Breathtaking cultural programme is a hallmark of the Forum!
The welcome night will open with a concert by the internationally renowned Soloists of Moscow chamber orchestra conducted by Yuri Bashmet. Over the course of their decades-long career, the Soloists of Moscow have played some 2000 concerts, garnering plaudits in over 50 countries of Europe, Asia, the Americas, Australia and New Zealand. Yuri Bashmet and the Soloists of Moscow are a 2008 Grammy Award Winner in the category of Best Performance by Small Ensembles.
In conclusion of the night the guests of the Forum will be invited to proceed to the buffet gala dinner prepared for them at the Grand Hotel Europe. The Grand Hotel Europe has hosted a succession of eminent public figures, politicians, monarchs and heads of state in the course of its history, which goes back a century and a half. The diplomatic receptions Emperor Nicholas II gave here for dignitaries of the highest order, Bernard Shaw met with Maksim Gorky at the Grand Hotel Europe, and it was here that a young Dmitry Shostakovich played his debut sonata for Sergey Prokofiev. It is an inspiring tradition that the guests of the Forum become part of the history of the distinguished Grand Hotel Europe.
Find information about evening events on May 18-19 in coming issues of the Digest or at Cultural programme.