ФЕСТИВАЛЬ  We Thank You, Our Nation, For Our Sunny Youth!

The RIA News Agency reported that the Moscow Bard Song Festival for Youth and Children is about to be concluded. Young bards- that's wonderful. That's almost as good as mature bards and really old...

The RIA News Agency reported that the Moscow Bard Song Festival for Youth and Children is about to be concluded. Young bards- that's wonderful. That's almost as good as mature bards and really old bards. The word youth, after all, has something pure and bright about it, something almost flammable. And you can't ignore the fact that the initiator of the whole affair was the Moscow Young Tourists station.

The whole festival is turning out like a sun ray- the information about it can only be associated with purity and freshness. In the news about the young bards you can encounter phrases like "creative seeing of the representatives of the growing-up generation of bards," or "the choices were formed in artistic studios and in microphone practice on stage. And the words of the chief secretary of the organizational committee for the festival, Dmitri Soloviev, concerning the fact that the "festival attracted a wide population of participants and interested all the youth of the capital; the latter is especially important when one takes into account the problems affecting young people in Moscow today..."- these words will affect everyone- the young bards, the young tourists, and especially the problematic youth of Moscow.

More pleasant news: according to the decision of the Education Committee the festival was included into the program of the sixth festival for youth and children, "Young Talents of Muscovy," and "Young Creators into the XXI Century!" and the last round is scheduled for March 4. The Great Festival Jury, headed by the famous composer Grigory Gladkov, will carry out the verdict. And on March 11 in the Bolshoi concert hall of the World War II Museum there will be a gala-performance of the artists nominated in the festival.

По материалам: www.zvuki.ru

02.03.2000, Анна АРУТЮНЯН (ЗВУКИ РУ)