St Petersburg, The Stravinsky Foyer

Concert marathon of ethnic ensembles

The ХV festival International Conservatoire Week

The St Petersburg State Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatoire

Ensembles of Russian Folk Instruments and the Folkloric Ensemble of the St Petersburg Conservatoire

Works by Russian classical composers, contemporary works, folk songs and folk tunes

About the performers

The Folklore Ensemble of the St Petersburg Conservatoire was founded in 1976 by Anatoly Mekhnetsov at the Centre for Folklore and Ethnography. Today the ensemble consists of students and teachers of the Ethnomusicology Department at the Conservatoire.
The repertoire includes old lyrics, round, wedding and calendar songs and dances and instrumental music, recorded during folk expeditions to different parts of Russia (the far north, Siberia and the regions of Pskov, Smolensk, Novgorod, Tver and Bryansk). The ensemble has received awards at many Russian and international competitions (2012, 2013, 2014). It regularly performs at folk festivals and concerts.

Age category 6+

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