Source Pravda.Ru

Nizhny Novgorod holds XIII International Festival of Arts

The XIII International Festival of Arts named after A.D. Sakharov "Russian Art and the World" opened at the Nizhny Novgorod State Philharmonic named after Mstislav Rostropovich on June 3.

As the head of the region Valery Shantsev noted at the opening ceremony, the Nizhny Novgorod is a powerful cultural center. The event is conducted under the auspices of the Nizhny Novgorod Governor.

"The International Arts Festival named after Sakharov in Nizhny Novgorod - is Russia's only festival adopted by the European Association of Festivals at UNESCO. The cultural level of each city is measured by the "quality" of the audience. Artists say that the Nizhny Novgorod audience is very demanding, but it takes real art in a deep and subtle fashion. Our festival is a true blend of creativity and inspiration," said Valery Shantsev.

This year, over 300 representatives from Russia, France, Hungary, the USA and Italy will take part in the festival. Spectators will be able to see performances of the Chamber Orchestra "Moscow Virtuosi" under the direction of Vladimir Spivakov, Chamber Ensemble "Moscow Soloists," directed by Yuri Bashmet, soloists of  Galina Vishnevskaya's Opera Singing Center, Choral Capella of Russia named after A.A. Yurlov, Borodin's quartet, jazz trio of Gregory Priva, Academic Symphony Orchestra of Nizhny Novgorod Philharmonic under the direction of Alexander Skulsky. Alexander Knyazev, Andrei Korobeynikov, Ignat Solzhenitsyn, Mikhail Rud, and theater and film actor Alexander Filippenko will also take part in the festival. The performance of the National Ballet under the direction of Janos Kiss (Gyor, Hungary) may become one of the highlights of the festival.

On the first day of the event, world-famous violinist and conductor Sergei Krylov and People's Artist of Russia Denis Matsuev gave their art to the audience.

"The Sakharov Festival is a visit card, a symbol of the Nizhny Novgorod region. It is very important that the festival continues to develop. Example, such masters as Yuri Bashmet, Vladimir Spivakov are inalienable participants of the festival - this says a lot," said Denis Matsuev.

"I always welcome the people who come to my performances, who welcome me with such enthusiasm. And once again, I would like to thank everyone for the warm welcome, and I hope that today's performance did not disappoint the audience," said Sergey Krylov, whose performance in Nizhny Novgorod was the seventh.

The XIII International Festival of Arts named after A. D.Saharov "Russian Art and the World" will last until June 16.

More than 5.8 million people voted for Nicholas Maduro at the presidential election in Venezuela. This is more than a quarter of registered voters. Why did those people vote for the man, who, as Western media write, took Venezuela to the brink of collapse?

Venezuela may expect another Panama scenario from 1989
Comments
Russian air defences ready to shoot down NATO drones and reconnaissance aircraft over Crimea
Ukraine's exit from Commonwealth of Independent States will affect common Ukrainians most
Russian air defences ready to shoot down NATO drones and reconnaissance aircraft over Crimea
Russian air defences ready to shoot down NATO drones and reconnaissance aircraft over Crimea
Russian air defences ready to shoot down NATO drones and reconnaissance aircraft over Crimea
British football fans spineless to unleash World War Three in Russia during World Cup
Russian air defences ready to shoot down NATO drones and reconnaissance aircraft over Crimea
British football fans spineless to unleash World War Three in Russia during World Cup
Beautiful and terrifying: Russia shows video of Bulava ICBM underwater salvo launch
Kremlin on failed nuclear missile tests: 'Listen to President Putin and believe him!'
Kremlin wants foreign invaders out of Syria
Kremlin on failed nuclear missile tests: 'Listen to President Putin and believe him!'
What may happen to foreign tourists traveling for 2018 World Cup in Russia
Kremlin on failed nuclear missile tests: 'Listen to President Putin and believe him!'
Russian special services detain Hizb ut-Tahrir members in Crimea
Russian special services detain Hizb ut-Tahrir members in Crimea
Foreign Ministry official explains why Russia had to sell Alaska to US
Russian air defences ready to shoot down NATO drones and reconnaissance aircraft over Crimea
Just Words on Scraps of Paper
Just Words on Scraps of Paper
SWIFT refuses to cut Russia off, even if Washington insists