Yesterday we presented our new video in an intimate home-like setting of Crocus City Hall. It was just as we wanted and dreamed of – solemnly and touching at the same time. Today we are releasing it to the world. We believe it will leave a mark on every soul.
“Da budet svet” (“Let be the Light”) video is more than a simple personal story. This is a real revelation about love and loss, about fragility and transience of happiness, about all-consuming tenderness and overwhelming longing. And that even in complete darkness there is always room for light.
It is set at a magic point N, far beyond a city. The main character meets a boy on a deserted road. Who is he – a real person or her imagination? Where did he come from and where will he eventually go? By and large, she is not interested in it. They are happy, together, here and now.
Words and music by: Svetlana Surganova
Directed by: Irina Mironova
This time last year “Surganova and the Orchestra” gave a grand anniversary concert at Crocus City Hall. And today, November 29, 2019, we present its audio version. Find it on all music platforms of the country!
Svetlana Surganova presented a very personal video.
Today Svetlana Surganova presented a new video “Mir – Labirint” (“The World is a Labyrinth”) featuring laconic shots instead of complex plots, lively emotions of friends as an alternative to the play of professional actors and the person, who is the most important to her, for the first time ever on camera.
Before the start of its autumn tour, “Surganova and the Orchestra” released perhaps the most personal video for all 16 years of the band.
The movie was directed by Maria Smelkova, who had already worked on documentaries about the band. This time she suggested making a simple but very real video about emotions of real people. Friendship, love, sympathy – all feelings found a place in it. There is not a single random person in the video. You will see in it: Valeriy Tkhai, the solo guitarist, with his daughter and granddaughter, Nikita Mezhevich, the keyboard player, with his wife, Sergey Sokolov, the drummer, Mikhail Tebenkov, the trumpeter, Maria Savkina, the violinist, Denis Susin, the bass player, the band sound engineer Dmitriy Stepanov, friends and acquaintances of the musicians, and, of course, Liya Davydovna, Svetlana’s mother. Liya Davydovnaafter much persuasion nevertheless agreed to star in the video with her daughter in spite of the emotions that overwhelmed her (she was on the set for the first time and was very worried that she was not an actress and needed to work for the camera).
And the meaning of this video was best explained by Surganova herself:
What is this video about? This is such a message of positivity, smiles and courage. It reminds that life is what is here and right now. Do not be afraid to show your feelings, especially sincere ones, your being in love or being charmed by someone or something. The world is a labyrinth, and if you love and you are not afraid of anything, it will lead you to your dream anyway”.
August 17, “Surganova and the Orchestra” was proud to perform at the celebration of Vyborg City Day!
The city, recaptured by Peter I from Sweden, leads its almost thousand-year history from the settlements of ancient tribes of the 11th-12th centuries.
After the performance Svetlana Surganova answered journalists questions, expressed her admiration of the Round Tower with its walls (4 meters thick!) and the medieval architecture of the city, wished prosperity and happiness for Vyborg and its residents!
Photos from the concert and from behind the stage see in our gallery!
Congratulations on the 91st anniversary of the best park of Moscow!
For us, Gorky Park is primarily associated with literary festivals, here, in 2012, Svetlana took part in the literary readings dedicated to the 120th anniversary of Marina Tsvetaeva, and the next year she performed poems by Brodskiy, Akhmatova, Akhmadulina at the “Knigi v Parkakh” (“Books in the Parks”) Festival.
The main Russian rock festival ceased its 20th roaring. The Jubilee “Nashestvie” gathered over 200 thousand spectators, more than 140 bands and traditionally turned into the greatest adventure of the summer!
“Nashesvie” is a kind of “alma mater” for “Surganova and the Orchestra” band, which celebrated its 15th anniversary last year. In 2003, thanks to the live broadcast of “Nashestvie”, which was held by “Nashe Radio”, millions of people in Russia and abroad listened to the live performance of “Surganova and the Orchestra” for the first time. After that Svetlana Surganova and her musicians went on the stage of the grand open-air more than 10 times.