Today we have a full house! Many guests gathered at the Russian Center of Science and Culture in Brussels to celebrate the Day of Russia and listen to the unique concert of the outstanding soloists of the Nekrasov Russian Folk Instruments Academic Orchestra of the Russian Television and Radio Broadcasting Company (VGTRK-RTR).
The program included world-famous Russian folk tunes, modern and classic Russian folk hits, such as "The Moon Shines", "Valenki", "Dark Eyes", "Kalinka", the legendary "Katyusha", "Moscow suburb nights" and many others, as well as such impressive arrangements of favorite songs. The audience was delighted with the virtuosity and charisma of the musicians, wonderful voices, great musical instruments and such favorite and native songs and melodies.
Before the beginning of the musical program the head of the Rossotrudnichestvo representative office in Belgium Vera Bunina greeted and congratulated on the Day of Russia.
It is a great honor for us that the Ensemble came to us, and in continuation of the successful program we are preparing a surprise for our visitors for 2020. It should be noted that next spring the Ensemble will be 75 years old.
On June 15 this year the Ensemble will receive Antwerp.
The Russian Folk Instruments Orchestra was founded in December 1945 by Vasily Andreyev's colleague, Honored Artist of Russia Pyotr Alekseev.
Originally the band was called the Orchestra of Russian Folk Instruments of the All-Union Radio Committee. Over the years, the orchestra has been led by outstanding conductors Peter Alexeev, Viktor Smirnov, Nikolai Rechmensky, Vladimir Fedoseev and Nikolai Nekrasov. Since 2010, Maestro Andrei Shlyachkov has been behind the console of this illustrious group, who does not only continue the best traditions, but also is in constant search of creative work.
AORNI named after N.N. Nekrasov is a highly professional world-class orchestra performing music of various styles, eras, genres and directions. The orchestra's repertoire includes Russian folk music, Russian and foreign classics, music of the peoples of the world, as well as music of modern composers.
Famous opera soloists and creative youth, outstanding performers on domra, balalaika, bayan, violin, cello, oboe and piano perform with the orchestra. The audience of the orchestra is hundreds of millions of domestic and foreign listeners.
"The Soloists' Ensemble is a young creative group (organized in 2015), which includes the best musicians of the orchestra. Sound combinations of Russian folk, classical and electronic instruments.
Depending on the artistic tasks, the sound of the ensemble varies from chamber, Russian folk orchestra to pop and symphony orchestra...
The ensemble's programs include traditional Russian folk arrangements, famous classical and pop works. Concert performances of the Soloists' Ensemble have already taken place not only in Russia, but also with great success in Warsaw, Berlin, Belgrade, Montenegro, Slovenia, etc., and now in Belgium.
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