This marvelous orchestra was founded in 1978 with the purpose of broadcasting the expansive symphonic repertoire of the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries throughout Russia and for the past 30 years has toured the globe, performing exquisite works by Russian composers. Following the European music tradition, the Moscow State Radio Symphony Orchestra does not have a permanent principal conductor; instead, Music Director Anatoli Nemudrov invites distinguished maestros from Russia and around the world to conduct the ensemble, facilitating the continuing development and mastery of the musicians. “From the first notes played by the violas, one could predict that a special music event was about to start.” (Palm Beach Daily News) Program includes "The Tsar’s Bride" Overture by Rimsky-Korsakov, Rachmaninoff’s "Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini," Op. 43, "Variations on a Rococo Theme in A for Cello and Orchestra," Op. 33, and Rimsky-Korsakov’s "Scheherazade," Symphonic Suite for Orchestra, Op. 35.