The centenary of the outstanding composer of the XX century, born in the town of Yelets is to be celebrated on June 10, 2013. For the cultural life the Lipetsk region and Russia as a whole «, this date will be a significant event «, mentioned Oleg Korolev. The artistic director of the Mariinsky Theatre Valery Gergiev, who offered to hold a festival with concerts in Yelets, Lipetsk, Moscow and St. Petersburg, expressed his desire to take part in the preparation and holding the music festival.
The first step was to celebrate the anniversary was the establishment of new regional prize in honor of Khrennikov for the best teachers of culture and art. TN Khrennikov annual prize in the amount of 20 thousand rubles will be awarded to two teachers.
People’s Artist of the USSR, Hero of Socialist Labor, awarded with Lenin and State prizes USSR and RSFSR Tikhon Khrennikov for 43 years headed the Union of Soviet Composers. He died on August 14, 2007 in Moscow. Khrennikov is the author of ballets, operas, operettas, music for plays and films, including «The Swineherd and the Shepherd,» «At six o’clock in the evening after the War,» «True Friends,» «Hussar Ballad» and other.
Tikhon Khrennikov was buried in the garden of his house-museum in Yelets. Bishop Nikon of Lipetsk and Yelets gave his blessing FOR burial outside the cemetery.