На Міжнародным фестывалі Юрыя Башмета ў Мінску. Фота А. Манчук. БЕЛТА
At the Yury Bashmet International Festival in Minsk. Photo by Oksana Manchuk. BELTA
Канцэрт хору ім. Г.І. Цітовіча ў Гомелі. Фота С. Халадзіліна. БЕЛТА
Concert choir them. G.I. Tsitovich in Gomel. Photo by S. Kholodilin. BELTA
Свята музыкі ў Заслаўі. Фота А. Манчук. БЕЛТА
Holiday music in Zaslavl. Photo by O. Manchuk. BELTA
Музычны форум "Мінская вясна-2015". Фота А. Манчук. БЕЛТА
Music Forum "Minsk Spring-2015". Photo by O. Manchuk. BELTA
Канцэрт аркестра М. Фінберга на МТЗ. Фота А. Пакумейкі. БЕЛТА
Concert orchestra of M. Finberg at MTZ. Photo by A. Pokumeyko. BELTA
На"Славянскім базары". Віцебск. Фота А. Хітрова. БЕЛТА
On the "Slavonic Bazaar". Vitebsk. Photo by A. Khitrov. BELTA
Modern Belarusian music aims to preserve rich national traditions developing popular musical styles and directions. The pieces of Belarusian music along with world classic and pop music are performed by professional and amateur musicians.
Belarusian musical art is characterized by a high professional level. The country has unique school for composers and performers: the Belarusian Academy of Music and the Belarusian State University of Culture and Arts.
The Belarusian State Philharmonic Society is the main concert organization of our country. It’s a birthplace of academic, folklore, orchestra, choral, choreographic, jazz, pop and chamber bands.
Belorusskij soyuz muzy'kal'ny'x deyatelej (The Belarusian Union of Musicians) and Belorusskij soyuz kompozitorov (the Belarusian Union of Composers) promote the development of country’s musical and concert life.
Musical and theatrical life of the country is connected with the activity of the National Academic Bolshoi Opera and Ballet Theater of the Republic of Belarus and Belorusskogo gosudarstvennogo akademicheskogo muzy'kal'nogo teatra (the Belarusian State Academic Musical Theater). They stage the plays of Belarusian, Russian and West European composers.
The most popular musical bands of the country are:
- Gosudarstvennaya akademicheskaya xorovaya kapella im. G. Shirmy' (Grigory Shirma State Academic Choir of Belarus)
- National Concert Orchestra of Belarus led by Mikhail Finberg
- Presidential Orchestra of the Republic of Belarus
- State Academic Symphony Orchestra
- Vokal'naya gruppa «Chisty'j golos» (Vocal band "Chisty Golos")
- Vokal'ny'j ansambl' «Kamerata» (Voice band "Kamerata")
Belarusian show business has different styles and stylistic directions: pop music (performers – Inna Afanasieva, Irina Dorofeeva, Nikolay Skorikov, Petr Elfimov, Iskui Abalyan, Alyona Lanskaya and others), rock music (J: МОРС, BEZ BILETA, N.R.M.), folk and ethno music (Troitsa, KRIWI).
National musical instruments accompany the performances of numerous contemporary artists. Belarus is known for its musical festivals. Belarusian medieval music is performed by the bands Stary Olsa and Palac (Palats), which recorded the Belarusian-language anthem for the hockey club “Dinamo-Minsk” in 2010.
The musical life of Belarus is famous for its festivals, opening to their listeners new names and performers, defining the direction of development of the art of Belarusian music and popularizing musical culture in general.
The genre palette of festivals is diverse. In addition to events dedicated to pop music, blues, jazz, rock and roll, there are festivals of sacred, organ, chamber and academic music.
Among numerous music events the most significant are "Belarusian Musical Autumn", Yuri Bashmet International Music Festival, International Music Festival "Golden Hit" in Mogilev, Festival of Chamber Music "Muses of Nesvizh" and, of course, International Festival “Slavonic Bazaar” in Vitebsk.