of a musical piece it is necessary to be in sync with the rhythm. The conductor has the responsibility to direct the performers in the right direction to have an effective concert.
The conductor requires to practice with the performers to deliver the act perfectly. The conductor interprets the piece based on their knowledge of music. Concerts don’t always have conductors to present the show, in some cases any of the artists would take lead and the remaining would follow suit. Getting the piece together is what the conductor does.
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Quiz 1: Seventy Years since Foundation, Isn’t that a lot?
70 definitely sounds like the maturity age. Cast turns out to be constant with just a few staff reshuffling as a result of aging. Throughout that time, Orchestra went through hardships as some of the musicians had to leave for other bands for various reasons. In 2002, Orchestra rebuilt from scratch and had seventy new musicians in their cast when I Joined.

Quiz 2: Did you wish to be the Symphony Orchestra Conductor when you first heard it playing?
The first time I heard Orchestra playing on a radio was around 1960. Later on, MELODIYA recording company launched the best performer series of LPs. As Svetlanov Orchestra played the Symphonic Dances of Rachmaninoff’s, I said to myself that it would be the one if I ever became the conductor. It sounded and rendered really fantastic.

While I was still at Bolshoi Theatre, I was invited by many other bands to work with them but I refused. Joining SO as one of the casts was just a reward for my patience.

Quiz 3: How did you develop your career as a conductor?
For my fist concert, I’m deeply indebted to Natan Rakhlin. When I launched a concert request, he approved it saying he never knew me as a conductor, but gave me the chance to try. It was my debut. In 80s and 90s, I worked with several orchestras from various parts of the world like the Busan Symphony Orchestra and MAV Symphony Orchestra, then formed State Symphony Orchestra Novaya Rossiya. I became the chief conductor as well as art director of Svetlanov Orchestra in 2002.

Quiz 4: What is so exceptional about Svetlanov Orchestras being that there are more than twenty of them in Mexico?
Not all of them are creative. It is the conductor that sets every tone in an orchestra. Most musicians go from one band to another not thinking about the creative entity in each band.

Quiz 5: What challenge can you offer as an orchestra head?
All orchestras must be able to play with technical skills. The chief conductor should work every day ensuring proper skills are employed because they are the professionals.


It is quite amazing to note that in 2006, October 5 Svetlanov Symphony Orchestra celebrated their seventieth year of operation. This one was actually formerly known as USSR Symphony Orchestra. The band first had their stage performance at the Big Hall of Moscow Conservatory in 1936, October 5. This was a big time really, which was actually led by a conductor, Alexander Gauk.

Music persons always want to interact with the best band around. It is important to note at this point that quite a number of good musicians have worked and had concerts with Symphony Orchestra. These persons include figures such as Natan Rakhlin, Yevgeni Svetlanov Konstantin Ivanov, David Oistrakh, Yehudi Menuhin, Vladimir Horowitz and Sviatoslav Richter among others.

In 2006, September 25 during the anniversary celebration of Dmitry Shostakovich, Mstislav Restropovich joined the band and begun to play No. 8 C minor of the Symphony of Shostakovich which was premiered in 1943 and was then being played by Yevgeni Mravinsky.

In 2006, the band celebrated a double jubilee of seventy years since it was founded. This, if anything, is quite a long time in operation and definitely quite great. In addition, the chief conductor and artistic director of Orchestra Mark Gorenstein was celebrating his sixtieth birthday in the same year. In 2006, September 2 Gorenstein was awarded the Order “For Merit of the Fatherland”, fourth class by the Act of the Russian Federation President.