LONDON, October 2 (Itar-Tass) - The Big Symphony Orchestra (BSO) named after Peter Tchaikovsky will set out on a tour of Russia's university cities "within the next several months" and will play for young people," BSO director Vladimir Fedoseyev told a news conference here on Tuesday.
The Orchestra has arrived in Britain for guest performances which are to be presented from October 3 to 19. Ahead of the the reciprocal Year of Culture of Russia and Britain in 2014, the Orchestra will play on the major concert stages of British cities, including those in Bristol, Cardiff, Cambridge, and Edinburgh.
Fedoseyev said, "The time has come when it is essential to bring young people into contact with culture and artistic activities very strongly and vigorously". "Of late, we seek to address young people more and more widely," he pointed out. "The Orchestra also pursues this aim in Britain with its numerous universities, the BSO director said.