Source Pravda.Ru

International "Theater of Sound" festival begins in Moscow

The "Kremerata Baltica" orchestra directed by Gidon Kremer will perform this Monday at the Moscow International Music Hall (MMDM) for the opening of the first International Moscow "Theater of Sound" festival.

According to the MMDM's press service, "'Theater of Sound' is a conventional name, that defines an open space of dialogue between music and theater, as well as a dialogue between various cultures on stage."

Representatives of the international cultural community: actors, producers, musicians, theater and music critics and representatives of record companies will attend the festival. The festival will include recitals, press conferences and roundtable discussions.

On the opening day, Kremer's orchestra will perform musical compositions by Bach, Vustin, Nyman and many other prominent composers.

Since 1992, Kremer's orchestra has performed in Europe, the U.S. and Asia. His repertoire includes contemporary music by Russian and Eastern European composers such as Alfred Shnitke, Arvo Part, Sofiya Gubaydulina.