Famous festivals

In honor of the International day of theatre on the night of 26 to 27 March in Moscow will host the “Night theatre” in which presumably will involve seventeen theaters. This event was reported by the Moscow government Minister, head of the Moscow Department of culture Sergei Kapkov in an interview with TV channel “Moscow 24”. The plays will be performed from 19 o’clock to 3 o’clock in the morning.

The festival, the Verbier festival July 20, 2012

Festival in Verbier (Verbier Festival) – one of the most famous classical music festivals in the world and one of the major musical events of Switzerland. It is held annually in the Swiss mountain resort of Verbier, in the course of two weeks in the second half of July.

The festival originated in this small town, in the heart of the Swiss Alps, in 1994. Its founder and artistic Director is Martin Tyson Engstroem, which today is personally program of concerts, trying to preserve the originality of this musical event.

During their short history, the festival has quickly become one of the most prestigious music events in Europe, gathering the best musicians on the planet and yet unknown professionals. To be here is prestigious for any musician. World stars of classical music, as well as thousands of Amateurs and experts, annually attend the Festival in Verbier.

The festival is characterized by extraordinary events and is famous for its Academy for young musicians from different countries. A rich and diverse program of the festival includes many concerts (mostly chamber music, but also symphonic and even jazz), large-scale concert performance of Grand Opera, master classes, lectures, discussions, street concerts and the opportunity to visit some rehearsals masters.

I must say that this festival has always been very closely associated with Russian musicians and Russian music. At the origins of the festival, next to his maker Engstroem, stood and our famous musicians Yuri Bashmet and Evgeny Kissin, Mischa Maisky. They are regular participants of the festival and along with many other great performers come to the Alpine village to enjoy the music.

Among other famous musicians who have traditionally participated in this festival: Yuri Temirkanov, Valery Gergiev, Rodion Shchedrin, Nelson Freire, David Garrett, yuja Wang, Martha Argerich, Joshua bell, Reno He, Sarah Chang, Andrew Davis, renée Fleming, Hilary Hahn, Leonidas Kavakos, Vadim Repin, Katia and Marielle the labèque, lang lang, James Levine, Zubin Mehta, Anne-Sophie mutter, Thomas Quasthoff, rené Pape, Michael Pletnev, and many others.

For musicians of international renown, the festival is a unique platform where you can communicate with colleagues who do not see for years, go together to concerts, playing music together, to discover new names, young performers. After all, many of them life is painted for some years forward, and do not always have the opportunity to spend time with. For the audience the festival is unforgettable impressions, because where else in two weeks to hear a lot of performers of the highest level, and if you’re lucky, and talk with them in one of the many cafes Verbier or traditional postconcert party.

The pride festival’s own Youth orchestra, under the baton of famed conductor James Levine. The international orchestra, played more than 100 musicians from different countries, including from Russia. During the festival, young musicians learn from the masters together to play music, have the opportunity to work with international conductors and to improve the skill of the masters of classical music.

The success of the Festival in Verbier is not only the presence of famous musicians, is of great importance and the venue. Magic is here, and the special charm of an Alpine village, with the sound of mountain streams, the scent of Alpine meadows, a majestic panorama of mountains, with numerous chalets, where the musicians and their fans can truly relax and unwind. Marvelous music sounds in the lap of the majestic nature – it gives the festival a unique atmosphere of harmony and magic.

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