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In St. Petersburg Festival opens young "stars» "Crescendo"

April 3 2006

At the festival, "Crescendo" in St. Petersburg will gather young "stars" of classical music. In the northern capital during the 2 weeks 10 concerts will be the best representatives of a new generation of Russian musicians.

The aim of the organizers of the festival are to present the audience of young performers of classical music, which are often better known abroad. The festival is held the second time.

"Last year, the festival has been recognized Moscow audience, this year we decided to hold it in the northern capital, expanding the palette - it involves not only artists but also vocalists. In addition, together with the Russian Museum opens the exhibition" Art Crescendo ", Spend an evening Poetic crescendo ", - said David Smelyansky genprodyuser festival.

He also said that the concept of the festival founded in his name: "Crescendo" - a musical term that means a gradual increase in sound power. Advocacy and promotion of Russian performing school in the annual music forum it was decided not to restrict capital. The festival, after Moscow and St. Petersburg will "enhance the sound of Russia."

In the Large and Small Halls of the St. Petersburg Philharmonic Society will be held 8 of 10 concerts "Crescendo". They will bring together over 20 musicians and singers under the age of 31 years. The program - chamber and symphonic concerts, as well as evening jazz improvisation festival participants on the classic theme in conjunction with the State Orchestra of jazz music under the guidance of George Garanian.

April 9th Festival opens concert Academic Symphony Orchestra St. Petersburg Philharmonic under Yuri Temirkanov and cello Tatyana Vasilyeva.

Exhibition of works by four young artists from St. Petersburg, who already had success in the West, will open April 10 at the Small Philharmonic Hall, and on 21 April on the musical and poetic traditions of the early twentieth century will remember the modern writers and musicians in the art-cafe "Stray Dog." Tells Interfax

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