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Over 20 Hours of Music in 8 Nights: Classic Music at Cityhall Together with velcom Finished its 3rd Season

Aug 28, 2017

The trip to the world of classic music together with the third season of Classic Music Together with velcom came to an end. 8 Saturday nights, 8 unforgettable concerts, over 20 hours of classic music from Baroque times to the present day; the biggest selfie in Belarus, own Eiffel Tower and a photo exhibition of the best moments – these are the music results and the brightest moments of the festival.

From 8 July through 26 August thousands of guests every Saturday night gathered in the open air area in front of Minsk Cityhall every time demonstrating a huge variety of people in Belarus keen on classic music.

Classic Music at Cityhall together with velcom is organized by Minsk Municipality under the auspices of velcom and concert agency Equilibrium Arts.

“The format we offered to Minsk last year, i.e. 8 diverse Saturday nights of classic music was a great success this year too. Thus, right before our eyes and what makes us really happy with our support there comes a new format of urban leisure time and Minsk sets a new not only beautiful but also truly interesting to its citizens and guests tradition. Moreover, this year festival program and the list of participants was compiled with emphasis on Belarus and Belarusians in world music culture and history”, - notes Yulia Daineko, head of velcom marketing.

Final concert took place on 26 August featuring National Academic Symphonic Orchestra of the Republic of Belarus under the baton of maestro Alexander Anisimov who played on the opening night too. The concert night named Her Majesty Classic Music presented music by George Bizet and Antonio Vivaldi, Camille Saint-Saens and Kleofas Oginski, Piotr Tchaikovsky and Leo Delibes. Operatic area performed by Iryna Krikunova (Russia) became the culminating point of the program. Another surprise was prepared for real fans, i.e. Rhapsody in Blue by George Gershwin with famous pianist Timur Sergeyenya playing solo who started his music career in Minsk.

All eight classic Saturdays of the third season Classic Music at Cityhall together with velcom are already over but a special photo exhibition will serve as a great reminder. Best shots captured by the audience became a decoration of the area around Cityhall and till 1 September everyone can come to again enjoy the brightest and most emotional moments of the festival.