For those of you following the Official Collanden Blog, you saw this CNN Daily News update:
Collanden to hold festival in honor of the arts
Department of Culture Secretary Robin Sibelius announced today that a nationwide festival will be held in honor of the arts. Starting August 30th and continuing through Saturday of that week, the event promises to be full of creativity and fun.
"The festival will be have many of the worlds best performers, and will include performances of Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture performend by the Geneva Symphony Orchestra, Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No. 1 performend by Martha Argerich, and much more".
At the end of the festival, the Department of Foreign Affairs in cooperation with the Geneva Parks Foundation will hold an event showcasing the League of Nations members.
Depending on how long the League Summit lasts, leaders from all member nations are invited to join the celebration.
Well, due to a lack of free time, I haven't been able to post an update hear about the festival, but better late than never, I suppose! But I'm sure you know what I need to take care of first...
Shyguy from SC4D: Thank you! Planning these suburbs was difficult, but I tried to make it look as unplanned as possible.
iGod: After seeing your comment, I looked at the soundwalls and you are absolutely right. They're ridiculously huge! I'm going to use different ones from now on.
Collanden Arts Festival
All around the city, posters for the 2009 Collanden Arts Festival can bee seen, encoraging citizens to take part in the festivities. Geneva, being the cultural center that it is, hosted close to 90 venues for the entertainment of the public. Events such as the Parade of Lights, seen below, drew crowds of over 4,000 people.
The Greater Geneva Field Band (GGFB) practices in preparation for a midnight perfromance of this season's show, "Gypsy Tapestries: Weavers of Life".
Now, let's enjoy a performance of Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No. 1, performed by Martha Argerich and the Geneva Symphony Orchestra.
Next up, Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture, performend by the Geneva Symphony Orchestra:
I hope you enjoyed the update...until next time!