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SOCHI, February 23. /ITAR-TASS/. The closing ceremony of the Winter Olympics Games in Sochi will make spectators feel tender sadness, the ceremony’s chief creative producer and script author, Konstantin Ernst, told reporters on Sunday.
“The closing ceremony of the Olympics should bring in a feeling of tender sadness,” he said. “The Games become a part of history. Somebody wins, somebody loses. Sochi has brought together the whole world for 17 days, the city has become the center of the universe. Tender sadness is a right tone of the ceremony. We wanted to create this feeling while saying farewell to the Olympic Games.”
Ernst, who is also director general of Russia’s Channel One television, said the choir of children would take part in the closing ceremony.
“The choir consists of 1,000 boys and girls from 83 Russian regions. It will be conducted by Valery Gergiev (artistic and general director of the Mariinsky Theatre),” he said. “Taking part in the closing ceremony will be also Denis Matsuev (famous Russian pianist) and Yuri Bashmet (celebrated Russian conductor and violist).”