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International Military Music Festival in Moscow

28. August 2009 by Celeste 0 Comments

Moscow’s Red Square will play host to the Heads of State and military bands from 9 countries during their International Military Music Festival from September 5th – 10th.  Military bands from Russia, Britain, China, Israel, India, Italy, Kazakhstan, Finland and France are scheduled to perform, as well as a charity concert held on September 6th featuring several international stars, including the famous Russian opera soprano Anna Netrebko.

 

Not only will the festival be an exhibition of the finest military bands in the world, individually as well as a performance by a joint band formed by all participating countries; there will also be several unexpected surprises, such as the unique combination of Russian folk songs and tunes by the Beatles, a video presentation projected upon the wall of the Kremlin, historic presentations, fireworks, dance exhibitions and more!  

 

The program is dedicated to the 300th anniversary of the victory of Russian troops in the Battle of Poltava.  Not only will the festival be an entertaining and educational display of music and Russian history, but also promises to be a hub of cultural exchange and understanding between all participating countries.