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.
The rock musician visited the Metro-Saint Petersburg’s editorial office on the eve of her concert. She chattered about the coming performance, books and cats.
– Our concert at the Roof Place site is going to be a farewell to our Jubilee program with its focus on the strings arrangements. On the roof we will be accompanied by an octet, I think. The musicians who participated in the creation of the Jubilee tour will join us.
– Have you ever performed at such venues before?
– Never. Yet, there were simple roofs, starting with my homeroof in Kavalergardskaya street. The song “The Fiddler on the Roof” was very popular at that time. And I thought: “Why can’t I? Here is the violin, there is a roof!” Frankly speaking, that roof was sloping and uncomfortable and the main thing was to choose the right shoes. My friends and I were just walking on the roof, and it wasn’t a business in those days as it is now. The video “Ty darila mne rosy” (“You gave me roses”) by “Nochnye Snaipery” was shot on one of the Moscow roofs. A photo session with Peter Malakhovskiy, when “Nechto Inoe” band existed, took place on a roof too. Therefore, hello, roofs! Roofs are our all!
“Surganova and the Orchestra” concert will take place at “Nashestvie” festival on June 20th. Now the band leader is getting ready for the performance, rehearsing a lot and traveling around the country. According to Svetlana Surganova, she and her colleagues have no serious requirements in the concert riders, however, of great importance for them is that all the instruments should sound the way they should.
On the eve of the great event the singer told to “StarHit” how she monitored her health, which public went to her concerts, and why she and Diana Arbenina did not have any misunderstandings any longer.
The international festival in Vitebsk, Belorussia, is a recognized holiday of friendship and unity of Slavic cultures. Every year more and more popular artists come here. Some of them decide to show their premieres here. Thus the famous rock band “Surganova and the Orchestra” decided to celebrate on a large scale its 15th anniversary here at “Slavyanskiy Bazaar”.
The Jubilee tour began in Russia, but one of its most significant concerts was scheduled exactly for Vitebsk. “Surganova and the Orchestra” invited the strings of “Light Quartet” onto the stage. Svetlana herself recalled her first musical education (in “Nochnye Snaipery” band she played the violin and sang). Together with Maria Savkina and the musicians of the quartet they performed a magical introduction and a pantomime of mechanical dolls …
In this celebration there was a lot from a heater and from a friendly evening. The songs (“Belye Ludi” (“White People”), “Aprelskaya” (“April Song”), “Putnik Miliy” (“Dear Traveler”), “Osenneye Shosse” (“Autumn Highway”) and others) were alternated with conversations with the audience and the singer’s thoughts about life.
Few of artists are able to be so musical, artistic and confessional on the stage, like Svetlana Surganova! The song “Miru – Mir” (“Peace to the World”), for example, gave her a reason to express regret that people spent too much time on social networks, instead of reading a good book or listening to classical music. According to Surganova, these are the ways for an individual to become “an improved embodiment of God’s plan”! The audience answered with a storm of applause and then paper doves of peace flew onto the stage.
Many thanks to all the spectators, guests and participants of “Slavyanskiy Bazar” International Art Festival!
It was sunny in Vitebsk, despite the forecast, and we added some more sun, we hope so! On the closing day of the festival we performed our Jubilee program at the Vitebsk concert hall and after that we also performed our new song “Mir – Labirint” (“The World is a Labyrinth”) at the final Gala-concert of the festival.
Frankly speaking, it seems that we were cut out of the broadcast on Russia-1 – Nikita was probably too enthusiastic to dance with his guitar). Yet, there is a broadcast recording on Belarus-24, enjoy watching! )))
Our grandiose, we dare say – our world-wide (!), Jubilee tour dedicated to the 15th anniversary of “Surganova and the Orchestra” band concluded with a concert in Magadan, a city of significance for Svetlana.
We are guests at “Moy Rayon” (“My District”) Forum, which is a part of “Moscow Urban Forum”.
Our concert site is Gostiniy Dvor
Our performance starts at 21.00
The winners of the contests, which will be held on the site during the days of “Moy Rayon” (“My District”)Forum, as well as participants of “Aktivniy Grazhdanin” (“Active Citizen”) project, who can spend points accumulated at the “Rewards shop” for buying a ticket, will be able to get to the concert.
Today we are celebrating the birthday of the first album of “Surganova and the Orchestra” – “Neuzheli ne ya” (“Isn’t it me”), named after the title track written to the poem by I. A. Brodskiy.
The first album became the first triumph of the team!
A year after the release itwas given the GOLD status for sales on all types of recording media and a “golden reprint” of the album with a new cover and additional bonus tracks took place.
Two songs from this album – “Bolno” (“It hurts”)and “Murakami” – had been for several weeks number one at “Chartova Dyuzhina” on Nashe Radio, the main Russian rock music chart. “Murakami” was also nominated as the best rock song of 2003 according to the FUZZ magazine.
Regardless of the official recognition, the songs of this album are still remembered, known and loved by all fans of “Surganova and the Orchestra”, and this is the main reward!