On April 12, a unique mystery concert took place at the Baikonur cosmodrome “Anniversary of manned space flight”dedicated to the feat of the first cosmonaut of the Earth Yuri Gagarin. The grandiose holiday was broadcast live by the TV channel “Russia”. The gala concert lasted 108 minutes – that is exactly how long the first Soviet cosmonaut spent in space.
“People of all countries and continents! In a few minutes a mighty spaceship will take me to the distant expanses of the Universe. What can I say to you in these last minutes before the start: my whole life seems to me now one wonderful moment, everything that has been lived, that has been done before, was lived and done for the sake of this moment. “
The musical part of the evening at the foot of the legendary “Gagarin’s Start” was opened by the premiere of the composer Kuzma Bodrov “The Birth of a Dream” performed by the author himself, the children’s choir “Constellation” of the city of Baikonur and the All-Russian Youth Symphony Orchestra conducted by the People’s Artist, conductor Yuri Bashmet.
To pay tribute to the flight that changed the fate of mankind, world-famous Russian artists appeared on the open-air stage: the stars of the opera stage Khibla Gerzmava and Bogdan Volkov, ballet dancers Sergei Polunin and Svetlana Zakharova, People’s Artists of Russia Sergey Bezrukov and Sergey GarmashHonored Artist of Russia Irina Pegova and Polina Agureeva, violin virtuoso Vadim Repin, young talents of the Blue Bird competition, as well as composers Alexei Rybnikov and Kirill Richter. The ISS international crew joined the congratulations as well, which got in touch with the cosmodrome.
“From space, the boundaries dividing people are not visible. Here, on the contrary, the understanding very quickly comes that the Earth is a common home for all mankind, very beautiful and very fragile,” the astronauts shared.
The majestic structures of the Baikonur launch site became a full participant in the celebration. A special contrast was the duet of the outstanding prima ballerina of the Bolshoi Theater Svetlana Zakharova in the form of a fragile white swan and violinist Vadim Repin.
The tightrope walker and Guinness Book of Records record holder Maxim Kagin walked 180 meters to the virtuoso performance of the composition “Cinderella” by Alexei Arkhipovsky by the young balalaika player Anastasia Tyurina, and the circus stars the Suanbekov brothers presented a spectacular piece “The Wheel of Courage” to the music of Eduard Artemyev from the film “Sibiriada”.
The concert was organized by the Rossiya TV channel and the Russian Concert Agency with the support of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation and the Presidential Grants Fund.
The concert is available on the media platform “Watching”.
Source: Вести.Ru by www.vesti.ru.
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