INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF MODERN MUSIC NAMED AFTER SOFIA GUBAIDULINA “CONCORDIA”
The creative direction is associated exclusively with modern music and its propaganda among a wide audience. Most of the works included in the festival program are first heard in Kazan.
The first festival was dedicated to the 80th anniversary of Sofia Gubaidulina. The composer gratefully accepted the idea of holding a contemporary music forum in Kazan. “Now we are experiencing a time favorable only for the art of entertainment. The second form of art is undergoing tremendous difficulties, if not aggressive denial. From this point of view, your desire to support precisely contemporary art and give this project the name “CONCORDIA”, that is, consent, reconciliation, is a very important, albeit difficult step in defense of both types of spiritual activity. I am sure that Kazan listeners are very responsive to what modern artists feel and offer. For me, this festival is an event. This is a great hope, ”Sofia Gubaidulina wrote in greeting to the festival.
The first festivals were attended by Sofia Gubaidulina, David Geringas, Yuri Bashmet, Gia Kancheli, Andrey Eshpay, Ksenia Bashmet. The 2013 festival was dedicated to the anniversaries of B. Britten, K. Penderetsky and L. Bernstein. It was attended by Sergey Nakaryakov, Igor Fedorov, Lukas Genyushas, Rustem Kudoyarov, Andres Mustonen, Christopher Mulds.
The time of the festival in Kazan is November (annually).Posted on: rockfortfest