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Yuri Bashmet Winter International Arts Festival opens in Moscow

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Yuri Bashmet Winter International Arts Festival opens in Moscow


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Moscow is hosting the Yuri Bashmet Winter International Arts Festival for the 2nd time, TASS reports. It starts on Monday, January 18. The start of the large-scale international event will be marked by the premiere of the musical and literary performance "Yesenin and Mayakovsky".

Poems by the famous poets of the early 20th century will be read by Mikhail Porechenkov from the stage of the Zaryadye Concert Hall. The artistic director of the festival will take the place of the conductor of the Moscow Soloists chamber orchestra.

The festival program will cover 7 large venues. Among them are the Zaryadye Concert Hall, the Gorky Moscow Art Theater, the Tchaikovsky Concert Hall. and others. The festival program consists of 12 concerts.

During the Winter Festival, Maestro Bashmet celebrates his birthday. He is going to keep up the tradition of celebrating it on staged, surounded by his colleagues. 

Among the participants of the festival are world-famous musicians. Three of Bashmet's ensembles will perform, including the Moscow Soloists chamber ensemble, the New Russia symphony orchestra and the All-Russian Youth Symphony Orchestra. Spectators are going to listen to musicians from France and Germany, Switzerland and Hungary, as well as other countries.

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