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In the Kremlin  a festival “Fanfares of Kazan” will take place

August 18, 2018

On August 25 and 26, all those having come to the Kazan Kremlin are waited for by solemn processions, virtuosic defile and grandiose performance of the composite orchestra, when the hymns of Russia and Tatarstan, works by Tatar composers will be performed by 18 orchestras.

On this popular holiday of wind music every year surprises are expected. So this year, in addition to the already beloved and familiar collectives representing the National Guard of the Russian Federation,  meeting will also be held with new participants. For the first time at the festival, three orchestras of the Central Military District of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation will perform. Foreign guests are expected to visit the Exemplary Orchestra of the National Guard of the Republic of Kazakhstan and the Mekhter Orchestra of the Istanbul Ensemble of Turkish Historical Music. The Turkish military band Mehter has a long and glorious history. Originating back in antiquity, in the Ottoman state, it was responsible for the banner and was also a symbol of the independence of the state. It is believed that it was the Mekhter orchestra that was the first military orchestra in the world.

Undoubtedly, it will add new bright musical colors, and also expand the geography of the festival participation of the Ulyanovsk State Brass Band “Derzhava”, the Variety-Wind Orchestra “Elmet”, the Nizhny Novgorod ensemble of  girl- drummers and majorettes.

You will also meet with such well-known Kazan bands as the orchestras of the Kazan Higher Tank Red Banner Command School, the Culture Center of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Tatarstan, military unit 5561 of the Russian National Guard. From the first festival year, the women’s jazz orchestra “Fantasy”, as well as the young performers: the orchestra of the children’s music school №13 and the ensemble of drummers-cadets, invariably participate in it, reports the Kazan Kremlin.

The entrance for all guests of the Festival is free!


25-th of August

14:30 – opening of the VI International Festival of the Brass Horns “Fanfares of Kazan (Kul Sharif Mosque Square)

15: 00-20: 00 – performance  of individual programs (Cannon court)

August, 26th

10:00 – the beginning of the procession on the street. Bauman (from Tukaya Square)

11: 30-16: 30 – performance  of individual programs (Cannon court)

16:30 – formation of orchestras on May Day Square

17: 00-20: 00 – a concert-place (Kul Sharif Mosque Square)

20:00 – closing of the festival





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