The international music contest festival "Moscow Spring A Ñapella" brings together singers from Russia and all over the world. From May 1 to 12, 2019, singing of various styles and genres is being performed in the most unexpected venues, including Moscow streets, squares and parks.
The large-scale festival of street music presently running in Moscow features singers and music bands from different parts of Russia, Europe and America. Over the course of 12 days, the streets, boulevards, squares and parks of the city have turned into concert stages, where talented musicians delight music lovers with their performances. There are no genre restrictions here: you will hear jazz, rock, and pop hits, as well as folk, blues, soul and folk songs sung a capella in original arrangements.
The performances of the participants will be estimated by the jury consisting of international pop stars and the spectators themselves. The best musicians will be awarded prizes, and the best of the best will compete for the main award, the Grand Prix.
In addition to concerts, the cultural program of the Moscow Spring A Capella festival includes musical performances, musicals and 1,460 free master classes. All comers are welcomed at the festival events for free.
The street music festival is held in Moscow for the third time already. Last year more than 180 musicians and bands from 16 countries took part in it. This season, 195 contestants from 26 countries will perform in its venues.
In the framework of the competition, about ten thousand choral and solo compositions will be performed. The participants fall into groups of 3 categories: small vocal groups of up to 4 people, medium of over 5 people and large ones of over 10 people.
The styles and genres of their performance are very diverse. Jazz, vocal and choral arrangements of popular classical works, folklore, pop, rock, blues and other trends will be presented.
The festival also includes various master classes, exhibitions, performances, and musicals.
Thus, for example, there will be the children's vocal school in the Tverskaya Square. There runs a dance school and a foreign language singing club for children from the age of 3.
In Tverskoy Boulevard, you will find rap master and a music carnival.
Venues of the Moscow Spring Festival A Capella 2019
More than 60 different open-air venues of Moscow will be involved in the framework of the festival. The Tverskoy Boulevard, Pushkin Square, Novy Arbat, near GUM area, Novopushkinsky Square, Pushkin Square and many others are among them.
Performances will be held at train stations, squares, in trading malls, and even on rooftops and balconies. On the roof of the Zinger Grill restaurant at the address 12, Arbat Street, you can see and hear the participants of the festival. The balconies will also be used in the Arbat Street, in particular at the Bely Restaurant and Alexander Pushkin Apartment Museum, as well as the Savoy hotel in the Rozhdestvenka Street, and in some other places.
See the festival program details here
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Author: Vera Ivanova