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14 August 2019

This Saturday Moscow’s Alexander Garden Will See the Closing Ceremony of the 2019 Run of the Military Bands in the City Parks

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August 17 at 4 pm Moscow’s Alexander Garden will welcome the last concert of the 2019 run of the Military Bands in the City Parks, a very special program that for the fourth year in a row is being carried out by the Directorate of the Spasskaya Tower International Military Music Festival with the support of the Russian Ministry of Defense and Moscow’s Department of Culture.

As many as three military music ensembles, all permanent participants of the Spasskaya Tower Festival, will perform right beneath the Kremlin walls near the Italian Grotto. They are the Central Military Band of the Russian Ministry of Defense, the Central Band of the Russian Navy named after Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov and the Military Band of the 154 Preobrazhensky Regiment.

The closing ceremony will also see the participation of several guests of honor featuring Mr. Sergey Smirnov, Head of the Directorate of the Spasskaya Tower International Military Tattoo, Major General Timofey Mayakin, Head of the Military Bands Music Service of the Russian Armed Forces — Chief Military Conductor, and Mr. Alexander Kibovskiy, Head of the Moscow’s Department of Culture.

This year the Military Bands in the City Parks kicked off on May 18 right here, in the Alexander Garden. Over three months it saw performances by the sixteen best military wind bands of the Moscow garrison. They staged sixteen public concerts in fourteen parks and gardens of Moscow including Victory Park on Poklonnaya Hill, Sokolniki Park, Muzeon, Red Presnya Park, Fili, Kuzminki-Lublino, Zaryadye, Khodynskoe Pole, Ermitazh and Bauman Gardens as well as Perovskiy, Babushkinskiy and Izmailovskiy Parks.

But don’t be sorry as in a few days, on August 23, Moscow’s Red Square will welcome the Twelfth Spasskaya Tower International Military Music Festival that will last up to September 1. The organizers have already revealed that the Festival’s opening night will see the performance of Igor Butman, world-famous Russian jazzman. He will perform together with the Central Military Band of the Russian Federation. Besides the audiences of the Festival will have a chance to listen to the world’s best vocalists featuring Mireille Mathieu, Tamara Gverdtsiteli and Hibla Gerzmava.

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