Jazz and Movies: VDNH welcomes the new Music on the Rooftop season

17 august 2021

The Music on the Rooftop project ushers in its fourth season at Russia's No. 1 Exhibition. As before, the music concerts will be played on the scenic deck at the foot of the Worker and Kolkhoz Woman statue. This year, the programme will kick off with two events: Jazz Night and Movie Night.

The new outdoor live music season will continue until mid-September. There will be Music on the Rooftop every Sunday. The playlist includes jazz, soul, instrumentals, rhythm and blues and other genres and trends.

Lovers of jazz classics and scenic sunsets are welcome to the Jazz Time concert at 6 p.m. on 22 August. That night, the rooftop stage of the Worker and Kolkhoz Woman Pavilion will witness a performance by Colombian composer and multi-instrumentalist, the Bolshoi's lead cello Angelo Torres, Cuban pianist Fernando Sanchez and saxophone virtuoso Sergei Maltsev. The vocalist Alexandra Keosayan (Asha) will be covering such evergreen classics as Hit the Road Jack, Georgia on my Mind, My Way, My Funny Valentine, Just the Two of Us and others.

Their second gig, Movie Night at 8:30 p.m., will feature tracks from the all-time favourite Russian and foreign film scores, including Shallow (A Star is Born), Pretty Woman (Pretty Woman), Por una cabeza (Scent of a Woman), I Will Always Love You (Bodyguard), I Don't Wanna Miss a Thing (Armageddon), I Like that You Are not Obsessed with Me (The Irony of Fate), Call Me, Do (Carnival), Tenderness (Three Poplars in Plyushchikha). Joining the main line-up that Sunday night will be one of the best trumpet players in Russia, composer and orchestrator Salman Abuyev.

To find out more about the upcoming Music on the Rooftop concerts and buy tickets, visit the project's official website. On account of the anti-coronavirus restrictions, occupancy will be limited to a maximum of 50% on the roof deck of the Worker and Kolkhoz Woman Pavilion. In the event of adverse weather conditions, the performers and audience will be asked to relocate to a roomy auditorium on the first floor of the pavilion. Visitors are required to wear face masks and observe social distancing.

Premiered in June 2018, the Music on the Rooftop project quickly gained traction as a prime cultural highlight in Moscow. The outdoor deck of the legendary Worker and Kolkhoz Woman Pavilion has since seen three seasons and 47 concerts.

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