13 April 2017, 11:14

The festival programme of this year is dedicated to the 135-year birth anniversary of the great Russian composer Igor Stravinskiy. In the space of three festival weeks, the members of Mariinsky Orchestra under the baton of Valery Gergiev are planning to give the performances in more than 20 Russian cities. The biggest music forum attracts hundreds of thousands of people every year. The concert programmes range from classical masterpieces to rarely played works performed by the most distinguished musicians of our time.

Over the 16 years of its history, the musical event has become a national symbol of culture: it is a spiritual symbol as it is timed with the Bright Resurrection, it is a patriotic symbol as it is a tribute to the Great Victory, and it is also a symbol of spring, hope and renewal.

This is the third year when Safmar provides support for Easter Festival - one of its most sounding projects.

The SAFMAR Charitable Foundation, established by the prominent Russian philanthropist and businessman Mikhail Gutseriev, is one of Russia`s leading  charitable organisations.