07.02.11 Legendary rock musician made his first appearance in the capital of Tatarstan...


On 2 July Sting appeared in Kazan. A few years ago it seemed impossible. The night before the concert of the legendary British rock musician to become a reality. Together with the orchestra Tatar Academic Opera and Ballet im.M.Dzhalilya Sting sang his own songs and hits of ''The Police'' in the stage of "Tatneft-Arena."

Kazan heard the program 'Simphonicity', specifically for a world hits Sting have been reworked for the performance of a symphony orchestra.

Orchestra musicians Tatar Opera and Ballet Theater, invited to speak with the superstar, learned the musical material is sent well before the concert. On the day of performances held their rehearsal with musicians Sting and conductor Sarah Hicks. And in the evening Tatar theater orchestra coped brilliantly with this task, earning the praise of Sting's right during the show.

Musicians just started to set up the tools to take their places on stage as the audience, hearing the familiar first notes, has already started to applaud. Sting, who came exactly 2 minutes after the musicians, the hall has met a storm of applause. The singer bowed, straightened his arms, as if against the wind and began to sing.

The audience reacted to his every move and every note full of. The fact that all tickets for sold-out could be no doubt - a hall, which seats 10 thousand spectators, was filled to capacity.

Sting sang the famous 'If I Ever Lose My Faith In You' then presented Tatarstan Orchestra and its musicians, including guitarist Dominic Miller, a wonderful vocalist Joe Lowry, and, of course, conductor Sarah Hicks, who does not just conducted the orchestra, and danced to the music.

Conductor himself was Sting. He skillfully managed the mood of the audience, which was set up perfectly. Each song is accompanied by and ended with standing ovations, with admiring exclamations. Chorus of the next hit 'Englishman in New York' listeners know by heart and sang along with Sting. After another blast wave of applause to the singer carried a guitar, and sounded 'Roxanne'. Then sounded 'Mad about You', 'When We Dance' and finally, 'Russians' in blood-red lighting. In this song about the Russian Sting used the tune of "Romance" from Suite "Lieutenant Kizhe" by Sergei Prokofiev. 'Russians' was written during the Cold War, but still finds a ready response in the hearts of listeners.

No less bright were performed and other hits, such as, 'Field Of Gold', 'Next To You', after which Sting in good Russian announced a 20-minute break. The second part of the concert opened the famous 'Shape Of My Heart'. The song 'This Cowboy Song' remember provocative dancing cowboy singer and guitarists. Prior to the 'Moon Over Bourbon Street' Sting on stage clothed in a dark coat over a red lining, the light dimmed. The scene where the only decoration was a dark curtain, plunged into gloom, creating an image of the vampire horror stories, thanks to special lighting. 'Every Breath You Take' became the latest in the concert program, and then Sting bowed and said, ''Thank you'' and left the scene. Leave he was given a short time. The walls of "Tatneft-arena" vibrated with applause of spectators who wanted to continue.

Sting came out and sang a song that his fans waited in particular - 'Desert Rose'. The singer sang and made movements with his arms inviting the audience as if to say, ''Go as close'' and the crowd surged forward. Filled to overflowing dance floor erupted in the vip-zone and filled all the standing room near the stage. Leaving a second time for an encore Sting sang 'She's Too Good For Me' and lyrical 'Fragile'. The last song was the 'Message in a Bottle', which Sting played the guitar without the orchestra.

A stunned audience once again did not want to let go of the idol from the scene, but the concert was finished. Sting thanked the audience for a great reception, and departed. Hall stood accompanied the legendary singer, who gave the people of Kazan memorable concert.The capital of Tatarstan is another step in the direction to rightfully be called the third capital of Russia.

© Tatar-inform by Lucius Kamalov (Translated by Google)
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TarAncalime - 07.02.11
Musos...
When reading all those nice reviews I often think that Sting set up this idea of playing with different orchestras every night only for the reason that "real musos" can play together even if there were just 5 people in the audience listening...;-)))
TarAncalime - 07.02.11
Musos...
When reading all those nice reviews IMO Sting set up the idea of playing with different orchestras for the simple reason that real musicians play on stage even if there were only 5 people in the audience....;-))))))
Koncerttermet varázsolt egy arénából néhány óra erejéig Sting - a zenész, aki tavaly késő őszi fellépésére duplázott rá tegnap este, az akkorihoz hasonló, mégis egészen más koncertet adott Budapestre visszatérve. Több magyar mondat, kevesebb átkötő szöveg, egy helyi zenekar és egy karmesterhölgy: még címszavakban sem írhatjuk le ennyivel a bő két órás koncertet...
Sting and Czech National Symphonic Orchestra seemed to know each other for ages during their Wednesday evening show in Bratislava which was a part of Sting's 'Symphonicity' tour. The Police hit 'Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic' from The Police's started the show at 8.15 pm and after following songs 'If I Ever Lose My Faith In You' and 'This Cowboy Song' it was clear that there is a real symbiosis between Sting and Czech Symphonic Orchestra although he played with a different Orchestra just two days ago...

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Simfoninio orkestro garsai ir britų muzikos žvaigždės Stingo balsas pirmadienį užliejo Vilniaus Vingio parką - Lietuvoje dainininkas dar sykį pristatė programą 'Symphonicity'. Antrąsyk per dvylika mėnesių į Vilnių užsukęs atlikėjas lietuvius vėl gundė simfoninės muzikos ir savo populiariausių dainų deriniu. Sėkmingas Stingo eksperimentas, koncertuose pristatomas nuo praėjusių metų vidurio, publikai paliko puikų įspūdį - nors atėjusių jį išgirsti nebuvo tiek, kiek tikėtasi...
At the Salem Open Air, Sting impresses fans with his 'Symphonicities' project. Salem. Usually, when musicians take an orchestra with them on stage, alarm bells start ringing: This is what artists do, who lack new ideas, who bask in their former glory, who want to fill up their retiree's account. So the common prejudice says, and reality has proved it several times; think of the Scorpions or Kiss. And it is true: Just adding a sugar-sweet strings arrangement to some world-famous songs does not automatically make them better...

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Leipzig. Some painters, like the recently deceased Bernhard Heisig, consider their paintings never complete; secretly, they keep on working on them even in the museum. Sting is of the same kind, but with the difference that his musical overpaintings and revisions are openly celebrated. His overloading videos and compilations oeuvre tells of this: About a year ago, he released 'Symphonicities', an album recorded with the London Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. The album's concept was now transferred to more than 20 songs from both, the rawer Police - and the softer solo-years...

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