For the eighth time in Moscow hosted the international festival “Spasskaya tower”. From the very first show, which happened in 2006, this show of military bands, or Military Tattoo, timed to the city Day of Moscow. Is it naturally (and it has become a tradition), in early September.
Despite the fact that Russia joined this global movement, festival “Spasskaya tower” stands out from similar musical and theatrical shows in scale and program, the project is unique and has no equal. Parades military bands have always aroused great interest among the public, because they represent not only musical concerts - these spectacles contribute to the development of a sense of patriotism and pride in his country's army. Accompanied by music demonstration of military training, beautiful army ceremonials and paraphernalia made the festival “Spasskaya tower” the expected and favorite holiday.
The First of these events was held in 1880 in London. This Royal tournament gathered almost all the military orchestras of the great British Empire. He has done every year. The tradition was interrupted only in the period when Europe faced shadow war. The parades ended in 1999. In the middle of the last century, namely in 1950, the first of the famous Edinburgh military tattoo. He is very personable, is held annually and collects up to 200,000 spectators. Canada joined the movement Military Tattoo in 1979, Birmingham in 1989, then was the Norfolk (USA), Sydney and others. Most of the oldest parades held under the patronage of the British Royal family. The London tournament in 2010 was renamed as the British.
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Continental Europe is also not left behind. In Paris at the time of passage of the world exhibition of 1867 was held not even a review, and Congress military bands, which was attended by musicians of the life guards cavalry regiment, who took over in that year, the first place. In France, inspections of military musicians was held on the Champ de Mars since 1840. But it was the qualifying competitions, which were determined by the best military bands, and in the year 1867, the shows have acquired international importance, though he was not in the early ones, and were timed to events.
Against the background of such a rich and beautiful history of a young festival “Spasskaya tower”, declared as international, could not strike in a dirt the person. The venue of the festival, Red square, immediately identified his status. However, the festival that marked the beginning of this great tradition and held in 2006, was held on Poklonnaya hill, and it was called "Performance of honor guard units for heads of state". All theatrical performances of the show was accompanied by a well-known and loved in our country by military orchestras. Was and sensations. Thus, the Kazakh honor guard of the demonstrated techniques of handling of weapons, and no army in the world is able to repeat them. The representatives of this former Soviet Republic all the years are great, high level of rooms is remembered and discussed in the Network.
A Colorful show of 2006 was so impressive that it was decided to hold it on a regular basis, but the venue has already been determined by the Red square, and the name of the new show got a “Spasskaya tower”. You must specify the organizers of the first show. It was the Agency “Mikhailov & partners. Strategic communication management”. The organization systematically and effectively worked to create an attractive image of the capital with the aim of attracting more tourists. The title of the festival, the show received in 2009. Now “Spasskaya tower” has a very serious sponsors. The festival with the full support of the city government and under the patronage of the Public Council.
As noted Above, what event coincides with the festival “Spasskaya tower” - to the city Day the capital of the Russian Federation. It's a worthy gift to Moscow. In this colorful show is interwoven military, classical, folk and pop. Colorful costumes of the musicians on the front catwalk, special effects and dance performances, performance of stars of the first magnitude, events and unorthodox, one of a kind, concerts, trick riding riders riding school of the Kremlin - all this can be seen here.
International military music festival “Spasskaya tower” from year to year is gaining momentum. If on Poklonnaya hill was announced the presence of 70,000 spectators, the last event held in September 2015 from 5 th to 13 th, attended by about 200,000 people. Performances began daily at 20.00, but during the day did not stop the life of the festival consisted of workshops and fairs, performances and events underthe name “ Spasskaya tower - children" flash mobs and show on military subjects, and more. Each of the 9 days of the festival was a celebration, ending with a light show and special effects.
It is Necessary to note a trend that emerged in recent years: every music festival “Spasskaya tower” has its General subject, is devoted to some historical date. For example, in 2011, the festival was dedicated to the 300 anniversary of occurrence of the regular military bands of the Russian army. In 2012 was the 200th anniversary of the Patriotic war of 1812. And musical-theatrical performance was, of course, dedicated to this date. The Theme of the show 2013 was as follows - "Reviving the tradition, the history!”. In the same year the festival played under the leadership of his mentor Shi Usina the fighting monks of the Chinese Shaolin. Show 2014, held from 30 August to 7 September, was marked by the boycott of several countries - they refused to send their musicians to Moscow. Most importantly, the script was rewritten in a short time. But the festival of military orchestras “Spasskaya tower” still took place and was held at a high level. The theme of this worthy show was the First world war. And needless to say, this, 2015, year, the theme “Spasskaya tower” was the 70th anniversary of the great victory over the Nazis. “Spasskaya Tower”, the festival of military orchestras in 2015 closed close of the commemoration of the Victory, and was held on an unprecedented high appropriate level.
Kind of the mascot of the festival was Mireille Mathieu, a famous singer from France, who became a knight of the order of the main country (of the Legion of honor) twice. It was so appreciated her creativity. A great singer in 2015 for the seventh time, visited our capital in these holidays. She missed the festival and in 2014, when she urged me not to go.
The scope of this festival is the fact that in all the years of existence of festival it was attended by about 100 army bands who came from different countries (about 40). Russia once again demonstrates to the world the openness and willingness to cooperate.
Music Director of the festival is Lieutenant General M. F. Khalil. All the years biggest international cultural project of Russia has taken the Red square. Festival “Spasskaya tower” originated and carried out on behalf of the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin. From one year to the festival arrive all the more interesting and titled teams.
So, in 2015, within the framework of the festival were the riders of the Andalusian school of their shows to date, is the best in Europe. The holiday begins the passage of the combined orchestra of all hotels military musicians on Tverskaya street. Later in the afternoon, they perform at various venues around Moscow, where they offer free concerts. Prior to 2015, China and Mexico were sent on a “Spasskaya tower” only certain folk groups, in the same year, these countries were submitted to the main military bands. On the final day a Grand show traditionally go to Red square combined orchestra of all the participants, consisting of 1,500 musicians.
To Overestimate the importance of this festival is difficult. Therefore, to musical and theatrical presentation of the 2016 active preparations began immediately after the closing of the current competition.
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