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Yakut artists make a hit in St. Petersburg

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Classics, national music and khomus harmoniously united in a concert of masters of arts of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) "I love you, Peter's creation!" devoted to the 385th anniversary of the entry of Yakutia into the Russian state, which take place in St. Petersburg December 6 - 11.

The concert of Yakut artists in the State Academic Chapel of Saint-Petersburg was the culmination of the festive events of Days of Yakutia in St. Petersburg and presented unforgettable impressions to guests, art connoisseurs, fellow Yakutians, employees of committees of the government and the public of St. Petersburg, representatives of the theater community, educational institutions, as well as foreign viewers from Poland, China and friends from Magadan to Kaliningrad.

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The audience enthusiastically shouted Bravo for every performance of Yakut artists or recognized music by famous Russian and Yakut composers, world classics performed by the State Violin Ensemble of the RS (Y) Virtuosos of Yakutia" (led by Honored Artist of Russia and RS (Y) Stanislav Afanasenko and Honored Artist of the RS (Y) Larisa Gabysheva), Arco ARTico String Ensemble  (led by High Achiever of Culture of the RS (Y) Andrei Dedyukin) and the State Symphony Orchestra Symphonica ARTica of Krivoshapko State Philharmonic of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia), conductor - Honored Artist of the RS (Y) Fabio Mastrangelo.

The welcome toyuk was brilliantly performed by Honored Artist of the RS (Y) Aleksandr Dyachkovsky-Saaryn and the Ayaarhaan Ethno-Group directed by Honored Artist of the RS (Y) Albina Degtyareva.

Deputy Chairman of the State Assembly (Il Tumen) of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) Anatoly Dobryantsev and Chairman of the Committee on Culture of St. Petersburg Konstantin Sukhenko spoke in front of numerous guests with warm words of congratulations, emphasizing the significance of Days of Yakutia for the population of Russia and the two regions - Yakutia and St. Petersburg.


Yuri Kravtsov, Deputy Permanent Representative of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) to the President of the Russian Federation, noted that the talents shine with many faces like a diamond within Days of Yakutia, and at the concert in the Chapel viewers see also diverse "facets of art."

Everyone who visited this evening in the State Academic Chapel of St. Petersburg, received great pleasure from the concert, which was attended by leading creative teams of the Republic and soloists: Aleksandr Dyachkovsky-Saaryn, Nikolai Petrov, Dmitry Shvetsov (balalaika), Yuri Baishev (baritone), Aitalina Afanasieva-Adamova (mezzo-soprano), Grigory Petrov (tenor), Feodosia Shakhurdina (soprano), Lyudmila Kuzmina, Grigory Chernetsov (baritone) and others.

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In the foyer of the Capella there was an exhibition of famous Yakut artist Andrei Chikachev, which also aroused great interest and enthusiastic responses of the guests of Days of Yakutia in St. Petersburg.

by Alla Kondratieva

Photo by Vasily INNOKENTYEV

St. Petersburg