Video: Side by Side with the Moscow State Symphony Orchestra
MSSO and MSU Symphony Orchestra students share the stage.
Inspired by visiting with the distinguished orchestra from Moscow, the MSU College of Music produces a video to share students’ perspective and a story about the experience.
The landmark rehearsal came about through an artistic connection between an MSU faculty member and the renowned orchestra. In the mid 1980s, Associate Professor of Violin Dmitri Berlinsky made his debut with the Moscow State Symphony Orchestra, and continued to occasionally perform under Pavel Kogan, MSSO chief conductor and music director. When Berlinsky heard that the MSSO was scheduled to play at Wharton Center for the Performing Arts, he contacted Kogan to ask if he would consider doing a workshop or special event with students. The result, an extraordinary side-by-side rehearsal experience for students.