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"Arts Square" on the banks of the Neva

December 28 2005

Seventh International Winter Music Festival "Arts Square" opens today on the banks of the Neva River. The next festival will be held under the motto "Shostakovich and His Time," and will be fully dedicated to the centenary of Dmitri Shostakovich.

For the first years of the festival its founder and artistic director, Yuri Temirkanov will not rise this evening for the conductor's stand, giving it the right son of the great composer - Maxim Shostakovich.

It is managed by Shostakovich, Jr. Orchestra will perform the best and most famous works of Shostakovich. Soloist in a program will perform the pianist Ignat Solzhenitsyn.

Among other things, the festival will Barbara Hendricks and Dmitri Hvorostovsky, Vladimir Spivakov, violinists, Vadim Repin, and Sayaka Shoji, the cellist Truls Merck, ITAR-TASS.

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