Anniversary festival "Chereshnevy Les" announces the opening 31 may

The jubilee XX international festival of arts "cherry forest" starts on Sunday, may 31, in an unusual format, but the creators of the festival are sure that it will appeal to both spectators and participants, said the press service.

In the tradition of "Chereshnevy Les", held in partnership with the Museum of fine arts. Pushkin and unite with the celebration of the birth of the Museum, which celebrates 108 years. The awarding of the prize. Oleg Jankowski "Creative discovery" will replace the online-concert in the halls of the permanent exhibition of the Pushkin's "Optimistic statements. Live" with observance of all norms of social distance between the actors.

The concert will feature the participation of Ildar Abdrazakov, Yuri Bashmet, Ekaterina Shipulina, Igor Butman, Polina Osetinskaya, Yevgeny Mironov, Valery Syutkin. Leading the evening will be Ingeborga Dapkunaite and Mikhail Shvydkoi.

In addition to the performances the audience will enjoy several pleasant surprises – special inclusion of choreographer Boris Eifman from St. Petersburg, a writer and Director Rezo Gabriadze in Tbilisi, the President of the "Foundation Franco Zeffirelli" - Pippo Zeffirelli is from Florence. Stream of concert on TV.

Will be held and the annual tradition of the festival is planting of wild cherry trees. This year saplings of black cherry will be delivered will be delivered to friends of the festival, and the trees will now bloom and near their homes. Already participated in the landing: Ildar Abdrazakov, Yuri Bashmet, Dmitry Peskov, Tatiana Navka, Sati and Vladimir Spivakov, Alexander Kibovsky, Denis Matsuev, Ekaterina Shipulina, Tsiskaridze, the family of Anton Tabakov and others. During the festival were planted 8 228 seedlings, and this year it's going to add a few hundred.