The range of music played by the Folk Orchestra of Tatarstan is extremely wide: Russian and foreign musical classics, popular works of the greatest composers of XX century including composers of Tatarstan. And, of course, original mastering of national melodies of different nationalities so vividly played by the orchestra are inalterably popular with listeners.
One of leading professional Russian jazz bands, originated from Oleg Lundstrem's orchestra, Kazan big band is a worthy successor and guardian of best traditions of the world jazz orchestra artistic performance (orchestras of Count Basie, Glenn Miller and others).
The State Folklore Music Ensemble of the Republic of Tatarstan is one of young but already known by broad spectrum of audience group.
The Musical and Literature Lyceum was established on the 15th of August of 1945, and nowadays it is the oldest artistic group of the Gabdulla Tuqay Tatar State Philharmonia. Artists of the Variety and Concert Department, which amongst other things had been carrying out lyceum tasks from the day of its establishment in 1937, also joined the Lyceum On the 1st of January of 1994 the Musical and Literature Lyceum was rearranged and named "Opera and Chamber Music Department". In August 2012 the department was given its initial name "the Philharmonic Musical and Literature Lyceum" stating its belonging to the Tatar State Philharmonia.