The official opening day will be February 15 — on that day, on the stage of the Winter theatre, for the fourth time Konstantin Khabensky, Yuri Bashmet and Ensemble of Chamber Music "Soloists of Moscow" will show the performance Do Not Leave Your Planet based on the The Little Prince tale by A. de Saint-Exupery. The Director of the show is Victor Kramer. On February 16 soloists Jose Vicente Castello (French horn, Spain), Laura Bignon (soprano, Belgium), Dae-jin Kim (piano, Republic of Korea), Yuri Bashmet (viola), Michaela Martin (violin, Germany), Frank Campos (trumpet, USA) will perform at the opening gala concert of the festival. The opening gala concert of the festival will feature world premieres of compositions by Valery Voronov’s, Patrick de Klerk’s, Gia Wang’s.
The Festival jazz concert will be performed by the winner of two Grammy awards the famous American singer and pianist Diana Shur on February 17.
On February 19, two male vocal ensembles, Rustavi (Georgia) and A Filetta (Corsica, France), will appear together at the evening show called When mountains meet the sea on the stageof the Winter theater.
The guest of the traditional ballet evening on February 20 will be the soloist of the national ballet of Spain Sergio Bernal.
A special guest of the festival will be the national theater of Taiwan U-Theater (Taipei), which will present a colorful performance The Sound of the Ocean on February 22.
For the first time since 2014, the Festival shows the resumed creative experimental performance called Parallel worlds. Russian art, XX century. Part 2, which combines three types of art — poetry, music and painting, allied within the framework of the same time interval (1946 to 1956).
Continuing the theme of folk and academic performers collaboration, which was launched last year at a grandiose almost 5-hour long concert, the world premiere of the choral Opera by contemporary composer Alexander Tchaikovsky will take place on February 23. The work has been developed specially for the Festival in Sochi.
Idil Biret (piano, Turkey), Nikolai Lugansky (piano), Yuri Bashmet (viola) and the all-Russian youth Symphony orchestra will perform at the closing gala on February 24.
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