Classical music will be heard under the arches of ancient buildings

A cycle of concerts will be held in the Brest Regional Local History Museum, and at the Art Museum located in the southern barracks of Brest Fortress

A cycle of concerts will be held in the Brest Regional Local History Museum, and at the Art Museum located in the southern barracks of Brest Fortress

Several Friday evenings of classical music are to be held in the museum. The choice of venue has been deliberately calculated to take advantage of the unique acoustics created by the high arches of the historic 19th century buildings.

The first concert in the season Musical Friday in the Art Museum has been already held. Winners of national and international competitions performed arias from world famous operas, romances, and the works of Bach and Chopin. Amongst the musicians performing were the respected Belarusian pianist Lilia Batyreva, Dmitry Borisyuk and Yevgeny Novarko playing a guitar duet, Oksana Kozlovskaya on the violin and choral pieces from Lyudmila Lagutenok.

Brest Regional Local History Museum has organised a variety of events already this year to attract visitors and help the museum to be seen as a cultural destination and popular venue. Every few months, rare objects from the museum’s archives are exhibited for a short three-day event. Since June, Fashionable Thursday has been held in the building each week, offering residents of Brest the opportunity to enjoy their free time learning something new in talks and demonstrations presented by the staff at the museum. Meanwhile, at the Brest Archaeological Museum, the more active visitors have been enjoying Berestie, a series of excursions based on the idea of a quest or ‘treasure hunt’ solving clues around the ancient and historic city landmarks to reach their destination.

By Alevtina Chernovolova
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