This year the concerts of the Easter festival of Valery Gergiev will be held in nearly 30 cities in Russia

Moscow. 12 Feb. INTERFAX – April 8 to may 9 this year, the 17th time will host the Moscow Easter festival, which is organized by world-famous conductor Valery Gergiev.

The festival is held under support of the Moscow government, the Ministry of culture of the Russian Federation and with the blessing of Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Kirill. According to tradition, the festival will present four programs of symphonic, choral, chamber and bell-ringing.

April 8, Easter day, the Symphony orchestra of the Mariinsky theatre under control of Vladimir Gergiev will give two concerts in Moscow. The first concert will begin at 12:00 in the Concert hall. P. I. Tchaikovsky. Jointly with the Moscow Philharmonic will be carried out live broadcast of this speech for the Far East and other regions of Russia, and in the evening in the Great hall of the Moscow Conservatory will take place the solemn opening of the festival.

Then the band will embark on one of the most ambitious tours in history Easter festival, the press service of the Mariinsky theatre. The musicians of the Symphony orchestra and Valery Gergiev plan to overcome more than 20 thousand kilometers and to cover their performances almost 30 Russian cities – Moscow, Voronezh, Vladikavkaz, Volgograd, Saratov, Kazan, Tyumen, Novosibirsk, Krasnoyarsk, Tomsk, Kemerovo, Omsk, Surgut, Yekaterinburg, Naberezhnye Chelny, Almetyevsk, Kirov (the first time), Yaroslavl, Cherepovets, Vologda, Arkhangelsk, Murmansk, Petrozavodsk, Saint-Petersburg, Smolensk, Bryansk, Belgorod, Orel.

The Easter festival is traditionally held in orphanages and boarding schools, homes for the disabled and veterans. The highlight will be the traditional concert of the Symphony orchestra of the Mariinsky theatre under Valery Gergiev at the Poklonnaya hill in Moscow on may 9 – Victory Day.