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03.08.16
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Russian National Orchestra wows Wilmington audience
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03.08.16
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Russian National Orchestra wows Kravis Center crowd
Palm Beach Daily News
03.03.16
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Review: Russian National Orchestra Plays Borodin and Prokofiev
The New York Times
02.24.16
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Oddities and a Premiere Distinguish Russian National Orchestra’s Visit
San Francisco Classical Voice
02.20.16
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Yuja Wang and the Russian National Orchestra perform in Northridge
Los Angeles Times
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2016 Grammy Nominees
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07.02.15
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Review: Russian National Orchestra
Time Out
03.01.13
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Russian National Orchestra impresses, from Tchaikovsky to Rachmaninoff
Palm Beach Daily News
10.01.11
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Inspired Tchaikovsky
BBC Music Magazine
06.01.11
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Critical Acclaim For US Tours
03.29.11
Russian National Orchestra
New RNO recording full of emotion, drama
Washington Post
03.07.10
Patrick Summers, Russian National Orchestra
From Russia, with skill
Sarasota Herald-Tribune
03.04.10
Patrick Summers, Russian National Orchestra
Yuja Wang strikes sparks at Kravis with Russian National Orchestra
South Florida Classical Review
02.25.10
Patrick Summers, Russian National Orchestra
Russian orchestra makes triumphant return to Denver
Denver Post
02.21.10
Stefan Jackiw, Russian National Orchestra
Pletnev, Jackiw shine with Russian National Orchestra
The Orange County Register
02.21.10
Stefan Jackiw, Russian National Orchestra
Russian National Orchestra in Cerritos
Los Angeles Times
03.10.09
Jeremy Denk, Russian National Orchestra
Revelatory Beethoven from Pletnev, Denk in Boca
Palm Beach Artspaper
02.26.08
Garrick Ohlsson, Russian National Orchestra
In Precise Movements, a Russian Sense of Drama
The New York Times

The Russian National Orchestra was founded in 1990 by pianist and conductor Mikhail Pletnev and is today recognized as one of the world’s top orchestras.  Maintaining an active international tour schedule, the RNO appears throughout Europe, Asia and the Americas, and is a frequent visitor to major festivals such as Edinburgh, Shanghai and the BBC Proms.  The orchestra presents its own RNO Grand Festival each September to open the Moscow season, and is founding orchestra of Festival Napa Valley, held every July in California’s Napa Valley.

RNO concerts are regularly aired on National Public Radio in the United States, the European Broadcasting Union, and Russia's Kultura channel.  The orchestra's critically acclaimed discography, launched with a 1991 CD cited as the best recording of Tchaikovsky’s Pathéthique in history, now numbers more than 80 recordings, with conductors that include Founder and Music Director Mikhail Pletnev, Vladimir Jurowski, Kent Nagano, Vasily Petrenko and Carlo Ponti. 

 

The Russian National Orchestra has been characterized as the most important cultural story of our time.  It is unique among the principal Russian ensembles as a private institution funded with the support of individuals, corporations and foundations in Russia and throughout the world.  The RNO’s artistry and path-breaking independence is recognized globally, with critics describing it as "a living symbol of the best in Russian art" (Miami Herald), "as close to perfect as one could hope for" (Trinity Mirror), "astoundingly virtuosic" (Glasgow Herald) and "an awe-inspiring experience; should human beings be able to play like this?" (Gramophone).

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