On the first evening of the Festival in the Great Hall of the Music of Edward Elgar and Benjamin Britten. Honoured Ensemble and Maestro Temirkanov will perform elgarovskuyu overture "Cockaigne" (1901), and the famous variations "Enigma" (1899). A 15-minute overture, colorful and full of life sound portrait of Edwardian London, became especially popular after November 1971, when the London Symphony Orchestra performed it under the control of the 68th British Prime Minister Edward Heath. Variations "Enigma", in which the names of the abbreviation is hidden a series of portraits of friends and acquaintances of the composer, immediately after the premiere became one the most frequently performed works of Elgar.
Created in 1939 brittenovsky cycle for high voice and strings "Les Illuminations" («Illuminations") on Arthur Rimbaud poems will be performed by debutant festival, laureate of international competitions Olga Peretyatko.