Alion Baltic Orchestra Program

Alion Baltic International Orchestra. In session - July 11 to August 10, 2017.

"Orchestra Program at Alion Baltic - a unique project, bringing together talents from around the globe."

Program cost - 450 Euro PER WEEK (Free for Estonian students)

1 week, 10 days, 2 weeks, 3 weeks, and 1 month programs available

Program includes:
- Orchestra practice in Alion Baltic International and Molodechno Symphony Orchestras
- 1 lesson per week with Professor of own choice
- 1 Master Class per week
- Chamber Music - 2 sessions per week

A large symphony orchestra composed of Alion Baltic artist-faculty members and students in side-by-side performance.
It is led by world-renowned conductors and joined for most concerts by star guest soloists: Victor Tretyakov, Sergej Stadler, and others.
Repertoire consists of standard and contemporary works for symphony orchestra.

The Program

In addition to weekly private lessons, students in this program play in the Alion Baltic International Orchestra. The orchestras are a mixture of all-student and student and artist-faculty players. Upon arrival to Alion Baltic, students will audition for placement.

Orchestras perform weekly with prominent conductors and soloists and in the Baltics most prestigious concert Halls: Estonia Concert Hall and Riga's Liela Gilde. The rehearsal and performance schedule is rigorous, and performances are at a professional standard.

The ensemble provides its members with an important opportunity to continue to develop their orchestral playing skills while rehearsing and performing major orchestral works. The orchestra is led by ten student mentor fellows who rotate through the principal string positions and is coached by artist-faculty.

Students of all ages are welcome to audition. Students under age 18 should consult with their private teachers before auditioning.

Prepare to apply to major orchestras

Orchestral students who are preparing for a professional orchestral audition will have the opportunity to participate in an orchestral excerpt master class led by Sergei Stadler (Conductor of Sankt-Peterburg Symphony).

Alion Baltic Conducting Academy Orchestra

The Alion Baltic Conducting Academy Orchestra is the masterpiece of Alion Baltic’s conductor-training program. The orchestra is guided by Music Director, Maestro Gerardo Estrada Martínez , visiting master conductors, and the next generation of up-and-coming conducting talents, who perform in the orchestra when off the podium.
The orchestra is led by an artist-faculty concertmaster.
Activities include weekly orchestral concerts, concerto performances, opera scenes master classes, and repertoire readings.

Alion Baltic Opera Center Orchestra

A pit orchestra composed of AB Festival students alongside with Molodechno Symphony Orchestra (Belarus) that performs with the prestigious Alion Baltic Opera Center. The orchestra is led by an artist-faculty Grigory Sorokin and Music Director, Maestro Gerardo Estrada Martínez.
The Alion Baltic Season will culminate in a fully-staged production of "Amore Italiano" bel canto in the historic Estonia Concet Hall.

The program entitles festival participants in strings, winds and brass to receive an orchestral practice, performing symphonic repertoire as part of the festival's orchestras in residence.

Perform as a soloist with AB Orchestras

Selected instrumentalists, vocalists, and pianists will be chosen to perform as soloists with any of the festival's orchestras.

Alion Baltic Orchestras in Residence

The North-Western Symphony Orchestra of Russia. In session - July 14 to 21, 2017

An artistic project that has brought together the best players – principals and soloists – of symphony orchestras of the russian North-West. There cooperate the musicians engaged in the Saint-Petersburg Philharmonic, St.-Petersburg State Conservatoire, Mariinsky and Mikhailovsky theatres, Pskov Philharmonic, Karelian State symphony, Novgorod chamber and other orchestras.

The Russian North-West symphony orchestra promotes the art of professional musical performance in Russia and abroad, brings symphonic masterpieces live to the audiences, developes international ties in the area of orchestral music.

In Auguist 2014 the Russian North-West symphony orchestra performed the movie music program “Symphonic Cinema” at one of the best european venues – “The Lattgallian Embassy – Gors” concert hall in Rzekne (Latvia), and at the Big Philharmonic hall of Novgorod. Having been sold out, the concerts were a considerable success with the public and media.

In winter 2015 the orchestra made a tour to Finland performing in Kulttuuritalo in Helsinki, Mikaeli hall in Mikkeli, Sibelius hall in Jarvenpaa, in Savonlinna, Promenadikeskus hall in Pori, in Juvaskyla etc.

In June 2015 The Russian North-West symphony orchestra for the first time performed at The International E. Mravinsky musical festival in Narva (Estonia).

In 2015, following multiple requests of the audience, the orchestra was reinvited to the “Gors” concert hall in Latvia to perform P. Tchaikovsky 175 years jubilee program.

The Saint-Petersburg Philharmonic principal violin – Lev Klychkov cooperates with The Russian North-West symphony orchestra the concertmeister and soloist.

The Symphony Orchestra of Molodechno (Belarus). Conductor - Grigory Soroko.
In session - August 7 to 10, 2017

The Symphony Orchestra of Molodechno recently celebrated its 40th anniversary, a participant and winner of many competitions, festivals, actively giving concerts in Belarus as well as in Russia, Poland, Lithuania, Estonia, Czech Republic, Germany, Holland, and France.

On the basis of this orchestra The Molodechneno Youth Musical Theatre was established in 2006, which over the years has produced at the Molodechno Palace of Culture series of opera productions: Tchaikovsky's "Iolanta" and "Eugene Onegin", Verdi's "La Traviata". Currently the theater is preparing a production of the opera "Carmen" by George Bizet.

A part of musical friendship with Estonian culture, Belarussian musicians has won several important vocal competitions in Estonia. Among these are: two main prizes won in 2008 Anatoly Sivko (bass) and Vladimir Dmitruk (tenor).

In the spring of 2016, several orchestra concerts brought the great success in Tallinn, Narva, and other Estonian cities. The next project - a collaboration with the Alion Baltic International Music Festival, the orchestra will present its performances in Tallinn and Riga.

The orchestra has already issued more than five music albums, which presented music composers of different countries around the world.

Vene Kultuurikeskus Hall - the home of The Alion Baltic International Orchestra

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