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The Best spring festivals


British newspaper the Independent named the 10 most interesting festivals taking place this spring. In the list of the best European events came and Dance Open – the ballet festival in St. Petersburg. We allowed ourselves to add to the list The Independent several noteworthy festivals of spring 2011.

A list of The Independent opens taking place on March 13 in Germany, the festival of the Sheet . dedicated to the bicentennial of the composer. Main events will be held in three German länder, which are associated with the fate and life of the composer: Bavaria, Saxony and Thuringia.

In Bayreuth planned over 150 events . in the cities of Thuringia, mainly in Weimar, – about 200 concerts, exhibitions and seminars will be held in Dresden concerts in the Frauenkirche and the Philharmonic .

In Budapest from 18 March to 3 April, will be an annual Spring arts festival . Expected by the music of the 1920s–1930s years Max Raabe, guitarist Pepe Romero, “Havana” – the premiere performance of the Budapest Thalia theatre, directed by mate Szabo, Prague chamber orchestra, “the Vienna Symphony composers”, “the Camerata Salzburg”, orchestras Anima Musicae, Ars Longa, etc. In the Ethnographic Museum will host the exhibition “Franz Liszt and Gypsy music”.

In Tallinn . bearing the title of cultural capital of Europe 2011, 21–26 March spring festival “Estonian music days” . reports The Independent. The festival is mainly dedicated to contemporary music and young composers in Estonia. In the programme – works by composers from Helsinki, Tallinn, Moscow, Stockholm, dedicated to Tallinn. Performers – Estonian national Symphony orchestra, Tallinn chamber orchestra, pärnu city orchestra, and invited the Estonian soloists.

And in English Birmingham from 23 to 27 March offers at the Flatpack festival . where will show psychedelic animation, experimental films and home video production. The participants of the shows this season will be Gillian wearing with work Self Made, Jeff Malmberg with the movie about mark Hogancamp and his puppet the town of Marwencol, Quentin Dupe with the “Rubber” and many others.

Tenth dance festival Dance Open . it will bring together dancers from all over the world, will begin in St. Petersburg on March 28.

The main events will be three in April gala concert: concerts of Russian and international stars of ballet and a concert in honor of the anniversary of the ballerina Natalia Makarova.

At the gala concerts are expected Natalia Osipova and Ivan Vasiliev, Denis and Anastasia Matvienko, Viktoria Tereshkina and Leonid Sarafanov, American troupe Rock the Ballet, dancers from the Royal Ballet Covent Garden, New York City Ballet, Royal Swedish Ballet, Stuttgart Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, Bolshoi theatre and Mariinsky theatre.

Among the activities also scheduled a free screening of the film Ballets Russes in the cinema House.

Another highlight of this spring, according to the British newspaper, will be the 21-th Guitar festival in Barcelona (April 1 – 21 may).

In may in Brighton . England, will start several festivals:

45th Brighton arts festival (7–29 may), one of the largest of its kind, and the 30th Festival doors open (7–8, 14–15, 21–22, 28–29 may) in the House of artists, and new music festival the Great Escape .

13–15 March throughout the UK Museum Night will be held long from Friday to Monday. All of the museums and galleries of the country will work at night, planned for more than 150 events for guests!

And in the capital of Iceland, Reykjavik, from 20 may to 5 June arts Festival will be held . where will be such world stars, such as the Barcelona group Ojos de Brujo, which plays in the style of hip-hop-flamenco. A great event and promises to be the show of the German tenor Jonas Kaufmann accompanied by the Icelandic Symphony orchestra.

In Belgium you can still catch at the international contemporary music festival Ars Musica . which will last until April 3. It takes place in several cities: Brussels, Antwerp, Liege, Bruges, Mons. In the programme – about 40 events! A festival devoted to the music of contemporary composers, this year they are: Giya Kancheli, Giacinto Scelsi, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Peter Etvos, WIM Hendericks. Among the announced performers – national orchestra of Belgium, the Philharmonic orchestra of the Dutch radio Hilversum, Evgeni Bozhanov and Noriko Kawai, will be conducting Pierre Bartholome, Patrick declerck and other stars.

In Paris began ethnographic Festival of imagination . which will last until June 15. All activities devoted to folk music and culture of different countries, among which this year Yemen, Morocco, UAE, Marquesas Islands, Uzbekistan, Mexico, Japan, India, Bahrain, reunion island, etc. during the festival opens two exhibitions: ” Bengali painting on fabric PATA-Chitra ” and “ the Power of masks “.