MOSCOW, August 26. /TASS/. On red square on Saturday opened the X international military music festival “Spasskaya tower”. In the next nine days, spectators can see performances of Russian and foreign orchestras, horse shows and a special children’s program, reported in a press-service of the show.

The program of the festival

From 26 August to 3 September at the Kremlin walls will be teams from Russia, China, India and a dozen other countries, including Turkey, Armenia and Belarus, Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan. The European continent will be represented by musicians from Austria, Italy and Switzerland, you will also be able to see their colleagues from Egypt and Chile.

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According to tradition, the festival will include a special program of the “Spasskaya tower for the kids” competition for children and youth brass bands, which will be attended by teams from Moscow and Moscow region, St . Petersburg and Rostov-on-don, and also Syzran, Donetsk, Lugansk and Israel. For young musicians master classes, themed sports and music events. On the last day of the festival will demonstrate their skills of the youth of honor guards from different regions of Russia.

The day program also will include performances of the team of the head of state, the Kremlin horse riding school and Cavalry escort of the Presidential regiment and the Chilean equestrian team Escuadra Ecuestre de Palmas de Peaflor.

Arrived in Moscow “mascot festival”, French singer Mireille Mathieu. It is already the ninth time will perform at the “Spasskaya tower”.

The memory of Khalilov

The organizers and participants of the festival intend to honor the memory of his first and only musical Director – conductor and composer of Lieutenant-General Valery Khalilov, who was tragically killed in a plane crash in the skies over Sochi on the 25th of December 2016.

According to the commandant of the Moscow Kremlin the General-Lieutenant Sergey Khlebnikov, Khalilov will be “invisibly present” throughout the festival, but the organizers of the show will not “go minor”.

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On opening each presentation will recount the fanfare and prologue, the melody for which was written Khalilov. It will be performed by the pupils Moscow military-musical school named Khalilov. The March of the festival participants will gather for the final performance medley.

Also in memory of the musician Italian band of the carabinieri will perform the composition “the Kremlin”.

A special programme on railway stations and in parks

On the first day of the show the band members traditionally perform musical works at railway stations of Moscow – Kazan, Leningrad, Yaroslavl and Paveletsky and Belorussky.

In the framework of the festival “Anniversary of Moscow” on September 2, musicians can be found in 12 Metropolitan parks.

“Spasskaya tower”

International military music festival “Spasskaya tower” was first held in the fall of 2007. In the program of the show included military, classical, folk and pop music, parade marching of military bands and dance shows, performances with guns, laser and pyrotechnic effects. Ten-year history of the event, more than 150 teams from 50 countries participated in the event.