Twin cities exchanged musical greetings on International Day of Music

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Twin cities’ representatives marked the International Day of Music with a festive online concert, which was attended by musical groups from Russia and the UK.

An Honoured Cultural Worker of Russia, laureate of international competitions pianist Dmitry Rafailovich Arutyunov congratulated all participants of the event during a live broadcast from the Volgograd Museum of Fine Arts. The online concert featured performances by the Timyar instrumental duet from the children's art school №2 (Kostroma), Rachel Neath from Durham, who sang a traditional English folk song, and Olga Zabotkina, who spoke about the 1997 tour of the Kostroma State Orchestra of Folk Instruments to England. The Formanta group of the Institute of Arts and Art Education of Vladimir State University presented a musical and theatrical program dedicated to the history of their native land. The concert also included musical performances from concerts celebrating the 75th anniversary of twinning relations, which took place in Coventry and Volgograd in 2019. The guests of the meeting got acquainted with Russian-British musical projects and presentations uniting the cities of Exeter and Yaroslavl, Canterbury and Vladimir.

The meeting was moderated by Olga Igumnova-Lawson, a member of the Coventry-Volgograd Friendship Society.

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