News in 2018

09.03.2018

MELODY ENCORE: TAVRICHESKY PLAYS POPULAR MUSIC FROM AMERICAN AND SOVIET MOVIES

More than 1,300 music and movie fans came to the ExpoForum on 9 March. The State Symphony Orchestra of the Leningrad Region Tavrichesky performed here for the first time with The Film Music Chefs doeuvre concert.

The youngest orchestra inRussia, whose musicians are 23–24 years old on average, played hit songs from well-known American Oscar-winning movies and Soviet classical movies, loved by many generations of Russians, for their audience. And while the changing videos showed breath-taking scenes on the screen, the orchestra provided live sound, obeying its enthusiastic artistic director and chief conductor, People’s Artist of Kabardino-Balkaria Mikhail Golikov.

During the first part of the concert, the boy fought robbers (“Home Alone”) to the music played, agent 007 seduced beauties (“Agent007”), melodramatic passions boiled over (“MoonRiver”, “Love Story”), and Broadway stages and a women’s prison united the female characters in glory and sin (“Chicago”). The story of the young magician brought dismay and horror (“Harry Potter”), Al Pacino’s character danced the famous tango Por una cabeza (“Scent of a Woman”) and then courageous characters attracted the attention and captivated the audience – “Pirates of the Caribbean” engaged in the search for treasure, sea battles, chases and love dramas.

Mikhail Golikov’s orchestra dedicated the second part of the concert to chefs d’oeuvre of Soviet music for movies. Georgy Sviridov (“Time, Forward”) led the call to struggle with newsreels of the 1920–1930s as a background: the new young country was built to the accompaniment of the noise of factories and fire crackling in ovens. The audience was given a chance to dream about sea voyages with Isaac Dunaevsky (“Captain Grant’s Children”), feelSt. Petersburgwith Yevgeny Schwarz (“Melodies of the White Night”) and meet the characters of “A Common Miracle” in love to the music of Gennady Gladkov.

It turned out that it is possible to hear unheard underwater sounds thanks to Andrey Petrov (“Amphibian Man”) and return to the long-drawn-out reality of meetings with him as well – with “Tango” from “The Garage” and race along the roads with the car mechanic (“Beware of Cars”). The audience yearned for a beautiful rose with Mikhael Tariverdiev’s little prince (“A Passenger from the Equator”) and easily returned to the Soviet-style “office” when “The Morning” from “Office Romance” sounded.

The musicians of the orchestra expressed the fundamental topics of love, friendship, human progress in their heartfelt performance of compositions by Eduard Artemyev (“At Home Among Strangers”) and Andrey Petrov (“Fire Conquering”) – the audience answered with a storm of applause.

The Symphony Orchestra of the Leningrad Region “Tavrichesky” will give its next concert at the ExpoForum on 15 April, presenting cantata “Carmina Burana” by Carl Orff. Five performances by the orchestra are planned from March to November.

12.03.2018

TRANSTEC 2018 PROJECTS RECEIVE FEDERAL SUPPORT

On 6 March, the Minister of Transport of Russia Maxim Sokolov signed the order to set up the programme committee for the 6th International Ports and Shipping Conference and the 14th TRANSTEC Exhibition. The events will take place at Lenexpo on 911 October.

11.03.2018

HOOKAH FANS SMOKE-SCREEN EXPOFORUM

The biggest hookah exhibition in the world, the Hookah Club Show, was held on 10-11 March in St. Petersburg. More than 6,000 tobacco product connoisseurs with more than 500 hookahs operating for them assembled under one roof.

07.03.2018

EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP IN PROFESSIONAL SKILLS - EUROSKILLS - TO BE HELD AT EXPOFORUM

Today, the Worldskills Europe General Assembly unanimously voted at its meeting in Budapest for St. Petersburg to host of the European Championship in professional skills - EuroSkills 2022, and the ExpoForum Convention & Exhibition Centre will be the championship venue.

02.03.2018

GLOBALIZATION, RESPONSIBILITY AND OPENNESS: THE ISSUES DISCUSSED AT THE PLENARY MEETING OF THE LABOU

The plenary meeting of the 2nd St. Petersburg International Labour Forum took place on 2 March at the ExpoForum on the topic Labour of the Future: Talents, Technologies, Creativity. The experts assessed global processes in economy, science and society and the consequences of digitization for the training and retraining system in Russia and all over the world.

01.03.2018

THE BEST TRAUMATOLOGISTS AND ORTHOPAEDISTS TO COME TO EXPOFORUM IN SPRING

Representatives of traumatology and orthopaedics will assemble in St. Petersburg on 1113 April for the 11th All-Russian Congress of Traumatologists and Orthopaedists.

01.03.2018

INTERNATIONAL LABOUR FORUM OPENS AT EXPOFORUM

Labour of the Future is the main topic at the 2nd St. Petersburg International Labour Forum, which opened at the ExpoForum Convention & Exhibition Centre on 1 March. The Forum combines roundtables and conferences on nine activities: from regulation, macroeconomics and corporations of the future to HR technologies, generation Z, education and occupational safety. Human Resources. Management. Safety 2018 exhibits modern working clothes, footwear and equipment.

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