Winter International Arts Festival in Sochi starting next week

7 February 2020

The 13th edition of the Winter International Arts Festival in Sochi (WIAFS) is starting next week on 12 February until 23 February 2020. Get ready for 10 days of music with incredible concerts and musical theatre pieces.

The festival features classical music world premieres. Three resident orchestras – Moscow Soloists, Novaya Rossya, and the All-Russian Youth Symphony Orchestra take part in gala-concerts and theatrical performances.

Classical music has always been the highlight but the Winter International Arts Festival in Sochi has also developed a multi-genre approach. This year’s edition features for example ballet, ethnic music, jazz, video art and other art forms. Besides the diversity of disciplines, the festival also developed the multi-genre approach regarding cultures: building dialogues between different cultures: to unite the West and the East, Europe and Asia. And in 2020, the festival will hear the voice of Africa for the first time with the ethnic ensemble by Sona Jobarteh from Gambia.

The daytime of the festival is devoted to poetry contests and exhibitions, lectures and discussions, a series of master-classes… while the evenings are given to performances and concerts in the Winter Theatre.

Have a look at the programme:

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