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The President’s Band

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Country
Russia
Place
Main scene
Years of performances
2007 — 2016

The President’s Band of the Russian Federation is a unique band, as its history is tightly connected with the history of our country. The President’s Band was founded in 1938 as the Moscow Kremlin Commandant’s Band, and on January 11, 1993 upon the order of the President Boris Yeltsin the Band was awarded the title of the President Band. The Band is currently based in the Troitskaya Tower of the Moscow Kremlin. Since 1994, the band has been performing in a parade military uniform, specially designed for the President’s Band.

For its long-lasting history the Band has transformed the number of times, but is has always stayed the main band providing the music for the main state and public events. Today the President Band includes three full-scale orchestras: symphonic, wind and dance band.

The Band’s repertory includes all genres of music, from the ancient Russian music and the folk music of African countries, to the classic symphonies of the world.

The Bans provides the music for the official state events, and gives a lot of concerts, performing symphonic, opera, ballet, wind and popular music. The Band participated in the World Youth and Student Festival in Finland, the international military-music festivals in Denmark and Switzerland and performed at the most prestigious venues in the world, including Madison Square Garden in New-York, the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, Schauspielhaus and Friedrichstadt-Palast in Berlin, Olimpia in Paris, Teatro dell’Opera di Roma, as well as in the Netherlands, Japan, Sweden, Greece, the North Korea, Thailand and Cyprus.

The fruitful artistic cooperation connects the President Band with the celebrated Russian musicians and foreign stars, such as Ivan Kozlovsky, Irina Arkhipova, Ekaterina Maximova, Andrey Mironov, Iosif Kobzon, Oscar Feltsman, Alexandra Pkhmutova, Nikita Bogoslovsky, Natan Rakhlin, Boris Khaykin, Ivanov, Evgeny Svetlanov, Georgy Orvid, Timofei Dokschitzer, Elena Obraztsova, Zurab Sotkilava, Yevgeny Nesterenko, Luciano Pavarotti, Andrea Bocelli, Ken Hensley, Djivan Gasparyan, The Scorpions and the others.

Since 2004 the wind band of the President’s Band provides the music for the formal guard and horse guard mount of the President’s Regiment, which is held on Sobornaya Square of the Moscow Kremlin. This colorful and exiling ceremony, established in the Statutes and Orders of Peter the Great times, has become the true symbol of revival of the military traditions of our country. The musicians of the Band and the soldiers of the Regiment perform in a specially designed parade ceremony military uniform.

SCHEDULE OF PERFORMANCES
Date Time Place
26 August 2017 20:00 — 22:15 Main scene
27 August 2017 12:00 — 13:00
20:00 — 22:15
Poklonnaya Hill
Main scene
28 August 2017 20:00 — 22:15 Main scene
29 August 2017 20:00 — 22:15 Main scene
30 August 2017 20:00 — 22:15 Main scene
31 August 2017 20:00 — 22:15 Main scene
1 September 2017 20:00 — 22:15 Main scene
2 September 2017 20:00 — 22:15 Main scene
3 September 2017 20:00 — 22:15 Main scene
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