KALININGRAD, March 12, 5:39 /ITAR-TASS/. The 22nd International Music Spring festival for children and young people opens here on Wednesday. This is a review of the artistic achievements of young domestic and foreign performers, Natalia Yegorova, director of the information department of the regional Philharmonic Society, told Itar-Tass.
"Within the 20 days of the festival, Kaliningraders and guests of the city will be able to attend 15 concerts of music of most diverse styles and genres and get acquainted with vivid, interesting musicians from Russia, Germany, Belarus, and South Korea," Yegorova said.
Traditionally, a larger part of thef estival's program is taken up with concerts to be given by performing groups and soloists of music and art schools of Kaliningrad. The festival's opening concert will involve groups from the regional music college named after Sergei Rachmaninoff and children's music school named after Reinhold Gliere a Chamber Orchestra, ensembles of violinists and cellists, and a string quartet.
The festival's bill includes performances by the learners from Eduard Grach, famous Russian violin player, Professor of Moscow Conservatoire Yelena Tarosyan and Darya Kuchenova of Russia, and Se Pel Choe from South Korea.
A symphony orchestra of Berlin-based Handel School under the direction of Johannes Lukesie is a Special Guest of the 22nd Kaliningrad Music Sprng festival.
"A meeting with the remarkable young virtuosi, laureates of many international competitions, Sergei Markin, a pianist, and Andrei Rosendent, who will give a concert on the theme of 'Classics in Movement' bids fair to be, undoubtedly, vivid and unforgettable, too," Yegorova pointed out.
There is yet another tradition: concerts by participants in the festival are given not only in Kaliningrad but also in small towns of the region. This time, the residents of the town of Guryevsk will experience the joy of contact with good music.
The Music Spring festival has been held the Kaliningrad Region Philharmonic Society since the end of the 1990s. It is organized under the auspices of the government of the regon and the regional Ministry of Culture.
The festival is to end on April 3 with a gala concert under the motto "It is happinesd to devote oneself to the service of art".