A great cultural program was taking place from October the 4th to October the 16th. It was the first time when the cultures of East and West carried on such an intensive and extensive dialogue on the line of Europe and Asia. The festival caught a buzz among the fine judges of music and among the mainstream audience as well. We observed in front of our eyes the “maturation” of the festival, and it infuse with a hope that in future the festival will range among the significant music festivals of the country and of the world.
An interesting statistics, or the Second International Festival “Eurasia” in facts and figures.
1 flag of the festival was fluttering proudly above the Sverdlovsk Philharmonic.
1 scientific conference, organized collaborative with Ural Federal University took place.
1 sparkling new harpsichord settled in the city special by the festival.
2 worlds premieres happened at the festival
2 flags – the flag of Yekaterinburg and the flag of Sverdlovsk region welcomed the guests.
2 charity concerts took place under the auspices of the off-program.
2 presentations adorned the off- programme.
2 Orthodox churches embraced Romanian choir “Byzantion”
3 cities of Sverdlovsk region welcomed the concerts of the festival.
3 choirs sang at the festival’s concerts
3 ensembles took part in the Festival
3 workshops were given by the participants of the festival.
4 “Guest talks” were held for the listeners and for the media personnel.
6 composers participated in the Festival’s marathon.
6 orchestras performed on the Philharmonic’s stage.
7 languages needed to understand the musicians without help of the interpreter
8 conductors directed the musical ensembles.
9 symphonies were performed in Yekaterinburg for the first time.
13 Festival’s days raced by.
14 flags of the participating countries waved at the entrance to the Philharmonic.
14 representatives of the federal and foreign mass media covered the events of the festival.
14 “Bird cherry pies” autograph signing sessions wiped off the barriers between the listeners and the musicians.
15 concerts took place at the Sverdlovsk Philharmonic
25 soloists were glanced at the festival programme
32 countries were the participants of the festival.
50 interpreters helped the guest to break linguistic divides.
69 baskets with the special black berry pies were presented to the participants of the festival.
86 volunteers helped during the festival.
100 charity tickets were given to the society of physically challenged people “Sodruzhestvo”
250 minutes is the total time of the program “ The way of water, the way of bamboo”
300 musicians of Yekaterinburg took part in the festival.
339 musicians from around the world came to take part in the festival.
469 rubles is the average price of the tickets.
550 listeners visited the concert of Mannheim Philharmonie Orchestra in Kamensk- Uralsky.
608 virtual visitors listened to the on-line broadcast of the festival’s opening.
700 small Chinese drums were taken home by the listeners of Hong Kong Orchestra.
7000 programmes for the concerts were taken by the visitors of the festival.
8553 tickets were bought for the Philharmonic Concert Hall.
16 675 on-line visitors of www.evrasiafestival.ru and www.sgaf.ru web sites were following the festival events.
In 2015 – The Third International Festival “Eurasia”. See you there!