Programme of the festival OFF 2019

The OFF of the Septembre Musical Festival is from now on the sounding board of the IN festival.

Music in all its forms, of course, but also dance, humour, film screening, traditional games, workshops, culinary tastings, guided tours, conferences: in 2019, the OFF festival team endeavour to honour the Russian culture.

Several artists scheduled in the evening will also perform during the day spontaneously, animating the streets and some public places of Montreux, Vevey and the whole Riviera.

Accessible to all, free of charge (except film projections), the OFF festival thus becomes a true platform for demonstrating the different facets that make up the cultural richness of the guest country of honour.

Zlata Smirnova, who manages Russian Nights in Switzerland, will be in charge of programming and organising for the OFF Festival in 2019.

The Septembre Musical Festival warmly thanks its partners for their support of the OFF Festival 2019. They either provide funding for the programme or make artistic, logistical and technical contributions.

Sponsors

Contributing partners

SUNDAY, September 1

Montreux covered market

12:00
Opening Ceremony of the OFF Festival 2019. Presentation of the programme by Mischa Damev, director of the Septembre Musical Festival Montreux-Vevey. Performance tradition, conducted by the students of the Matriochka Romandie School, on the occasion of the September 1st celebration, which marks the start of the school year for all children in Russia.

12:30
Russian traditional music by Furor Band from Tambov (Russia). This group of 4 musicians, including Gennadiy Chasovskih (accordion), plays in the best European festivals of classical and folk music.

1:30 p.m.
Orthodox Songs by the vocal ensemble DomàDame from Neuchâtel. In the repertoire of this choir, Russian liturgical and traditional songs, some of them were later taken up by Sergei Rachmaninov. Sopranos: Olga Mota, Florine Massy; Altos: Corinne Gallagher, Vera Korolova; Tenors: Roger Flückiger, Yaroslav Ayvazov; Basses: André Flückiger, Roger Perrin

2:30 p.m.
Classical Ballet by the Russian Ballet Jewels from Geneva. Performance of a selection of masterpieces of Russian ballet, including Nutcracker. Yumi Aizawa, dancer; Nahuel Vega, dancer

3:30 p.m.
Traditional Family Game Dad, Mom and I, hosted by Sergey Fedyanin, master of ceremony from Moscow. This popular game has its own TV show in Russia. Demonstration with the possibility for the public to participate and win a prize.

4:30 p.m.
Flash Mob ‘Russian Ball’ by Ekaterina Grafodatskaya and Dmitriy Platov, founders of the legendary Officers’ Ball of Sevastopol. Immersion in the atmosphere of the Russian classical ball, possibility to participate (novices welcome).

1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Craft workshop from young to adults which will give you the opportunity to leave with a Russian doll coloured by your own hands.
Culinary tastings A small market, with a few little houses, offers culinary tastings of Russian dishes, drinks and handicrafts.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3

Montreux Covered Market

12:00 – 8 p.m.
Culinary tastings A small market, with a few little houses, offers culinary tastings of Russian dishes, drinks and handicrafts.

4 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Traditional Russian Games and Competition, led by Sergey Fedyanin, master of ceremony from Moscow.
Cooking Demonstration of Russian gingerbread production, hand-coloured by painter Natalia Grézine.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4

Grand Hotel du Lac, Vevey

10 am - 6.30 pm
Conference Innovation, openness, education, supporting young talents, a one-day event organized by Classeek. International specialists from the music industry will share their experience: talent identification, management and promotion, financial support, the benefits of arts education in schools. Full program and registration here

Place du Temple, La Tour-de-Peilz

2 p.m.
Traditional Music by Furor Band from Tambov (Russia). This group of 4 musicians, including Gennadiy Chasovskih (accordion), plays in the best European festivals of classical and folk music.
Dance by Malachit Group, Lausanne. Folk dances by choreographer Ludmila Dutruel.

5 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Traditional And Family Game Dad, Mom and I, hosted by Sergey Fedyanin, master of ceremony from Moscow.

2 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Craft Workshop for young and adults will give you the opportunity to leave with a Russian doll made by your own hands.
Culinary Tastings A small market, with a few little houses, offers culinary tastings of Russian dishes, drinks and handicrafts.

Russian orthodox church, Vevey

3 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Guided Tour of the church, cradle of orthodox spirituality, led by Father Protodiacre Michel Vernaz. Guided tours will take place at 3 p.m., 4 p.m. and 5 p.m.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 5

Hôtel des Trois Couronnes, Vevey

5 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Concert and presentation ‘Russian Romance: from Imperial Russia to the present day’ by Yaroslav Ayvazov, singer and guitarist from Neuchâtel. He conducts several choral groups in Switzerland.

Funky Claude's Bar, Fairmont Le Montreux Palace

10 p.m.–0:00
Music russian pop by Furor Band, Tambov, Russia. Director: Gennadiy Chasovskih.
Programme: Russian kaleidoscope

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 6

Collège du Lac, Clarens

9:30 a.m. – 10 a.m.
Music & games. Programme animated by master of ceremony Sergey Fedyanin and folkloric music.

Collège Rambert, Clarens

10:30 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Music & games. Programme animated by master of ceremony Sergey Fedyanin and folkloric music.

Russian orthodox church, Vevey

12:00 – 1 p.m.
Orthodox chants, St. Petersburg Glinka Choir. This exceptional choir will also perform as part of the OFF festival, conducted by Vladimir Begletzov. They will sing orthodox vocal compositions under the dome of the church.

Fairmont Le Montreux Palace

5 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Russian saloon – Conference ‘Characters of Russian and Swiss Tales’ by Olga Zhurova, history teacher, who contributes to the popularisation of Swiss history

Millésime Club, Fairmont Le Montreux Palace

10 p.m. – 2 a.m.
Dance Lounge Party ‘From Russia with Love’ with DJ EasyEvil. Immersed in the clubbing atmosphere of Moscow nights and the spirit of the party ‘à la russe’.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 7

Musical kiosk, Montreux Quay

3 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Dance by Malachit group from Lausanne. Folk dances by choreographer Ludmila Dutruel.
Folk-Rock Music by bands: Leo Schenk and Co. (folk-rock) from
Koblenz (Ger); Leonid Schenkmann: group leader, vocals, acoustic guitar; Pawel Schwabauer: main guitar, vocals; Robert Dreiling: bass guitar; Mihail Enders: balalaika, Russian accordion, harmonica. And Blokada (rock) from Koblenz (Ger), Pawel Schwabauer: group leader, vocals, acoustic guitar; Ewgenij Schwabauer: main guitar, vocals; Henryk Gunia: drums, percussion.
Craft Workshop for young and adults will give you the opportunity to leave with a Russian doll made by your own
hands.
Culinary Tastings A small market, with a few little houses, offers culinary tastings of Russian dishes, drinks and handicrafts.

Russian orthodox church, Vevey

3 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Iconography demonstration, by Natalia Grézine: how a Russian
icon is born. A professional painter, Natalia learned the art of iconography in Saint-Peterburg.

Fairmont Le Montreux Palace

5 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Russian Saloon –Conference. ‘St. Petersburg and the Swiss’, by Irina S. Ivanova, former director of the Center for Russian language and culture at the University of St. Petersburg, former professor of teaching and research at the University of Lausanne.

Funky Claude's bar Fairmont Le Montreux Palace

10 p.m. –2 a.m.
Jazz Night with ChetMen Group from Moscow. Program: Birch Forest Song; Director and Soloist: Dmitry Chetvergov and Michael Men

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 8

Montreux covered market

4 p.m.
Dance and chant by the Matriochka School of Zurich. The ensemble has won several awards at European level.

4:30 p.m.
Opera chants by sopranos Anna Herbst-Dmitrenko, from Basel, and Daria Rybak, from Villars-sur-Ollon.

5 p.m.
Popular chants (classical, folk) by the vocal ensemble The Funny Girls from Basel, winner of the international festival Voices 2019. Composed of 14 young singers aged from 3 to 20.

5:30 p.m.
Theater by Creschendo Theatre, Geneva, This drama school teaches children the basics of acting in line with the Russian tradition. Excerpts from the various plays in the theatre will be presented.

6 p.m.
Games of interaction with the public give everyone the opportunity to participate and win prizes. They will be moderated by Sergey Fedyanin, master of ceremony, Moscow.
Craft workshop for young to adults will give you the opportunity to leave with a Russian doll coloured by your own hands.
Culinary tastings A small market, with a few little houses, offers culinary tastings of Russian dishes, drinks and handicrafts.

Fairmont Le Montreux Palace

5 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Russian Saloon –Conference. "The clichés about Russia: true or false?" by Olga Zhurova, a history teacher who contributes to the popularisation of Swiss history.

This programme may be subject to modification.

CINEMA

The Hollywood cinema of Montreux and Rex and Astor cinemas of Vevey are taking part in the festivities dedicated to Russia from 1 to 8 September.

Sunday, September 1
1:30 p.m. Hollywood Cinema, Montreux
Almanac of the best Russian cartoons, (not subtitled) 6+

Monday, September 2
6 p.m. Hollywood Cinema, Montreux
Sobibor (subtitled in French) 12, 2018
Director: Constantin Khabenski

Tuesday, September 3
6 p.m. Hollywood Cinema, Montreux
Screening of theater play of Uncle Vania, by Anton Chekhov (Theater by Lensovet, St. Petersburg)
Play director: Yuri Boutousov

Wednesday, September 4
6 p.m. Rex and Astor Cinemas, Vevey
Anna Karenina (Vronsky’s Story), (subtitled in French) 2017, 12+
Director: Karen Schachnasarow

Thursday, September 5
6 p.m. Rex and Astor Cinemas, Vevey
Moscow does not believe in tears, (subtitled in French), 1979
Oscar for Best Film, Foreign Films category in 1981.
Director: Vladimir Menshov

Friday, September 6
6 p.m. Hollywood Cinema, Montreux
Spartacus (adaptation of the Bolshoi ballet to the cinema), 1975, remastered in 2007
Directors: Vadim Derbeniov,
Yury Grigorovich

Saturday, September 7
1 p.m. Rex and Astor Cinemas, Vevey
T-34 (subtitled in French) 2018, 12+
Director: Aleksey Sidorov

6:00 p.m. Hollywood Cinema, Montreux
The Night of Carnival, (subtitled in French), 1956
Director: Eldar Riazanov

Sunday, September 8
2 p.m. Hollywood Cinema, Montreux
House Elf (Domovoy), (subtitled in English), 2019, 12+
Director: Eugenie Bedarev

Address and information:
Rex and Astor Cinemas, Rue J.-J.-Rousseau 6 and rue de Lausanne 17, 1800 Vevey
Tel: +41 21 925 88 88

Hollywood Cinema, Grand-Rue 90, 1820 Montreux
Tel: +41 21 925 88 80

Ticket reservations: www.cinerive.com
This programme may be subject to modification.