Regional Philharmonic society. A. Schnittke is one of the leading concert organizations in Russia. In 2001 she became a laureate of the all-Russian competition "Window to Russia" in the nomination "Philharmonic of the year". In the same year it was named after the composer Alfred Schnittke, a classic of 20th-century music born in Saratov.
Currently, the Philharmonic teams of high professional level of different genre orientation work. This is confirmed by the victories of Saratov musicians in numerous festivals and competitions, both in Russia and abroad. In addition to the two orchestras, the Philharmonic includes: a group of concert Philharmonic performers, an ensemble of ancient music "Trio Sonata", an ensemble of folk music "Balagan", an ensemble of folk instruments "Paraphrase", pop-jazz ensemble "Mango Express", children's pop theater "art review", the theater "Papa Carlo Dolls".