A Russian invasion

Russian Spectacullar - Lowther pavlion
Russian Spectacullar - Lowther pavlion
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The Russians are invading Lytham later this month – but it’s with a musical revolution.

Dancers, singers and a world renowned military band will be performing the 2012 Russian Spectacular at the Lowther Pavilion on Wednesday, March 21 at 7.30pm.

And it’s hoped the unique event will help forge new links and re-establish existing friendships between Russia and the area.

For one night only the world renowned White Russian Central Band (formerly known as the Red Army Band) will be joined by guest vocalists and other soloists from the Bolshoi and dancers from the Belarussian National Folk Dance Academy in national dress for a Russian Spectacular.

The evening will culminate in a grand finale featuring The Last Night of the Russian Proms.

It’s the first time in more than five years that the White Russian Central Band has received permission to travel to the UK and Ireland. They are well known as ambassadors for Belarus and the Russian Federation but rarely have the chance to visit these shores. The band – which is based in Belarus – includes some of the best performers Russia has to offer and as one of the best known military orchestras in the world, they successfully combine traditional Russian folk music with a wide range of modern big band favourites and international music.

Tickets for the evening are priced at £17.50 and £19 (concessions available) and can be obtained from the box office on (01253) 794221.