By Alsu Gataullina
On 7 June, the closing night of the Fifth White Lilac International Festival took place at the Saidashev Concert Hall, where the Tatarstan National Symphony Orchestra was conducted by Vladimir Fedoseyev, Artistic Director and Chief Conductor of the Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra.
The hall was overflowing for the evening. Those who wanted to see the concert but could not get a seat stood around the walls and watched it standing up. In the first half of the concert, the audience heard Sergei Rachmaninoff's Vocalise arranged for orchestra. Following this, pianist Vladimir Ovchinnikov performed Rachmaninoff's Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, accompanied by the orchestra. The second part of the concert featured Modest Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition. Each piece received enthusiastic cries of 'Bravo!' from the audience.