State historical-architectural, landscape and natural museum-preserve «Izborsk»
26 June 2017

The 4th Festival of Bard Songs and Poetry “Izborsk Fortress-2017” will take place in Izborsk on July 6-9, 2017.

The organizers of the Festival are Pskov Regional Noncommercial Association “Pskov Bards”; Izborsk State Museum-Reserve of History, Architecture and Land; Pskov State University; Pskov Club of Bard Songs “Horizon”; Pskov Artistic Union “Makhaon”; Pskov Regional branch of the Union of Writers of Russia.

The Festival will start with a concert in Pskov State University (Lenin Square, 1) on July 6, 2017 at 16.00.

The main events of the festival will take place in Izborsk State Museum-Reserve of History, Architecture and Land (in the Entertainment Garden). The programme includes concerts of bard singers from Pskov and other cities, poets reading their own poems, as well as their master classes. The Jury – famous Russian bards and members of the Union of Writers of Russia will choose the awards winners in various nominations. 

The Festival will end with a Gala Concert and the handing out of awards, including Audience Choice Award. The members of the Jury of the Festival will give their performances as well.  

Aleksander Dol’skiy, an Honoured Artist of Russia, a poet, a virtuoso guitar player as well as a famous singer-songwriter will be a special guest of the festival.

The Program of the Festival:

July 8 (Saturday):

15:00 – The Opening Ceremony of the Festival.

The Hymn of the Festival. The Festival’s flag raising.

15:15 – 18:00  - Concerts of the guests of the Festival, members of bard song clubs, members of the Jury.  

July 9 (Sunday):

13:00 – 14:30 – A Gala Concert and the handing out of awards, including Audience Choice Award.

15:00 – 16:00 – A concert by Aleksander Dol’skiy, a famous singer-songwriter from St. Petersburg. 

16:30 – The Festival’s Closing ceremony. The Hymn of the Festival. The Festival’s flag lowering.

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