Tickets for the festival concerts that will take place today and tomorrow, if not sold out. Although it was once the creative competition of young singers have given rise to this festival
19 singers from 19 countries will take part in the competition of young performers at the 19th international festival "Slavic Bazaar in Vitebsk". The competition is traditionally held on two days — today and tomorrow. On the first day of the competition, each performing a song performed by the composer from his country in their native language to the soundtrack, and the second — a song in any Slavic language, accompanied by the National Orchestra of Belarus conducted by Mikhail Finberg.
However, to listen to young artists every year less and less willing to: a lot of tickets and remains unsold. Despite the fact that the competition concerts — the cheapest on the "Slavonic Bazaar", stressed the cashier, which trades at the festival box office on Mayakovsky Street:
"Tickets are 15 to 20 thousand. But they do not diverge. Course, it's not Hvorostovsky and chanson. At Pauls and Stas Mikhailov is one day tickets sorted out. A young, of course, do not take, as all of these … "
DO NOT become more willing to listen to the song contest of young people, even when the second part of today's concert performances have been announced older and more well-known artists — members of the jury Ina Afanasevoj, Igor Korneliuk and chairman of this year's contest Taisii Povaliy. By the way, the famous Ukrainian singer won the same competition at the "Slavonic Bazaar" in 1993, the year.
Represent Belarus in the will be Gomel resident Denis Vershenko. By the way, many of the media emphasize the resemblance of the young Belarusian artist and Philip Kirkorov. Denis Vershenko — a student of the Belarusian State University of Culture and Arts. And this is his second, successful attempt to get to the "Slavic Bazaar": in the past he was highlighted another contender, Andrey Kolosov, who shared the second prize with a contestant from Macedonia.
Under the terms of the contest, the winner will be the young singer, who will receive the most votes in the two contest days. Grand Prix winner will get 10,000 dollars and a special prize "Lira". The award for first place is 6000 dollars, for the second — 4,000 dollars, and for the third — 2000 dollars. Moreover, in This year, the first time the jury will evaluate not only the vocal performance, but also the level of ownership by or otherwise musical instrument.
The competition results will be announced on July 15. But watch out for the competitive intrigue, to witness the opening of the new "stars" want a few.
Unpopular competition of young performers was probably due to the fact that the "Slavic Bazaar" — overly officious Festival, said Svetlana Ben, the creator of the freak-cabaret band "Silver Wedding" — original music group, which yesterday with great success at the concert hall "Vitebsk":
Svetlana Ben: "This festival is very unique and very status, he was very personable at the state level. Therefore, his conduct fits a lot of money. And that money should somehow" beat. "So before inviting performers who can collect the hall. Amid all this napyshlivastsi and lost the contest. And it is very sad that this is the case. "
According to Svetlana Ben, the provincial Belarusian audience: he does not want to buy tickets only for the sake of hope to hear something new, so people would rather go to concerts of artists "from the TV." For this reason, she says, on the festival stage lacks sincerity and nyazmushanastsi between the audience and the artists.