"Russian Seasons in Belgium" Dmitri Shostakovich. Symony No. 7 “Leningradskaya” Concert of the Mariinsky Orchestra under the direction of Valery Gergiev

Russian Centre in Brussels “Concerts and Performances Online”
"Russian Seasons in Belgium" Dmitri Shostakovich. Symony No. 7 “Leningradskaya” Concert of the Mariinsky Orchestra under the direction of Valery Gergiev
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May, 12 2020 at 7pm (CET) the international cultural project 'Russian Seasons', the Mariinsky theatre, and BOZAR Centre for Fine Arts, Brussels, Belgium played  an online concert of one of the deepest and most intense compositions of the XXth century - the Leningrad Symphony №7 by Dmitri Shostakovich, written in 1941.

It is on this day, that the life concert should have taken place in the BOZAR Art Centre under the auspices of the 'Russian seasons' in Belgium.  Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the concert will be held online.

Also, the same day as the concert on May 12 4.30 pm (CET) an online press-conference was also  scheduled. Invited speakers included: Aleksander Tokovinin, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation to the Kingdom of Belgium, Eleonora Mitrofanova, head of the Rossotrudnichestvo Federal Agency, Vera Bunina, head of the Russian Centre for Science and Culture in Brussels, Alexey Lebedev, director of ANO 'Russian seasons', Paul Dujardin,  director-general of BOZAR in Brussels Paul Dujardin, Artistic & General Director of the Mariinsky Theatre of the Mariinsky theatre Valery Gergiev.

Press-conference live streaming will be set up on TASS News Agency website in the announcement section, in TASS's Facebook community and official 'VK' and 'OK' pages of the international cultural project 'Russian seasons', as well as on the BOZAR and the Russian Centre for Science and Culture online resources.


Reference information:

'Russian Seasons' is a grand-scale project focused on the introduction of Russian cultural traditions to European audiences. Various exhibitions, theatre performances, concerts of symphony music, ballet productions, cinema art projects, tours of the leading folk art companies, circus and art festivals are to be held as part of the project that will run untill 2020 in France, Belgium and Luxembourg.

In 2017, 'Russian Seasons' took place in Japan and brought 250 high-profile events to 40 cities of the country. In 2018, 'Russian Seasons' swept Italy, by staging 310 events in 74 cities. In 2019, 'Russian Seasons' presented 437 events in 90 cities of Germany.

Links to the Project's online resources:

http://www.russianseasons.org − the Festival's official website

www.facebook.com/russianseasonsinfrance2020 − Facebook community

@russian.seasons − official Instagram account of the project

https://vk.com/russian.seasons − the official VK page

https://ok.ru/group/59076550524988 − the official OK page

The Centre for Fine Arts in Brussels (BOZAR) - is the oldest and largest cultural institution of Belgium, founded in 1928, today a platform for an interdisciplinary and multicultural dialogue.  In the last decade, the BOZAR centre was converted into an active public and cultural space in the heart of Europe.  Artists, musicians, theatre and cinema directors, intellectuals, philosophers, politicians, scholars, enterpreneurs and citizens are brought together by BOZAR for its exhibitions, film screenings, concerts and public talks to exchange diverse ideas and opinions.  Since 2017 the BOZAR runs a regular open programme 'Russian Turn'.  The objective of the programme - to sustain and develop a dialogue between Russia and Europe by means of one language of art and culture that unites the East and the West.


Russian Turn BOZAR - https://www.bozar.be/en/activities/132787-russian-turn

Facebook BOZAR https://www.facebook.com/BOZARbrussels

Russian Centre for Science and Culture in Brussels is a Russian organization under the umbrella of the Federal Agency for the Commonwealth of Independent States Affairs, Compatriots Living Abroad, and International Humanitarian Cooperation (Rossotrudichestvo). It's mission is to grow and develop cooperation between Russia and Belgium in humanitarian, cultural and scientific field.




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