The "Orpheus" radio Symphonic Orchestra was created 15 years ago. It is the only orchestra in Russia which specializes in the creation of the content for the classic music radio station "Orpheus". It consists of musicians of the highest professional level. The Symphonic Orchestra of the radio Orpheus is managed by the young, but already famous conductor Sergei Kondrashev (student of the great Russian masters Mark Ermler and Gennadiy Rojdestvenskiy).
Aside from the main aim of the band - the creation of the radio, television and internet content, artistic director of the orchestra imposes one more aim - the reincarnation and prolongation of the great performing traditions of Russian and Soviet symphonic orchestras of the 20th century. This year the orchestra made the recordings of the Russian composers compositions: P. Tchaikovsky, А. Lyadov, А. Glazunov, A. Rubinstein and others.
The recordings of the radio "Orpheus" Symphonic orchestra can be often heard not only on the "Orpheus Radio", but also are included in the program of the European radio stations - members of The European Broadcasting Union (EBU).
In year 2012 EBU named the recording of the Symphonic orchestra of the radio "Orpheus" the best from the programs devoted to the 150th anniversary of Claude Debussy.
In the repertoire of the orchestra there are famous compositions of foreign and Russian classic music.
The orchestra often gives performances on the leading platforms of Moscow, it cooperates with the stars of the world’s opera scene - ladislav Piavko, Anio Morricone, Zurab Sotkilava, Makvala Kasrashvili, "Grammy winner" Elena Zeremba, Askar Abdrazakov, art - project "Tenors of the 21st century" and many others.
The Symphonic orchestra of the radio "Orpheus" traditionally participates in the competition of young composers, which is held under the auspices of "UNESCO".
The most significant performances of the orchestra 2012/2013:
- Concert performance of the opera by Georges Bizet "Carmen"
- Concert performance of the opera by P. Mascagni "Country honor"
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. Introduction to "Swan Lake"
Mikhail Glinka Overture to "Russlan and Ludmilla"