Saturday, August 19, 2017

Burns & Vysotsky set for Jan. 28

The Ulra-Scottish Society's "Burns & Vysotsky, One Soul-Two Poets" festival will be on Saturday, Jan. 28, in Yekaterinburg.

The third annual festival will feature songs and poems of Robert Burns and Vladimir Vysotsky in both English and Russian, along with accompaniment by the Sverdlovsk Philharmonic Orchestra and the Ural Conservatory, according to Mir66.

The festival will also showcase new music by young composers in the Ural Scottish theme, written especially for the festival. The boys choir "Constellation" will also sing two songs using the words of Burns.

Additionally, the festival will present the work of Scottish artists on the theme songs of Vysotsky and tastings of Scottish foods, including haggis prepared by chefs in Yekaterinburg competing in the "Week of the Ural Haggis" competition, according to Mir66.

Burns and Vysotsky wee born on the same day, Jan. 25, in 1759 and 1938, respectively, and both died in July, with Burns dying on July 21, 1776, and Vysotsky died on July 25, 1980.