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Vologda Philharmonic Society

Vologda Philharmonic Society

The Vologda Philharmonic Society is the most favourite place of all music-lovers in Vologda. It is situated in the building erected in 1758. For a long time the building was occupied by the Assembly of Noblemen. Splendid balls were organized there, when Alexander I and then Alexander II visited Vologda. After the revolution of 1917 the building was used as a reading room of the Vologda Oblast Library. Only after the restoration in 1963 the building was given to the Vologda Philharmonic Society.

Valery Gavrilin, composer

In 1999 the Philharmonic Society was named after Valery Gavrilin, composer (1939-1999). Since that time annual festivals dedicated to V.Gavrilin are held in Vologda, the home city of the great composer. V.Gavrilin succeded in combining folk and classical musical traditions. His most famous works are "Russian Song Book", "German Song Book. Part I" and "German Song Book. Part II", "Seasons", "Ringing of Bells" and his music for the ballet "Anyuta".

Vologda Philharmonic Society

The Vologda Philharmonic Society is notable for the rich repertoire of both individual musicians and the whole musical group.
The Vologda Chamber Orchestra headed by Alexander Loskutov is famous both in Russia and the outside world. The artists give performances in the USA, France, Germany, Holland, Belgium, Sweden, Finland, Spain, Hungary and Poland.
The Philharmonic Society has its own puppet theatre and offers performances both for children and for grown-ups.

Puppet Theatre of the Philharmonic Society

Puppet Theatre of the Philharmonic Society

Duet of piano-players I.Bogomolova and N.Zhukova

Duet of piano-players I.Bogomolova and N.Zhukova

Duet of bayan-players MASTER CLASS

Duet of bayan-players MASTER CLASS

N.Pokhachevskaya and V.Kuznetsov

N.Pokhachevskaya and V.Kuznetsov