As part of sister city relations a joint concert of Youth orchestra of Karlsruhe and Krasnodar’s Youth jazz orchestra “New Wave” was held today in Krasnodar municipal organ and chamber music concert hall.
— The concert is a result of the creative cooperation of two orchestras, musicians of which have strong relationships for more than 5 years. Today, here in this hall two collectives will perform their first joint concert. This is not only an important event in cultural life but also bright holiday for Krasnodar citizens, conjoint sounding of friendship, clear proof that our cities are tied with deep relations based on longstanding cooperation. Our common big desire is that the friendship of orchestras as well as Krasnodar and Karlsruhe is becoming stronger year by year. I hope you will carry on traditions and strengthen trust between our cities, — Vladimir Evlanov addressed to participants and viewers of the concert.
The delegation of Youth orchestra of Karlsruhe arrived in Krasnodar the day before. Today the delegation representatives were received in Krasnodar City Hall as well. That meeting was led by Krasnodar City Duma Chairwoman Vera Galushko and Deputy Head of Krasnodar Liliana Yegorova.
In the course of joint concert the works of Handel, Wagner, Franz von Suppe, Gotlib, compositions “In the stone” (Maurice White) and “Peter Gunn” (Henry Mancini), music of the 60s, salsa, popular music and songs of the Russian artists were played. The joint performance lasted for more than an hour.
— Youth orchestra of Karlsruhe came in Krasnodar for the first time. The visit certainly gives impetus to the following development of cooperation between orchestras, our cities and residents of both cities. I would like to express special thanks to Krasnodar citizens for the arrangement of one week visit programme that includes general sightseeing tours, making acquaintance with cultural establishments of Krasnodar and also joint performances with Krasnodar’s youth orchestra. Music of our orchestras gives wings to the friendship of both cities, — Chairwoman of Supervisory board of the orchestra from Germany Mrs. Ute Fahrbach-Dreher said.
It is to be recalled that the first meeting of two orchestras happened in Karlsruhe in 2010 at International jazz festival “Come Together”. Since then the youth collectives actively develop friendship and creative contacts with the assistance of Krasnodar’s and Karlsruhe’s authorities.
In 2015 Krasnodar orchestra “New Wave” attended the celebrations of the 300th anniversary of Karlsruhe, and this year the German sister-city artists came in Krasnodar with a return visit.