Facts and figures
By the Order of Ministry of Culture of Russian Federation from the 30 November 2015 №2894 Federal state-funded cultural institution Russian state concert company “Sodruzhestvo” was renamed to Federal state-funded cultural institution Federal directorate of performing arts «ROSCONCERT». Federal directorate of performing arts «ROSCONCERT» continues “Sodruzhestvo”’s work, moreover acts as organizer of great new international events.
Russian state concert company “Sodruzhestvo” was originally founded as State concerts organization of USSR – “Souzconcert”. For more than two decades “Sodruzhestvo” has hosted different programs of international culture collaborations is aimed to promote Russian culture around the World – CIS states, Europe, Africa, Asia and America. The company co-operated with leading concert halls in Russia and abroad. “Sodruzhestvo” hosted massive creative events in Russia, it includes: XV International Tchaikovsky Competition, International Ballet Competition, Russian Music Competition, Russian Ballet Competition, Art evening meetings, concert programs, cinema and arts festivals, leading theatres tours of performing ensembles, exhibitions and conferences.
In 1991 due to Dissolution of the USSR the concerts geography has changed. Russian state concert company “Sodruzhestvo” was founded on the bases of “Souzconcert”.
In 1967 in order to improve the concerts and touring activities in Russia the decision was made to create the “single-Union Center for the planning and coordination of inter-republican touring of leading soloists and performing ensembles throughout the territory of the USSR”
Further completed projects has become festivals: "Moscow Stars", "Russian Winter", "Moscow Music Summer", "White Nights", "Kiev Spring", "Crimean Dawns", "Golden Autumn" and others.
The main purpose of the "Souzconcert " activities during this period was the implementation of the exchange art achievements between Union republics, organization decades of music festivals; improvement and expansion of theatre, music, choreographic art propaganda; showing the best art ensembles and leading masters of the multinational Soviet art ... ".