III Winter International Musical Festival
26 November 2009 | Eugene Boyko
Some active townspeople of the London Wimbledon have launched campaign for change of image of the small native land. Representation about it as a sports place which was sealed by tennis tournament, seems to them one-sided –Wimbledon can and should be proud first of all of creative successes, its inhabitants consider. Already in the beginning of the next week there will begin the Festival of classical music, with very representative participation.
It is not known, whether disturbs inhabitants of our Sochi probable image of their city as southern sports capital, considering a scale of construction of sports objects of the forthcoming Winter Olympic Games-2014, but they care of cultural shape in advance – they already have the Winter festival of classical music, and in February it will take place in the third time. Tireless and ubiquitous Jury Bashmet supervises over it – since February, 2009 the musician became the Ambassador of XXII winter Olympic games in a city of Sochi.
III Winter International Musical Festival will pass in Sochi from February, 13 till February, 20th, 2010. Representation level is set by a figure of the artistic director: on a scene together with Bashmet will act – Vadim Repin, Uliana Lopatkina, Nino Katamadze, Krzysztof Penderecki, the Brubeck Brothers Quartet, many other known musicians and collectives. There are invariably constant participants of festival – the winner Grammy a Chamber ensemble «Soloists of Moscow» and the State symphonic orchestra «New Russia». In the last festivals have taken part many world stars – Sergey Krylov and Claudio Vandelli, Alena Baeva and the Terem-quartet, Alexander Knyazev and Emil Tabakov, Sergey Roldugin and many-many other.
For the last years the festival became the important cultural event – as for inhabitants of Sochi, and the country. «A scattering of the Russian and world stars – in capital of the winter Olympic Games. The second international musical festival organized by Jury Bashmet, has woken a dead season in Sochi» – broadcasts television channel “Conduct”. «Carrying out of festival will promote a development of the city as winter resort in the winter and will allow capital of XXII winter Olympic games to become the international cultural capital» – Dmitry Chernyshenko, the president of Organizing committee of Sochi – 2014 rejoices. «It is symbolical, what exactly the capital of the future Olympic Games accepts world creative elite within the limits of winter international musical festival» – significantly nods the minister of sports Vladimir Mutko. «It is pleasant that your forum finds the traditions, becomes more and more popular, and its program – sated and entertainment» – confidently supports prime minister V.V. Putin. Fly Planes – Greetings to festival! Float Steamships – Greetings to festival!
And that’s good, that’s correct. Classical music exists not only to remind the person of riches and delicacy of his soul and life. Not only clears up an emotional impulse of feelings, reminding about high and eternal. The classical music which has passed through centuries is an obligatory part of cultural luggage of the intelligent person. But the festival is impossible without sports – besides the musical program there is planned a variety of sports and special actions of hockey, curling and mountain skiing.
The festival has already got benevolent attention of the central Russian and foreign mass media, the festival concerts are online broadcast by Television channel «Culture».