Odessa Regional Philharmonia

   str. Bunin, 15
   725 69 03, 725 20 31
Theatre History:

Built in 1894-99gg., An Italian architect A. Bernardazzi. The facade is made in the forms of Florentine Renaissance. Decorated with ceramic tiles, marble and stained glass. The interiors are decorated with painted panels, marble. The ceiling of carved wood.

Since 1937, management and the concert hall of Odessa Regional Philharmonia located in a former New Exchange, the building is officially recognized by the architectural and historical monument. New Exchange Building built in 1899 in the style of Italian (Venetian) Gothic with Renaissance elements (author of the VI Prohaska, architect AI Bernardazzi). The large concert hall (1,000 seats) is considered unique in its design and acoustic characteristics.

Odessa Oblast Philharmonic is the successor of a number of public and parastatal organizations, whose task was part of the modernization of culture and organization of cultural life in Odessa. In 1842 on the initiative of Tedeksa was founded Odessa Philharmonic Society, which at one time conducted orchestral concerts. In 1864, P. Sokalski was a founding member of the Association of amateurs of music, which is also organized concerts. In 1870 the two associations merged, creating Odessa Music company which in 1886 flowed into the open in 1884, Odessa branch of the Imperial Russian Musical Association. Since then, the city became a regular meeting conducted symphony - in the hall rebuilt in 1887, the City Theatre (now the Opera House) and the hall was built in 1887 by the New Exchange, and in the summer, usually in the city park and Alexander Park (park them. Shevchenko).

In 1894 he founded the Odessa City Orchestra - the first city in the orchestra of the Russian Empire. After the revolution and civil war, during the NEP band obeyed the newly founded in 1924-25, the Odessa Philharmonic partnership, in which the first concert Odessa, over time, world-renowned conductor Mikhail Malko and orchestra gave the 9th Symphony of Beethoven, and played one year program contemporary music.

In 1937 he founded the Odessa Regional State Philharmonic (initially as a branch of the Kharkiv Philharmonic, then as an independent organization), which was handed Symphony Orchestra and the former building of the New Exchange. Philharmonic gets exclusive right to conduct tours and commercial shows in the city and region, while it provides jobs for many professional performers and teams of both academic and pop genres. After the proclamation of Ukrainian independence in 1991, and the transition to a market economy system Philharmonic loses its monopoly status, as derived from its subordination Symphony Orchestra (now the National Odessa Philharmonic Orchestra).