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GORNO-ALTAISK, December 29 (Itar-Tass) — The Tyva government’s brass-band, participating in the 21st international festival of orchestras in Taipei, was selected by the organizing committee to lead the participants’ march-past on Saturday noon, the republican government’s press-service told Itar-Tass. Twenty five musicians from Tyva rode on horseback along the central streets of Taipei under the state flags of Russia and Tyva at the head of a long procession playing Russian and Tyvanian marches.
The festival has been underway in Taipei since December 22. The route of Saturday’s parade was three kilometers long. The show lasted one and a half hours. Each band concluded the performance in front of a stand for VIP guests with a minute-long defile.
In the evening spectators will gather at the city’s stadium to be treated to another unforgettable event – the “Transforming Bands Defile” – a sophisticated and very beautiful show, with musicians playing, marching, dancing and forming bazaar shapes. The Tyva government’s brass band will end this picturesque show with its fifteen-minute-long appearance.
On December 30 spectators will enjoy a show at Taipei’s marvelous concert hall seating 1,030. The Tyvanian orchestra will present its special program featuring such hits as The Taiga Symphony, by Vladimir Toka, Warriors’ Dances, from the opera The Eternal Melody, by Buyan-Maadyr Tulush, the Tsam mystery-play and Calembour, by Anatoly Krol, and some other pieces.
On December 31 there will be two concerts at open air sites.
The Taipei brass bands festival dates back to 1993. The first brought together just five bands, all from Taiwan. In December 1997 the event acquired an international status. This year the festival is held for the 21st time, with over 20 bands from Russia, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, Hong Kong and Malaysia taking part.
On the way back home the Tyva government’s brass band will make a stop-over in Beijing for one concert on January 3, 2013.