The message reads, in part:
“The orchestra created by Yury Bashmet banded together the young creative forces of Russia and won truly global acclaim. Your performances are always a success and a true celebration for those who love the art of music. And, of course, your orchestra is known as an indispensable participant of special events and major festivities.
It is important that while pursuing your bold artistic vision, you remain committed to the best traditions of Russian culture and continue perfecting your craft, delighting audiences with a rich and varied repertoire.
I am confident that this anniversary concert featuring works by modern Russian composers and timeless classics will create wonderful, unforgettable impressions for all those present.”