A new Youtube channel of the Caucasian Chamber Orchestra has been created with live-recordings of the last 10 years:

Youtube Channel CCO


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Jubilee-concerttour successfully performed!

10 successful concerts have been performed by the Caucasian Chamber Orchestra in March 2016.  Thanks to all our friends for the great support.


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Caucasian Chamber Orchestra invited for concerts by the European Parliament

From 18th. until 26th. of October 2010 the Caucasian Chamber Orchestra is invited by the European Parliament Brussels for performing several concerts in Europe. The final concert will take part in the building of the Parliament in Brussels on 26th. of October.

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Caucasian Chamber Orchestra performed a successful concerttour through Spain in October 2009

From 26th. until 30th. of October 2009 the Caucasian Chamber Orchestra has performed a concerttour through Spain with 13 concerts in 13 cities. One of the highlights was a concert in the famous "PALAU" of Valencia with nearly 2000 enthusiastic listeners in the audience.

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Premiere of "Grozny Dreaming" for  German-Switzerland in Zürich on 12th. of June 2009

On 7th. of June 2009 has been the official Premiere of "Grozny Dreaming" for German-Switzerland in Zürich, attended by the filmmakers Mario Casella and Fulvio Mariani and CCO´s conductor Uwe Berkemer.

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Caucasian Chamber Orchestra invited to Salento Negroamaro Festival 2009 in Lecce (Italy)

In May 2009 The Caucasian Chamber Orchestra has performed two concerts during the 2009th edition of the Salento Negroamaro Festival in Lecce (Italy). Concert took part on May 22nd  in Maglie and 23rd in Lecce. Press reviews will follow soon.

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GROZNY DREAMING and the Caucasian Chamber Orchestra in a TV Report on ZDF - Aspekte, the most popular TV Culture Magazine in Germany

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Article about Uwe Berkemer and the CCO in "La Stampa" by Valerio Pellizzari

On 28th. of July 2008 an interesting article about Uwe Berkemer and the CCO was puiblished in one of Italy' s most famous Daily Newspapers "La Stampa"

   

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Orchestra invited to planned World Premiere of "Grozny Dreaming" in Switzerland August 2008!

On 13th. of August 2008 the Documentary Movie "Grozny Dreaming". shot by the swiss filmmakers Mario Casella and Fulvio Mariani about the Caucasian Chamber Orchestra, will be world premiered in Ascona, Switzerland. The Caucasian Chamber Orchestra will give several concerts around the Movie Premiere in Switzerland and Italy.         Concert details.

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        Trailer of "Grozny Dreaming" can be downloaded!

http://groznydreaming.ch/TRAILER%20EDITED%20MASTERMed_Prog.mov



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        Excellent reviews on NAXOS publication of "Caucasian         Impressions"!

Caucasian Stg Orch Wks (12 by 5, 20th c cmpsrs); Berkemer/Cauc ChO [Naxos]

RECOMMENDED (1 CD)

You'll find the selections for string orchestra on this disc by five twentieth century composers from the Caucasian region of the old Soviet Union a delightful curiosity. From Azerbaijan, Armenia, and Georgia this is some of the most exotically varied music to hit the silver disc in some time. Folk influences are rife, adding all the more color to the works presented here. (P080310)

The program begins with a symphony for string orchestra (1941) by Fikret Amirov (Azerbaijan, 1925-1991), who is best known for his arrangements of Azeri folk dances. It's in four movements and written in memory of an Azeri poet by the name of Nizami. The odd-numbered movements are soul-searching andantes, while the even-numbered ones are peppery allegros. Keen listeners will detect references to that old, Russian favorite the Dies Irae in the first movement. As with most of Amirov's music, folk elements are pervasive.

Alexander Arutiunian (Armenia, b. 1920) is represented by his sinfonietta for strings (1966). Again in four movements, but only about half as long as the Amirov, this is a tiny Armenian gem with a catchy pizzicato intermezzo and a whirlwind finale.

Sulkhan Nasidze's (Georgia, 1927-1996) Chamber Symphony (No. 3, 1969) follows. This one-movement work is spiced with meow-like quartertones and a number of other inventive string effects. There are some high energy passages that must have frazzled a few bows when the Caucasian Chamber Orchestra musicians tackled this one!

Seven miniatures (no dates given) by Sulkhan Tsintsadze (Georgia, 1925-1991) and two pieces based on Armenian folk songs (no dates given) by Sergey Aslamazian (Armenia, 1897-1978) complete this imaginatively programmed Naxos release. Originally for string quartet, you'll find these arrangements for string orchestra, with occasional help from the percussion are some the most ear-catching selections on this disc. Colorfully Eastern, they have a folk-like spontaneity and rhythmic variety that make for some very infectious listening. Aram Khachaturian move over!

Judging from the spectacular playing on this disc, one can only assume that every member of the Caucasian Chamber Orchestra must be a virtuoso of some note. But conductor Uwe Berkemer keeps everyone together in what must be some of the most articulate and spirited performances one could ask for from a string orchestra.

The string sound is very good, but could have stood a little more breathing space, which would have given it that sheen and richness found on demonstration-quality discs. (P080310)

- Bob McQuiston, Classical Lost and Found (CLOFO.com)

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