FANFARES OF NOVOURALSK-2020
The XV All-Russian festival competition of brass and jazz-pop orchestras Fanfares of Novouralsk-2020 for Rosatom State Corporation Cup was held in September 2020 in two formats at once: offline - for the jury and orchestras who came to Novouralsk and online - for the audience and some musicians.
In 2020, organizers had to look quickly for new festival formats due to the pandemic.
Fanfares of Novouralsk annual festival always represents an incredible show of orchestras marching through the streets of the city, open air musical battles between the bands, final show by a joined orchestra of more than 900 musicians performing long-prepared musical compositions. In 2020, the Novouralsk Culture Center, the Museum and Exhibition Center and the Theater of Music, Drama and Comedy became the venues of the festival for participating orchestras and jury members who came to Novouralsk at the invitation of the organizers. Audience and participants who could not come were able to watch contestant videos online on КультураУрала.РФ (cultureural.ru), YouTube channel of the Theater of Music, Drama and Comedy; video diary of the festival was broadcast by the TV channels of the cities where Rosatom State Corporation is present.
It was decided to change the Charter of the competition with due regard to the new conditions: orchestras were to make a video of the four multi-genre works constituting the competition program and send it to the organizers. Jury was working on site. Therewith, orchestras did not come to Novouralsk and were represented by their leaders only. Organizers had negotiations with TV companies in ten cities of nuclear industry, and they agreed to spotlight the 3 days of the festival. Novouralsk Broadcasting Company. undertook the preparation of the Festival Video Diaries. 62 ensembles, more than 1200 musicians, 14 territories of Rosatom State Corporation and 21 regions of Russia took part in the festival competition. Total audience coverage of the project surpassed 500,000 people.