Musicians from 13 regions of Russia performed at a gala concert in Irkutsk

On September 17, a gala concert of the third All-Russian festival-competition of wind instrumental performance “Baikal Wind Assemblies” was held in Irkutsk. On Count Speransky Square together with choreographic, vocal and folklore groups More than a thousand musicians performed. These are soloists, ensembles and 19 brass bands. They played military marches, lyrical melodies and a medley of famous Soviet compositions for Irkutsk residents and guests of the city. The most spectacular were the numbers performed by the combined brass band of military personnel and participants of the Baikal Brass Assemblies, reports the press service of the government of the Irkutsk region.

As part of the festival, military orchestras and groups – participants in the competition program – held several free concerts. There were also competitive auditions and creative laboratories of the competition participants. The results of the festival program and the awarding of the winners will be announced on September 18.

Since 2021, more than two thousand musicians from 20 regions of Russia have taken part in the festival-competition. This year the numbers were presented by groups from the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) and Khakassia, Altai, Krasnoyarsk, Khabarovsk and Primorsky territories, Irkutsk, Moscow, Novosibirsk, Sverdlovsk, Kemerovo, Sakhalin, Kurgan regions.

Gala Concert. Photo by the press service of the government of the Irkutsk region

The founder of the festival-competition is the Ministry of Culture of the Irkutsk Region, the organizers are the Irkutsk Regional House of Folk Art and the Center for the Support and Development of Creativity. The project is being implemented with the support of the Presidential Fund for Cultural Initiatives and the association of brass bands and performers of wind and percussion instruments “Brass Society named after Valery Khalilov.”

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