On 6 December MRP’s Centre for Ethnic Music Development presented its 2nd International festival Crossing the Time. Classical themes, jazz rhythms, folk tunes were brought together in an interactive musical social and culture event.
The festival was opened by MRP’s CEO IlgizYabukhtin at Pushkino community centre and closed at Art Likor gallery.
Artistic leaders and artistic management of the festival – Honored Artists of Russia Andrey (double bass) and Mikhail (piano) Ivanov. Other major figures were Denis Shvytov (saxophone), Dmitry Vlasenko (percussions), and Instrumental Capella (artistic leader – Russia’s Honored Man of Arts, chief choirmaster of Mariinsky theatre Andrey Petrenko, conductor – award winner of international competitions Vyacheslav Valeyev). The orchestra and soloists put on a brilliant performance. Andrey Ivanov’s solo on double bass got tremendous applause.
The audience was overjoyed to welcome People’s Artist of Russia, MRP’s artistic director Maxim Dunayevsky, who presented well-loved hits from the filmsalong with singer Angelina Sergeyeva and Cocktail project band.
Children’s musical contest held in Pushkino town was an important part of the festival. The participants showed excellent capabilities during one-month auditions. According to the festival’s concept various styles and genres were presented. 14 best performers had been selected to take part in the final round of the contest on 4 December. The winner Serafima Zamlelaya (student of local music school no. 1, teacher Ms. I. Ermakova) performed Rhapsody by Brahms at the gala concert. The student of the choral department Anastasiya Senchilo (teacher L. Tikhomirova) received a special prize: on 6 December she was co-presenter of the festival with Andrey Ivanov. All the participants got certificates, and their teachers were awarded letters of gratitude. The event also featured virtuoso, winner of the 15th International TV contest for young musicians Nutcracker Giorgy Jishkariani (alto saxophone).
Art Likor jazz club hosted three concerts as part of the festival featuring Brazilian music performed by Esh band and contemporary original pieces by Polina Orbakh, LA.BAND, Angelina Sergeyeva, and Cocktail project band.
The festival got lengthy ovation, and it’s been an extraordinary event indeed, presenting fireworks of musical colors and an incredible miscellany of musicians, ranging from emerging artists to world-renowned stars.
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Recital in the media:
Ministry for Culture of Russian Federation
Children's music school №1, Pushkino town
Pushkinsky vestnik 26.11.2015
Podmoskovye publishing house
Ministry for Culture of the Moscow region
Pushkinsky vestnik 05.12.2015
Music Journal, no. 11, 2015