Year 2022

The VI Ruskeala Symphony music festival was held on July 15-16, 2022. More than eight thousand spectators visited The Ruskeala Mountain Park these days. Ten different concerts were held in the open-air mountain park: from academic music to music of the peoples of Russia, from сhurch songs to Latin American rhythms, from chamber meditation to symphonic music. A wide range of genres is a distinctive feature of the annual Ruskeala festival.

Photo by Leonid Nikolaev


VI International Music Festival Ruskeala Symphony
July 15. Day 1
20 : 00
21 : 30
The main stage in the Italian Quarry
Moscow Soloists ensemble directed by Yuri Bashmet in collaboration with Mikhail Porechenkov invites you to a meeting with the beautiful music
One of the most famous and beloved ensembles of Russia, Moscow Soloists State Chamber Ensemble directed by renowned violist, conductor, teacher, public figure, People's Artist of Russia Yuri Bashmet

Art Director, Conductor and Soloist - Yuri Bashmet, People's Artist of Russia
soloists: Andrei Poskrobko, Arina Shevliakova, Olga Kolgatina, Kirill Kravtsov, Mikhail Ashurov (violins)
Artistic word - People's Artist of Russia, film and theatre actor Mikhail Porechenkov
Mozart's Little Night Serenade; Bodrov's Reflections of the theme of Paganini's 24th Caprice in the style of Beethoven, Brahms, Tchaikovsky, Prokofiev and Berg; the musical and literary action Cloud in Pants based on a poem by Mayakovsky with music by Stravinsky, Prokofiev, Shostakovich and Schnittke
July 16. Day 2
10 : 30
11 : 30
Start the day with an open-air meditation to Anna Segal's relaxing Meditation Suite, performed live by a chamber ensemble
Ivan Fedorov (piano)
Maxim Novikov (viola)
Ekaterina Zemskova (cello)
The meditation is led by Oksana Rogova, a long-time yoga and relaxation teacher, psychologist and hypnotherapist
11 : 15
11 : 45
The railway platform Ruskeala
The upbeat music of the Russian Folk Instruments Quartet of the Karelian State Philharmonic welcomes guests to the festival!
Russian Folk Instruments Quartet of the Karelian State Philharmonic
12 : 00
13 : 00
The main stage in the Italian Quarry
We invite you to become acquainted with a revived wonder of Russian culture
The Horn Orchestra has been created in St. Petersburg modelled as the one in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries in Russia. The skill of the orchestra's artists allows the full musical texture of both classical and contemporary pieces of music to be displayed, although each member is responsible for just a couple of notes.
Artistic director and conductor: Sergei Polianichko
Russian and foreign classics in original arrangements for horn orchestra
14 : 00
14 : 45
The expanse of the Marble Canyon lake
The unity of the musical and natural symbols of Karelia over the waters of the Marble Canyon
The Kantele National Song and Dance Ensemble of Karelia
During 86 years the ensemble Kantele keeps and popularizes the best samples of national art of the peoples living on the territory of Karelia (Russians, Karelians, Vepsians and Finns)
Songs for voice and chamber ensemble, starring the kantele, the national Karelian-Finnish instrument
16 : 00
17 : 00
The main stage in the Italian Quarry
In the Year of Cultural Heritage of the Peoples of Russia, the festival will be filled with ethnic music
Alash Trio is a harmonious combination of Tuvan traditions of the art of throat singing and modern musical ideas
Bady-Dorzhu Ondar (vocals, aegil, guitar)
Ayan-Ool Sam (vocals, doshpuluur, aegil, guitar)
Ayan Shirizhik (vocals, kengirge, shyngyrash, shoor, murgu, khomus, concert host)
Works both carefully preserved in the folk tradition and created on the basis of traditional melodies
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18 : 00
Visitor centre (the old parking)
Get ready to get involved in the creative process!
The Kantele National Song and Dance Ensemble of Karelia
Large interactive performances occupy a special place among the many programmes of the Kantele Ensemble, because there is a mutual emotional "recharging" of the audience and performers
Interactive programme with the audience
18 : 00
19 : 00
The main stage in the Italian Quarry
The Cuban ensemble fills the northern summer with hot rhythms
Dariel Rene and Hot Havana Orchestra
Bachata, kizomba, son cubano, samba, salsa, bolero as well as well-known English-language covers in original arrangements by the Hot Havana Orchestra
19 : 00
20 : 00
The expanse of the Marble Canyon lake
A unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the fantastic atmosphere of male singing in the natural setting of Marble Canyon
Valaam Monastery Choir
Artistic director and conductor – Aleksandr Bordak
Church music, Russian folk music, songs to lyrics by Sergei Yesenin
21 : 00
22 : 30
The main stage in the Italian Quarry
The white night will be dotted with stars of the academic stage
Symphony Orchestra of the Karelian Philharmonic, artistic director and the main conductor – Anatolii Rybalko
Mariinsky Theatre soloist Kirill Zharovin (baritone)
Zazerkalye Theatre soloist Elena Miliaeva (soprano)
Karen Shakhgaldian (violin)
Mendelssohn - Concerto for Violin and Orchestra; arias from operas by Leoncavallo, Verdi, Rimsky-Korsakky, Prokofiev and Tchaikovsky
concert with an intermission
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