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5 June

June, 5 – Day 3 of Platonov Arts Festival

Richard Galliano and VYSO. Photo by Natalia Esipova

The Book Fair on the Soviet Square, Richard Galliano’s concert in Opera and Ballet Theatre, performances “An Enemy of the People” by Maly Drama Theatre – Theatre of Europe, “Forget Me Not” by French Compagnie Philippe Genty and “Platonov. The First Meeting” by MXAT School – all these events happened today within Platonov Arts Festival.

The first half of the day was devoted to the educational program of Platonov Festival. Within the Laboratory of street theatres, lessons for Voronezh actors and students of the Academy of Arts by Teatr Biuro Podrozy took place. Polish artists taught their Voronezh colleagues the smart acting in a street play and held a casting for participation in the “Carmen Funebre” performance, which will be shown on June 12, 13 and 14 during the forum of arts. What is more, one of the most famous Russian percussionists Mark Pekarsky taught a master-class in Voronezh Music College.

Book Fair. Photo by Evgenia Gorokhova


At 5 p.m. the Book Fair opening on the Soviet Square took place. More than 100 independent publishing houses from Russia and the CIS took stand in several tents. Russian Folk Choir named after K. Massalitinov performed on the opening ceremony.

At 6 p.m. in Opera and Ballet Theatre the concert of a French accordionist Richard Galliano in collaboration with Voronezh Youth Symphony Orchestra happened. Conductor – Yury Androsov. The program included compositions of Johann Sebastian Bach – Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G major, BWV 1048, Antonio Vivaldi – «The Four Seasons» - «Summer» («L'ete»), Astor Piazzolla – «The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires» - «Primavera Portena», «Otono Porteno» and Richard Galliano’s own works – «Habenarando», Opale Concerto in 3 parts. Maestro encored twice, the audience received a standing ovation. 

"Forget Me Not". Photo by Andrey Parfenov


At 6 p.m. in Theatre for Young Spectators the second performance of “An Enemy of the People” by Maly Drama Theatre – Theatre of Europe (director – Lev Dodin) was shown.

In art centre “Commune” Linor Goralik presented her new book “So that was a little whistle”, then Voronezh citizens saw a movie “The Way It Was, The Way It Won’t Be” (director – Nikolai Larin, 1917).

The second performance of “Forget Me Not” by the Compagnie Philippe Genty and “Platonov. The First Meeteing” by MXAT School also happened on June 5 in Voronezh Concert Hall and Chamber Theatre respectively.