Cultural and sports program of EXPO 2017 becomes known

Cultural and sports program of EXPO 2017 becomes known

16 February, 12:43 506 Astana
Cultural and sports program of EXPO 2017 becomes known

Kazakhstan Minister of culture and sports Arystanbek Muhamediuly during the extended hour’s board meeting described in detail the cultural program of the international exhibition EXPO 2017, correspondent reports.

"We are waiting for the global event of the year-International Expo 2017. 114days left. The extensive preparatory work is carried out. Dring three months from June 10 to September 10 the whole world will pay attention to Kazakhstan and Astana. Several million participants and guests of EXPO are expected, "the Minister said.

The Head of State charged to the Ministry of culture and sports, jointly with Astana mayor and JSC “National company “Astana EXPO-2017” to implement an integrated program on carrying out  over 3,000 events.

So, since 10 June the race track Қazanat begins its work “Etnovillage”

"This is a large object with over 20 yurts and 13 sectors where the national culture, arts, sports of Kazakhstan will be represented. There is a village of craftsmen, center of national food, traditional hunting center, oriental market “Uly Zhibek Zholy”, presentation and multimedia center and etc.,” the Minister said.

According to Muhamediuly, the capital will carry out theatre tours of La Scala and Mariinsky Theatres.  In addition, Operalia, The World Opera Competition selects the participants for final act in Astana Opera.

Under the agreement with the Chinese Embassy since June to September at the National Museum of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the unique exhibition “Cultural monuments of terracotta army of Emperor Qin Shi Huang” will be presented.

"Egyptian side will host an exhibition of artefacts from ancient Egypt. There will also be presented the funds of the State Hermitage Museum in Russia and the Association of National museums of France Grand Palais and others, "he said.

The EXPO program also includes classic open-air productions of the ballet by Ludwig Minkus «  Don Quixote»,  “Aida” by Giuseppe Verdi  and kazakh opera “Kyz Zhibek” by Eugene Brusilovsky. Also the audience will see the first Kazakhstan musical "Astana", "Love Poem" ("Romeo and Juliet"), “Dostar Sertі”.

The unique in the world of music will be the performance of Symphony Orchestra of 800 musicians  from  Novosibirsk Opera, Mikhailovsky Theatre  and Kazakhstan singers 8th Symphony of Austrian composer Gustav Mahler in the project “Sounds of the great steppe.”

With participation of stars of the World ballet International Festival”Eurasia Dance Festival” will be held in Astana 

On the stage of the concert hall "Kazakhstan" will be held the first Theatre Festival "Astana", dedicated to the 80 anniversary of nation artist of Kazakhstan Asanaly Ashimov. In the Ice Palace "Barys Astana" will be held the Turkic world song contest "TURKVIZYON".

According to the Minister, within the framework of a sports program will be held 5 World Championships, 2 Asian Championship, Cup of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan on football "Expo 2017" President Cup (Challenger) on tennis, international rally «Silk Road-2017”,  the 55th Convention anniversary of the World Boxing Council and the evening of professional boxing.

Full details of the cultural program of Expo, tickets, promotions, travel tours will be available on the special website

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