The 2nd of September is the first autumn weekend and the pre-last day of the “Spasskaya Tower” Festival was highlighted by a large scale campaign - military and music bands came to perform in 13 Moscow parks.
On Saturday afternoon music from various countries and continents was performed by participants of X International Military Music Festival «Spasskaya Tower» at 13 Moscow venues at the same time.
The Gorky Park hosted the performance of drummers Top Secret Drum Corps from Switzerland, the Park of Victory at the Poklonnaya Hill hosted the show of the Celtic Massed Pipes and Drums together with the International Scottish Highland Dance Team from the European Union. The Military Orchestra of the Lower Austria performed at the Bauman Garden, the President’s Band of the State Guard and the Honor Guard of the Presidential Regiment «Aibyn» from Kazakhstan at Krasnaya Presnya Park, the Central Band of the Navy named after NA Rimsky-Korsakov from Russia at the Severnoe Tushino Park, the Turkish Armed Forces Mehteran Unit at the Kuzminki Park, the Egyptian Military Symphonic Band at the Fili Park. The Izmaylovsky Park hosted the concert of the Honor Guard and the Band of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Belarus, the Lianozovsky Park - the Massed Military Band of the National Guard of Russia, the Tsaritsyno Park - the Band of the Armed Forces of Uzbekistan, the Kolomenskoe Park - the Band of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Armenia, the Aleksandrovsky Park - the Orchestra of Tri-Services Band of India and the Band of the 154 Preobrazhensky Regiment. The Taoist Monks From Wudangshan (China) made a spectacular performance at the Sokolniki Park.
In this way the foreign guests of the anniversary edition of the «Spasskaya Tower» Festival together with the Russian colleagues congratulated Moscow citizens with the 870 anniversary of Moscow and finished the summer project «Military Orchestras in the Parks», organized this summer by the Administration of the Festival with support of the Ministry of Defense of Russia and the Moscow Government.
The Dyachenko family residing in the Moscow district called «Sokolinaya Gora» chose the closest park in the events program, which was the Izmaylovsky Park: «This concert of the musicians for Belarus was like a wedding gift for us - we are celebrating the 40th anniversary of our family this September. Isn’t it wonderful to listen to a beautiful music of a brass band on a summer sunny day in Moscow?! Moreover, we have visited Belarus several times, we have even recorded a part of the show for our friends in Belarus and sent it to them. We are sure that they will be really happy to receive it!»
Playing in parks is a great opportunity for «Spasskaya Tower» participants to demonstrate their musical skills to Moscow citizens and guests because their don't have those time limits they have at the main show of the Festival.
«The orchestras have only 8-10 minutes to perform at the night show at the Red Square, spectators see a so-called «business card» of a band, which includes 5-9 pieces of musical compositions or more, in case a performance is a mix of various compositions, - says Yury Markholiya, Production Director of the «Spasskaya Tower» Festival. - Thinking that each band has a huge list of compositions they can perform, the Moscow Festival hosts only the best representatives of military music bands and creative teams from different countries».