The passengers from Molovata ferry were surprised today with a classical music concert. Four young men played the violin, viola and violoncello during the trip between the two sides of the river Nistru. The musicians played some fragments from Bach and Mozart, but also some Michael Jackson’ and Sting’s songs.

Although not understanding what was going on, the travelers enjoyed listening to live music.

The recital was provided by the Moldovan National Youth Orchestra, which announced in this way the launch of a big-scale project, financed by the European Union, aiming to get the two sides of the river Nistru closer.

“This unusual promotion initiative using live music announces a very rich program, under which culture and music will draw closer different communities. European Union is very proud to be part of this initiative. As Albert Camus said - without culture, and the relative freedom it implies, society, even when perfect, is but a jungle. This is why any authentic creation is a gift to the future,” notes Fabien Schaeffer, Project Manager, European Union Delegation in the Republic of Moldova.

The “Music Connecting People” tour will consist of 10 concerts within 10 months, of which 9 will be conducted on the left side of the river Nistru. As musicians will travel to each community and back to Chisinau, they will cover almost 2500 kilometers. About 100 musicians from both sides of the River Nistru, from EU, USA, Ukraine and Russia are involved.

“Music is the best way to get people closer and the best instrument to facilitate communication. We are glad that 9 out of 10 concerts will be organized on the left side of the River Nistru,” says the Director of the Moldovan National Youth Orchestra, Andriano Marian.

The “Music Connecting People” project starts on Friday with an open-air concert at the “Casa Karaman” guesthouse in Ternovka village on the left side of the river Nistru, close to Tiraspol. Four musicians will play classical and pop music.

The project is financed by the European Union through the EU Programme “Confidence Promotion Measures” implemented by UNDP Moldova.

Contact person: Artur Corghencea, Communication and Media Relation Specialist, Tel.: 0 794 00 294; e-mail:

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