Belarusian State Philharmonic

Address: Minsk, Nezavisimosty Avenue, 50
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Each concert season has its own peculiarity, and its appearance. However, the priorities remain unchanged: serious music, education, the revival of cultural traditions, the execution of works of different styles and the national schools of composition. It has always been primarily for the different generations of musicians and organizers of the concert activity - V.Dubrovskogo, E.Tikotskogo, V.Kataeva, Yu.Efimova, A.Bogatyreva, G.Zagorodnego, N.Shevchuka, V.Bukonya, V.Ratobylskogo.

After the building of the Philharmonic with a Hall on 930 seats was built, an opportunity to substantially increase the number of concerts, to expand their subject matter. The opening of the modern concert Hall was in April 1963. A little later, sounded the first organ concert, which opened a new chapter in the history of organ performance in Belarus.

The debut of the Minsk Chamber Orchestra, the appearance of an ensemble of ancient music "Cantabile," folk-dance ensemble "Khoroshki" and "Kupalinka" have  decorated and shocked the cultural environment of the country. A "Minsk Spring" and "Belarusian Music Autumn" - festivals, which annually enrich repertory context of the Philharmonic life – have become the culmination of the concert season of the country.

Modern history of the Belarusian Philharmonic marked its capital reconstruction in 2004. From the old Philharmonic remained only the foundation of the building. Interior Philharmonic meets the latest standards and technologies. Improving the quality of sound required to reduce the number of seats in the hall. Now, instead of 930, it is designed for 690 seats. At the same time, the building was opened in the other Philharmonic Small Hall for 190 seats, which bears the name of Gregory Shirma.

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