First Classical Music Open Air in Minsk

On July 11, the first classical music open air concert titled Classical Music at the City Hall took place near the ‘Upper Town’ concert hall in Minsk.

The first day of the festival was dedicated to the music of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, as well as other great composers. The brass quintet Nemiga opened the concert with its performance of The Prince of Denmark’s March by Jeremiah Clarke. Nemiga is a musical ensemble consisting of five brass instruments. They have been playing pieces of classical music at various venues in Belarus for several years now. Last Saturday, the quintet pleased the audience with performances of classical music by Austrian, German, and British composers.

The musicians concluded the first part of the concert with the ‘On the Hunt’ polka by Strauss. In between the performances, the host of the event offered the audience to guess musical instruments and told interesting stories from the lives of great composers. A mime entertained the young guests of the open air.

The orchestra under the baton of Ivan Kostyakhin continued with the second part of the concert. The guests listened to opera arias from The Magic Flute, Don Giovanni, and The Marriage of Figaro. Alphorn and the orchestra performed a suite by Johann Georg Leopold Mozart, father of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

This Saturday, Belarusian pianists will perform works by Brahms, Liszt, Rachmaninoff, Chopin, and other composers at the City Hall.

The Classical Music at the City Hall concert is organized by the Idea Fund, Minsk City Executive Committee, and the Classica music house, in partnership with Velcom.

First Classical Music Open Air in Minsk

Source: TUT.BY