CONCORD ORCHESTRA is the first dancing symphony orchestra in the world. Created by professional musicians from Russia and Europe it is a unique project that combines music and dance in one electrifying performance. The orchestra was found in 2015 in Saint Petersburg. In 2016, Fabio Pirola, an Italian who has always dreamt to work in Russia, became its artistic director and chief conductor.
CONCORD ORCHESTRA is not afraid to experiment and is moving fast towards its success. About a year went to choose a repertoire and prepare arrangements for symphony orchestra. It was also no easy task to find the right performers. Not only they should be professional musicians, but they should be able to dance on stage, play music by heart, and most importantly be ready to experiment, innovate and endure a crazy tour schedule.
Since then CONCORD ORCHESTRA has released three original programs: SYMPHONIC ROCK HITS, SNOW-WHITE BALL by Johann STRAUSS, TANGO of PASSION by Astor PIAZZOLLA. Over 300 concerts have been given in the remarkable venues in Russia, including 15 concerts in Moscow on the stage of the State Kremlin Palace and 2 concerts in Ice Palace in Saint Petersburg. CONCORD ORCHESTRA also collaborates with the musical stars from all over the world, among which Francis Goya, Riccardo Fogli, Ken Hensley and Michel Legrand.
The core of the orchestra, conductor Fabio Pirola was born in one of the most important Italian artist family. He has studied in Italy, the USA and Austria, which made him a true cosmopolitan. Fabio fills the concerts with Italian temperament and passion to excite the audience. As he once said, “The musicians of CONCORD ORCHESTRA are always happy when the audience start singing along familiar melodies. This is the reaction we wish to receive from them.”
The repertoire of CONCORD ORCHESTRA counts over 60 great rock hits by the legendary bands: Metallica, Linkin Park, Rammstein, Scorpions, The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Nirvana, Aerosmith, Depeche Mode, Queen, Bon Jovi, Muse, AC/DC, Guns ‘N Roses…
“Symphonic ROCK HITS” is more than a concert. It is an exciting show where the orchestral music is accompanied by dynamic lights effects with many unexpected surprises and theatrical elements to wow the audience. The musicians and the conductor are constantly moving around the stage and create an exciting rock atmosphere.
In 2016, CONCORD ORCHESTRA was on tour in 34 cities across Russia and performed for over 40 000 people. The sequel of the show “Symphonic ROCK HITS 2” was seen in 43 cities in 2017. In 2018, from October to December, CONCORD ORCHESTRA toured already in 55 cities with “Symphonic ROCK HITS. Wings of Gryphon”. read more…
Our annual traditional show is dedicated to LOVE and PASSION. And how could it be otherwise when we are playing TANGO?
With the bandoneon giving its distinctive sound, CONCORD ORCHESTRA and the world stars of tango create magic on stage. The director of the show Silvio GRAND, a well-known dancer and choreographer (Argentina), has produced a dynamic, sensual spectacle with the best dancing couples. Magnificent music played by symphonic orchestra and dancing filled with emotions will take your breath away. The winners of Tango Dance World Championship and the runner-ups of Campeonato Mundial de Baile de Tango (category Tango Escenario, Argentina) take part in the show. Their dance is accompanied by the “Golden voice of tango” Cesar Camargo and Martin Alvarado who is considered to be Argentina’s finest living tango singer.
Among the legendary compositions by Astor Piazzolla played in the show are “Oblivion”, “Adios Nonino”, “Libertango”, fragments from “Four Seasons in Buenos Aires”, and many others. Traditionally we perform “Astor PIAZZOLLA’s TANGO of PASSION” every February in order to celebrate St. Valentine’s Day. Join us for a truly unforgettable experience! read more…
Classical music is our first love. And each December we continue a tradition to hold a carnival ball. An unforgettable event where we play the famous waltzes by Johann Strauss in the company of the best opera singers and gorgeous dancing couples. The dress code for this elegant ball is white. We encourage everyone to be dressed in white, while the venue and the stage are also decorated with thousands of white flowers.
This program includes the most well-known and beloved compositions of Johann Strauss – waltzes “An der schönen blauen Donau”, “Künstlerleben”, “Geschichten aus dem Wienerwald”, “Wiener Blut”, “Kaiser-walzer”, polkas “Unter Donner und Blitz”, “Auf der Jagd”, “Bluette Polka-franꞔaise”, and many others. The famous “Radetzky March” closes the program of the concert. During its performance the audience traditionally clap their hands, as the conductor Fabio PIROLA faces the spectators and conducts the clapping.
Our snow-white ball has become a beautiful tradition to celebrate the New Year and Christmas Holidays. We are inviting you to dive into the cordial reveries of waltz and spend a magical evening with us! read more…
CONCERTS WITH THE STARS
Our other passion is collaboration with the legendary musicians. We have performed with Nani Bregvadze, Riccardo Fogli, Francis Goya. In March 2018, we performed a number of concerts with the a three times Academy Award-winning French composer – Michel Legrand. In April we played the only Russian concert with legendary Uriah Heep frontman Ken Hensley.