Source: President of Russia – The Kremlin – English
The President was told about the construction of the concert hall. After a brief tour of the foyer, the President attended a performance by the Mariinsky Theatre Symphony Orchestra under Valery Gergiev.
Moscow Concert Hall Zaryadye has Russia’s best acoustics and technology. The interior space is transformable, capable of hosting contemporary multi-genre projects as well as classical music concerts.
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Address at the opening of the Moscow Concert Hall Zaryadye
President of Russia Vladimir Putin: Good afternoon, friends, Mr Sobyanin [Moscow Mayor],
I am pleased to welcome you all to the Moscow Concert Hall Zaryadye. In what is a true City Day gift to both Muscovites and tourists, it is today opening with a concert by world stars and the Mariinsky Theatre Symphony Orchestra.
The hall is to become the heart and soul of the one-of-a-kind park right in the centre of our country’s capital. It is to build on the inimitable image of Moscow and all of Russia. It is an embodiment of our nation’s pride in historical achievements, but also its readiness to make new creations, and to go forward, of course, only forward.
The very name of this part of the city, Zaryadye, is both very beautiful and very old. It lies close to Red Square, great monuments of the past and sacred sites that have inspired our famous fellow Russians, our outstanding composers.
One of the latter, Modest Mussorgsky, dedicated to Zaryadye a uniquely beautiful overture Dawn over the Moskva River, a work that showed Russia’s rise, development and triumph. Today, as far as I know, the piece will be performed in this remarkable hall, which was built using cutting-edge technological, technical and architectural solutions. Zaryadye is truly a concert hall of the future.
To be continued.