Founders of a new symphony orchestra believe their varied programming will make it a success in a city that already has two orchestras, despite a poor economy.
The inaugural concert of the Glendale Philharmonic Orchestra is Jan. 9 at the First Baptist Church of Glendale. The program highlights are Bach’s Prelude from Violin Partita No. 3 in E Major; Symphony for String Orchestra and Timpani by Edward Mirzoyan; and the world premiere of Andante Dolente & Scherzo for Two Cellos and String Orchestra by Andrey Rubtsov.
Future concerts will be a mix of traditional classical works by Bach and Mozart, in addition to Armenian composers and contemporary composers, said founder Ruslan Biryukov, a professional cellist who has performed throughout this country and Europe. The Silver Lake resident was born in Azerbaijan, which was part of the former Republic of the Soviet Union.