Spasskaya Tower – Moscow’s Military Music Festival

11 August, 2016

Between 27th August and 4th September, Red Square will host the ninth International military music festival.

Since its creation, over 140 groups from 40 countries have been involved in the festival. Around 1500 musicians, military personnel, and artists of various forms, will take part.

Staged with the backdrop of the Kremlin walls, the festival provides an eclectic mix of military, classical, folk and popular music. The numerous military band parades, dance shows, and laser and pyrotechnical effects ensure than this is one of the most memorable events in the Moscow calendar.  The festival has a particular mission to increase the popularity of open air marching bands.

The festival also places emphasis on cultural exchange. Each group has the opportunity to showcase their own military music and customs from their country. The festival aims to bridge cultural divides.

The charity program plays a significant role in the Festival. Vulnerable groups in society and school children receive free tickets to attend. This ensures that the audiences will be as diverse as possible.

You can purchase tickets using the following link

Lawrence Toye, currently studying at Liden & Denz Moscow.

Posted by Lawrence Toye

Привет Everyone! My name is Lawrence, I’m 21, from Newcastle-upon-Tyne in the UK, and I’m pleased to say I’m the new social media intern at Liden&Denz Moscow for the next 5 weeks. This is only my first day in Moscow, so I still have so much to see and take in! I love learning languages and spent last year living in the Middle East and studying Arabic. When I started studying at politics and economics at university last September, I couldn’t resist doing a language course alongside. Even though I could’ve probably picked an easier language, I felt Russian would be the most rewarding. I was right! Despite the frequently confusing grammar, in particular the cases, I thoroughly enjoyed it. As I’ve finished university for the summer, I decided to come here to to Liden&Denz to improve my Russian, and learn more about Russian culture. This is only my first full day in Russia, and I’m really excited to write about my thoughts, insights, and experiences of Moscow and learning Russian.

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