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August 9, 2018
RNO Announces Tenth Grand Festival
RNO Announces Tenth Grand Festival

The RNO has announced the lineup for its Tenth Grand Festival. This season features a star-studded cast of international soloists and conductors, including violinist Frank Peter Zimmerman and opera star Angela Gheorghiu.

August 1, 2018
RNO's Musical Ambassadors in Napa
RNO Musical Ambassadors in Napa

This summer, eight RNO musicians were resident at Festival Napa Valley, acting as both teachers and performers, but all the while serving as musical ambassadors.

May 7, 2018
RNO Puts on Three Spring Humanitarian Concerts
RNO Puts on Three Spring Humanitarian Concerts

The RNO’s traditional series of philanthropic concerts, sponsored by Chevron Neftegaz, Inc., featured three performances in April. 

January 1, 2018
Images from the 2017 RNO Grand Festival
Images from the 2017 RNO Grand Festival

These are just a few of our favorite images from the 2017 RNO Grand Festival, which included six concerts held in Moscow from September 11 to October 2.

Of Note in the RNO News Archive

  • Mikhail Pletnev's two solo concerts that kicked off the 2016 RNO Festival caused a stir almost as great as the tour of the famous La Scala theater.
  • In its short history, the RNO has become one of the world's greatest orchestras. This timeline of the first 25 years offers a nice retrospective.

  • The Russian National Orchestra ranked 11th among world orchestras in a recent online poll to discern the World's Favorite Orchestra. The Russian National Orchestra was the only Russian ensemble in the top 20.
  • In June of 2014, RNO Founder and Artistic Director was awarded the 2013 Platonov Prize. Founded in 2011 by the government of Voronezh Region, the Platonov Prize is awarded each year to a leading Russian or foreign artist who has made significant contributions to the arts in Russia. The announcement called Pletnev "one of the most brilliant musicians of our times... who combines the oustanding talents of a pianist, conductor and composer."

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