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The XIV International Diaghilev Festival has opened in Perm

11 June 2021
The XIV International Diaghilev Festival has opened in Perm

In total, the festival will host more than 150 events

The 14th International Diaghilev Festival opened in Perm with a symphony by the composer Leonid Desyatnikov. In total, over 150 events are planned within the framework of the music forum, the press service of the government of the Perm Territory reports. "Today the Diaghilev Festival - 2021 began in Perm. At the opening of the Diaghilev Forum, the musicAeterna choir and orchestra, together with the symphony and choral groups of the Moscow Conservatory under the direction of the artistic director of the festival Theodor Currentzis, sounded the most ambitious in form and at the same time the most personal statement of the composer Leonid Desyatnikov's symphony "The Sacred Winter of 1949." The second key piece was the symphonic poem "Death and Enlightenment" by Richard Strauss, the message says. The Diaghilev Festival was canceled last year due to the coronavirus pandemic, but this year it has returned to its traditional format. The organizers said that over 150 events will be held, of which more than 30 - within the framework of the main program. About 300 musicians took part in the festival. The festival will last 11 days. It will be held under the artistic direction of conductor Teodor Currentzis.

The program includes a concert by the musicAeterna orchestra and choir, piano concerts by Joonas Akhonen and Vadim Holodenko, a concert by the Parma Voices choir, Leonid Desyatnikov's author's evening and other performances. Most of the performances will take place in the Perm Art Gallery, the Organ Hall of the Perm Philharmonic, the DK im. Soldatov and at the plant. Shpagin. Some of the performances will be broadcast on the festival's official website.

The International Diaghilev Festival has been held in Perm since 2003. During this time, it has become one of the largest music forums in Europe. Its goal is to maintain and develop the traditions of the outstanding impresario and propagandist of Russian culture Sergei Diaghilev (1872-1929), whose childhood was spent in Perm. The festival program includes world premieres of opera and ballet performances, performances of contemporary dance troupes, art exhibitions, concerts of symphonic, chamber, organ, jazz music, film retrospectives, photo exhibitions.

Since 2012, the artistic director of the festival is Teodor Currentzis, who in 2019 left the post of artistic director of the Perm Opera and Ballet Theater. Diaghilev Festival - 2021 will be held with the support of the Ministry of Culture of the Perm Territory and the Department of Culture and Youth Policy of the Perm City Administration.

Source:  https://tass.ru/kultura/11623445 

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