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“Virtual Concert Hall” (VCH) is a social initiative of the Sverdlovsk State Academic Philharmonic, aimed to overcome the digital gap between the “center” and “periphery”, improve the quality of life for all residents of the Sverdlovsk region, regardless of place of residence, social or property status.

Technically VCH is a system of online broadcasts, allowing watching and listening the best concerts of the posters of the Great Hall of the Sverdlovsk Philharmonic in real time. However, unlike other similar projects, VCH is focused on work with “collective”, in other words, organized, listener. This work is done through the initiation and establishment of communities of music lovers, “Philharmonic meetings”, that form and plan their own schedule of the broadcasts (”virtual” concert season), proposed by the Philharmonic, taking into account the wishes and preferences of the participants. Due to this, at the same time the residents of Yekaterinburg and those living in remote areas are listeners of the same concert, it does not matter whether they are in the Philharmonic Hall or hundreds of kilometers away from the regional center.

The feeling of belonging to what is happening on the stage of the Philharmonic gives the special significance to the project. The joint concerts viewings recreate the atmosphere of the Philharmonic concerts in small halls of municipal libraries; allow residents of small towns feel like members of the large community of the Sverdlovsk Philharmonic.

Today “Philharmonic meetings” have established in 23 municipalities and 7 institutions of social security of the Sverdlovsk region.

A separate direction of “Virtual Concert Hall” activity is the organization of online broadcasts in social security institutions of the Sverdlovsk region (”Mini-halls”).

Project development milestones:

Video about the Philharmonic meetings activity:

The most famous musicians who “virtually” performed to the members of Philharmonic meeting from 2009 to 2013:

  • Directors: Valery Gergiev, Gennady Rozhdestvensky, Vladimir Spivakov, Krzysztof Penderecki, Dmitry Kitaenko, Dmitry Liss, Evgeny Brazhnik, Alexander Lazarev.
  • Soloists: Dmitry Hvorostovsky, Denis Matsuev, Yuri Bashmet, Boris Berezovsky, Sergey Krylov, Nikolai Lugansky, Andrey Diev, Rem Urasin, Leonid Chizhik, Valery Kuleshov, Pavel Lyubimtsev, Daniil Kramer.