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XVII Moscow Easter Festival 2018
April 17, 2018 20:34


 From April 8 to May 9, 2018, the XVII Moscow Easter Festival is being held. One of the longest and most large-scale music marathons, it will last for 32 days.
Traditionally, the festival presents symphonic, choir, chamber and bell ringing programs. Concerts of world-famous soloists and music bands will be held at the central concert venues of Moscow and other regions of Russia and become unforgettable events in the cultural life of the cities hosting the festival. In the framework of the Moscow Easter Festival, the Symphony Orchestra of the Mariinsky Theater under the conductorship of Valery Gergiev will go on one of the biggest tours in the festival’s history. Musicians of the Mariinsky Theater Symphony Orchestra and Valery Gergiev plan to travel more than 20,000 kilometers and cover almost 30 cities of Russia with their performances: Moscow, Voronezh, Vladikavkaz, Volgograd, Saratov, Kazan, Tyumen, Novosibirsk, Krasnoyarsk, Tomsk, Kemerovo, Omsk, Surgut, Yekaterinburg, Naberezhnye Chelny, Almetyevsk, Kirov (for the first time), Yaroslavl, Cherepovets, Vologda, Arkhangelsk, Murmansk, Petrozavodsk, St. Petersburg, Smolensk, Bryansk, Belgorod, and Oryol.

In addition to the Symphony Orchestra of the Mariinsky Theater, the festival is featuring the Stradivari Ensemble of the Mariinsky Theater, the Brass Ensemble of the Mariinsky Theater, as well as pianists Denis Matsuev, Behzod Abduraimov, Ivan Bessonov, Ilya Rashkovsky, Son Jin Cho, violinists Christoph Barati , Eric Zilberger, Lorenz Nasturika-Gershovichi and Pavel Milyukov, cellists Narek Akhnazaryan, Alexander Ramm and Alexander Buzlov, vocalists Yulia Lezhneva and participants in the Atkins program and many others.

The Primorsky Stage of the Mariinsky Theater in Vladivostok has joined the symphony program. On April 11, the soloists, the choir and the Symphony Orchestra of the Mariinsky’s Primorsky Theater with conductor Anton Torbeyev and the Consolidated Choir of the Primorsky Metropolis (with regent Lyudmila Makarenko) performed there. April 21 will see the concert of the Symphony Orchestra and the choir of the Primorsky Stage of the Mariinsky Theater under conductorship of Pavel Smelkov.

The choir program of the Easter Festival will once again introduce listeners to the bright culture of choir singing, with its rich traditions and amazing variety. Choirs from Russia, the Republic of Abkhazia, the Republic of Belarus, Armenia, Georgia, Slovakia, Sweden, Greece, Finland and Bulgaria are taking part in the choir program. In the framework of the festival’s chamber program, the leading soloists of the Young Opera Singers Academy under the Mariinsky Theater will perform in Moscow, Sevastopol, Yalta, Ples, Suzdal, Vladimir, Tikhvin, Gatchina, and Smolensk, as well as for the first time in Kingisepp, Severomorsk, Perm, Novokuznetsk, Ulan Ude and Ufa.
Bell Ringing concerts will cover 50 churches in 2018. The belfries of Zvenigorod, Ramensky, Sergiev Posad, Istra, St. Petersburg, Noginsk, Veliky Novgorod and Ramensky, the ancient Golden Ring of Yaroslavl and Kostroma, as well as the unique Kizhi Museum Reserve are joining the Moscow program. For the first time the bell ringing program will go beyond Russia – Finland is joining the Easter chimes.
Charitable Concerts of the XVII Easter Festival will traditionally take place in orphanages and boarding schools, as well as at nursing homes for the disabled people and veterans.

The festival will be crowned with the traditional concert of the Mariinsky Theater’s Symphony Orchestra under the conductorship of Valery Gergiev on Poklonnaya Hill, Moscow, on the Victory Day, May 9.

Find details and book tickets on the festival’s website 

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Author: Vera Ivanova

Tags: Mariinsky Theater Valery Gergiev Moscow Easter Festival Easter Festivals in Moscow 

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