Novosibirsk Philharmonic Orchestra
Running time:
2 parts by 45 minutes


Symphony No. 7 in A major,

Symphony No. 4 in F minor

The programme is subject to change

15 November 2019 Friday 19.00 Grand Hall
19.00 Grand Hall

Novosibirsk Philharmonic Orchestra

Conductor – Thomas Sanderling
This orchestra is justly considered one of the best Here in this country. Founded in 1956 by the legendary conductor Arnold Kats, Novosibirsk Philharmonic Orchestra occupied a special place in the Soviet music life. Still, the orchestra is in the top-list of best symphony collectives of Russia, along with Moscow and St. Petersburg orchestras.

World renowned Thomas Sanderling was appointed the chief conductor in 2017. Sanderling was born in Novosibirsk, where his family was evacuated during WWII. Sanderling later studied in Special music school of Leningrad conservatory. He studied art of conducting in the Music academy of East Berlin, and was appointed music director of Halle Opera when he was 24 years old. Since then, maestro has conducted main East Germany orchestras, including Staatskapelle Dresden and Gewandhaus Leipzig. Shostakovich trusted Sanderling to premiere his new pieces in Germany. The conductor also collaborated with many greatest conductors, such as Herbert von Karajan and Leonard Bernstein.
Long established relations connect Sanderling with the Novosibirsk Philharmonic Orchestra. The first performed together back in 1977. For the last ten years, maestro has been the main guest conductor. Under his leadership, the Novosibirsk Philharmonic Orchestra made some high-profile foreign tours, and made recordings for international record labels.