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22 January 2020, 16:20

Grodno, Bialystok plan joint music festival

Grodno Regional Philharmonic. Archive photo
Grodno Regional Philharmonic. Archive photo

GRODNO, 22 January (BelTA) – Grodno and Bialystok might host joint concerts to promote Belarus' and Poland's cultural legacy. Grodno Oblast Governor Vladimir Kravtsov and Poland's Ambassador to Belarus Artur Michalski discussed the organization of a joint music festival on 22 January, BelTA learned.

The project might be introduced to the public already in the autumn of 2020. The first concerts will take place at the Grodno Regional Philharmonic. The organizers have an idea of a joint performance of the Grodno Capella with their Polish counterparts. Similar concerts are also planned in Bialystok.

“The festival could become a perfect platform for advancing the cultural legacy of Belarus and Poland and showcasing talented young performers and composers. Local pop stars can also be invited to participate in the project,” Ambassador Artur Michalski said. He believes that this project will further strengthen the cooperation between Grodno Oblast and various regions of Poland and will provide an opportunity for the neighbors to get to know each other even better. Experts from both countries are currently working on the creative aspects of the event, its program and its organization.

Vladimir Kravtsov emphasized that Grodno Oblast is interested in developing the cooperation between the regions in all areas, especially since it has been productively interacting with Poland for a long while.

“We are developing joint projects in different areas, including economy. With the help from Polish investors, we are setting up important furniture manufacturers in Grodno and Smorgon. Poland also displays some interest in our logistics,” noted Vladimir Kravtsov. Grodno Oblast maintains close ties with Polish partners in the tourism industry. The international cycling route AugustVelo has been launched to connect Grodno with Poland along the Augustow Canal. Plans are in place to expand the cycling route along both sides of the border towards Belovezhskaya Pushcha. Some other projects have also been drawn up.

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