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“He Ilya Rakhlin”: in St. Petersburg will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the founder of the “Music Hall”

10 Oct 2017 on the big stage of theatre “Music-Hall” will take place a concert “Theatre of the Joy of Ilya Rakhlin,” dedicated to the 100th anniversary of its founder, Ilya Yakovlevich Rachlin.

The anniversary concert will take part symphonic orchestra of the “Northern Symphony” under the baton of Fabio Mastrangelo, Semyon Altov, Maxim Leonidov, people’s artist of Russia Sergey Zakharov, Ilya Reznik and Eugene Boyko; honored artists of Russia Olga vardasheva, Vitaly Psarev, Marina Kapuro, Irina Rudakova, Anatoly Tukish and Alexander Zhurbin; laureate of all-Union competition of performers Lyudmila Vasilevskaya, winner of the Russian contest of pop Paulina favorskaya, winner of the international competition Alexei Chernyshev, Oleg Yolks, Rasul Abakarov.

In 1966 in Leningrad was opened the second Leningrad Music Hall. It functioned under the artistic direction of Ilya Yakovlevich Rachlin. From 1966 to 1988 “Music Hall” worked in the Palace of culture. Of the Leningrad city Council, and in 1988 resumed the building of the former Opera hall of the National house. In 1967 the Leningrad state theatre, Music Hall showed the audience his first performance review “No you beautiful” directed by Ilya Rakhlin. Since its first performance and for years to come “Music Hall” played a significant role in the cultural life of the country. The orchestra was headed by conductor Stanislav Gorkovenko, choreographic group, choreographer Ilya Gaft and choreographer, Igor Belsky. The music for the performances were written by composers as M. Kazhlaev, A. Zhurbin, S. polakof, D. Tuhmanov. Shortly after the opening of “Music Hall” theatre was created by the Studio has released more than one generation of singers. Suffice it to recall that from the troupe and Studio “Music Hall” was released Sergey Zakharov and Philip Kirkorov, Tatyana Bulanov and Marina Kapuro.

When the ensemble was founded before Rachlin, the question arose: how to make theatre with French charm “Moulin Rouge”, precision and synchronicity of the American “Radio city” and plasticity of the Russian ballet. The result is the first tour in France at the famous “Olympia” brought a resounding success. Touring in France, Italy, USA, Japan, Greece, Mexico, Australia, Germany and many other countries, the theater has received worldwide recognition.

Ilya Rakhlin was called his creation the “theater of joy, which always remains young.”

Leo Rachlin, Director, son of I. Rachlin: “He didn’t like the word “variety” principle. He wanted was the theater “Music Hall”. And if father had to create him for the second time, he would call “Music hall” theater of joy”.

Concert running time: 2 hours with 1 intermission 6+.