Even during the reign of Alexander III, there was a chorus that then reborn in the Court Orchestra at the court of His Majesty. Only after his rebirth musical association was to speak to the public, and not only at the imperial court. But the year of the creation of the orchestra was still considered to be in 1882, the time when the first ceremonial choir.
The Great Patriotic War brought about changes in the life activity of the orchestra. He was evacuated to distant Novosibirsk. For many years, three symphonic ensemble did not cease its existence. During this time, more than 500 concerts were given in Novosibirsk. Then came the long-awaited victory, and the orchestra was sent on foreign tours. The first country to be visited by the team, became Czechoslovakia. Since then, the symphonic band virtuosos periodically travels to international tour.
Thanks to the skillful leadership of Yevgeny Mravinsky, and then Yuri Temirkanov, Philharmonic honored the team became one of the few of the best bands in the world. Foreign criticism of Petersburg and admired the elegance of phrasing, sound clarity, discipline in the orchestra and, of course, individual skill and virtuosity of each musician.