Symphony CINEMA

Cool performance of the legendary songs of Viktor Tsoi and the Kino group

"KINO" with a symphony orchestra: 80s rock with Yuri Kasparyan

October 7, 2010 in Moscow on the stage of the Sports Complex "Olympiyskiy" was held a mega concert "20 years without Viktor Tsoi". The young composer Igor Vdovin wrote several orchestral versions of the famous songs of the Kino group. The audience accepted the compositions with a bang. After that festival, it was decided to create a whole project, connecting Yuri Kasparyan, the guitarist of Kino, to it.

The work continued for two years. The official start of the project was timed to coincide with the 50th anniversary of Viktor Tsoi. On June 21, 2012 Symphonic Cinema performed for the first time in front of the general public at the Oktyabrsky Concert Hall in St. Petersburg. The Orchestra of the State Hermitage, led by a specially invited Italian conductor Fabio Mastrangelo, sounded.

All significant representatives of the press of the Northern capital, who write on musical topics, gathered for the memorable event. Rockers of different generations: those who personally knew Tsoi and those who grew up on his songs after the death of the star. At the end of the performance, the hall stood up, bathing the musicians in applause. Such success again proved that Tsoi and Kino are phenomena in national culture, and the army of fans is only increasing.

The success of the project is largely due to Kasparyan's guitar parts, which combine the classic "cine" sound of songs familiar to everyone and the strict solemnity of classical instruments. Tsoi's relatives supported Vdovin's idea. And Victor's son, Alexander, is the producer of the project and is the author of the video sequence broadcast on the screens during the performances of the "Symphonic Cinema". In recent years, the well-known conductor from Yekaterinburg, Anton Shaburov, has led the orchestras that perform with the project.

Participants of the Symphonic Cinema project

Viktor Tsoi

Viktor Tsoi
Viktor Tsoi

He is called the last romantic of the Soviet era. Viktor Tsoi is an idol, a cult, a legend. His songs, which sounded in a new way in the arrangement of the Symphonic Cinema project, were ahead of their time. He is a real hero, a citizen, a unique poet, whose work will undoubtedly be appreciated by generations of the distant future.

Yuri Kasparyan

Yuri Kasparyan and Viktor Tsoi
Yuri Kasparyan and Viktor Tsoi

The permanent guitarist of the Kino group since 1982. He was a musician in the group of Sergei Kuryokhin "Pop-mechanics". Through his efforts, the Black Album was released, songs from which, according to rumors, Choi listened to in the car on the day of his death. Kasparyan completely finished them.

The presence of Yuri in the "Symphonic Cinema" gives the project some kind of mysticism, a sense of deja vu, a journey into the past, where Tsoi is alive and collects full stadiums. “The most important thing in all this is the participation of the guitarist of the Kino group Yuri Kasparyan, a “native speaker,” Igor Vdovin said in an interview.

Igor Vdovin

Igor Vdovin
Igor Vdovin

This is one of the most "unformatted" Russian composers of our time. He became famous as the author of music for the films Goddess: How I Loved, Garpastum, Swordsman, Invasion and others. Nominated for the Nika award. Igor also sang in the first composition of Leningrad, being one of the founders of the group.

In his piggy bank is cooperation with Auktyon, Zemfira, the Hummingbird group and other domestic bands. "Symphonic Cinema" is the composer's second large-scale project after "Fathers of Hydrogen". released four albums of instrumental music.

Anton Shaburov

Anton Shaburov
Anton Shaburov

Anton Shaburov graduated with honors from the Moscow and Ural conservatories. In 2016, he became artistic director and conductor of the Far Eastern Symphony Orchestra. As a guest conductor, he performed with the Mariinsky Theater Orchestra, the philharmonic orchestras of Arkhangelsk, Kostroma, Kemerovo, Yekaterinburg and many other Russian cities. Repeatedly conducted orchestras from Europe. Winner of prestigious international awards.

Alexander Tsoi

Alexander Tsoi
Alexander Tsoi

Son of Viktor and Marianna Tsoi. Rock musician, designer. Without his participation, the Symphonic Cinema project would hardly have taken place. Alexander does not consider it as a commercial project. According to him, all the main participants work because of their great love for the work of Kino.


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