The Philharmonic's building is an architectural monument of 1915-1927 (a former Business Club). Its face is a sample of art nouveau with elements of neoclassicism. Eclecticism prevails in its interiors and features historical murals depicting
the USSR coat of arms and scenes from the life of workers and collective farmers.
Sverdlovsk Philharmonic was founded in 1936. Today it's known for:
• Concert seasons featuring world stars of classical music;
• International music festivals
• Ensembles famous in Russia and abroad: Ural Philharmonic Orchestra, Ural
Youth Symphony Orchestra, and Yekaterinburg Philharmonic Choir;
Philharmonic Concert Hall (700 seats), the best acoustic venue of Yekaterinburg.
Its pipe organ is among the largest in Russia (4120 pipes, 57 registers), manufactured by W. Sauer firm in 1973.