A concert of the Ensemble named after A.V. Alexandrov dedicated to the 76th anniversary of the Great Victory took place at MIREA – Russian Technological University
Concert of the Academic Song and Dance Ensemble of the Russian Army named after A.V. Aleksandrov, timed to coincide with the 76th anniversary of the Great Victory started with the welcoming words by Stanislav Alekseevich Kudzh, Rector of MIREA – Russian Technological University and Viktor Ivanovich Sirenko, Deputy State Secretary of the Union State. Warm congratulations and words of sincere gratitude were said to the veterans invited to the festive concert.
One of the first pieces to be performed at the concert was the legendary song to the verses of V.I. Lebedev-Kumach, the famous Soviet poet, and A.V. Alexandrov, the celebrated Soviet composer. With the sounds of the "Sacred War", everyone in the hall rose to their feet.
Many patriotic and war-time works were performed by the soloists, chorus and orchestra of the distinguished team. And, of course, there was a song, dear to the heart of every Russian – "Smuglyanka" (The song about a Moldavian young girl). The song gained popularity during the Great Patriotic War, but it is still dear to our hearts today.
The repertoire of the Alexandrov Ensemble has over two thousand works, including folk songs and dances, classics, cover versions of domestic and foreign pop and rock hits. But the famous military compositions have always been the greatest love of the audience.
Over the past 30 years, the ensemble has had more than 7 thousand performances, including those in the most prestigious concert halls around the world. Both in Russia and abroad, it is known as the most famous military musical group on the planet.
The Academic Song and Dance Ensemble of the Russian Army named after A.V. Alexandrov has existed for 93 years. It was founded by Major General Alexander Alexandrov, professor at the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory, back in 1928.
Today Colonel Gennady Sachenyuk is head and artistic director of the Ensemble.