World`s best brass bands to perform at Moscow festival

Brass bands from across the world are expected to perform in Moscow`s Red Square as part of the `Spasskaya Bashnya` festival.

Moscow: Brass bands from across the
world are expected to perform in Moscow`s Red Square as part
of the `Spasskaya Bashnya` festival.

The festival is dedicated to the annual City Day, which
Moscow marks on the first weekend of September.

"Everyone who gets to Russia`s main square will
have an opportunity to get familiarised with the art of
military brass bands from eleven countries," Deputy Mayor
Lyudmila Shvetsova said.

The Orchestra and the Detachment of the Guards of Honor
from Kazakhstan will perform in the Hermitage Garden - a
small public park on the downtown Petrovka Street.

The same park will also provide the floor for the
performance of the combined bagpipe and percussion band of the
EU and the band of the US Armed Forces in Europe.

The Band of Bahrain`s Royal Police and the Presidential
Brass Band of the Ukrainian Defense Ministry will perform in
the Izmailovo park. The band of France`s Northwest Military
District will do its presentation in the famous Gorky Park.

Spasskaya Bashnya festival will continue till Thursday,
September 9. Its closure will be crowned with a gala show
starring Mireille Mathieu, a long-time star of the French
chanson and variety pop music.

She is expected to sing, among other things, the Moscow
Nights, one of the most widely known Russian songs. A part of
the lyrics has been translated into French.

PTI

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