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The 2018 Euroradio Folk Festival success in Moscow

On 26-28 of May radio “Orpheus” has hosted in Moscow the 39th Euroradio Folk Festival, supported by EBU, which attracted performers from 16 countries.

  • EBU Head of Music Labrie Pascale (in the center) with “Choir of the Russian songs” (radio Orpheus) on the Festival’s Opening ceremony | Copyright: © Vladimir Sokolov

    EBU Head of Music Labrie Pascale (in the center) with “Choir of the Russian songs” (radio Orpheus) on the Festival’s Opening ceremony © Vladimir Sokolov

  • “The Horn Orchestra of Russia” from Saint-Petersburg is a unique musical collective of Russia – the only one playing real animal’s horns | Copyright: © Vladimir Sokolov

    “The Horn Orchestra of Russia” from Saint-Petersburg is a unique musical collective of Russia – the only one playing real animal’s horns © Vladimir Sokolov

  • Victor Zhalsanov’s instruments not only sound extraordinary but also look unusual! | Copyright: © Vladimir Sokolov

    Victor Zhalsanov’s instruments not only sound extraordinary but also look unusual! © Vladimir Sokolov

On 26-28 May the radio “Orpheus” was honored to host in Moscow the Euroradio Folk Festival (supported by European Broadcasting Union) which is a unique platform for the meeting of the world music diversity.

The Festival has attracted 17 collectives from 16 countries – Russia, Estonia, Armenia, Sweden, Belarus, Switzerland, South Korea, Bulgaria, Poland, Czech Republic, Finland, Slovenia, Norway, Spain, Turkey and China.

Russia was represented by two truly unique performers at once ─ “The Horn Orchestra of Russia” from Saint-Petersburg, conducted by Sergei Polyanichko, and solo artist Victor Zhalsanov from Republic of Buryatia.

“The Horn Orchestra of Russia” brought the audience back in time to the Russian Empire of XVIII—XIX centuries: like courtiers of Russian Tsars, the musicians turn dry sounds of hunting horns into harmonious music pieces. The repertoire they played diversified from the tunes of the Ancient East and Bach’s compositions, through Spanish rhythms to blues and stirring jazz.
Victor Zhalsanov acquainted the public with musical traditions of the Asian part of Russia introducing folk tunes, epics excerpts and ritual songs of Buryatia. These compositions were mainly performed through the playing of traditional Buryat instruments and the using of different throat singing techniques.

More photo-materials from the Festival are available on the radio Orpheus website or the radio Orpheus Facebook group.

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