Sting, Valentino and others are visiting Gulnara Karimova

On October 17, 2009 under Art-Week Style.Uz-2009 project in Tashkent the opera house, named after Alisher Navoi, will host concert of legendary Sting. The ticket prices range from 2000000 to 4000000 sums (about $1100-2200). For information, this is one or two annual salaries of the college teachers in Uzbekistan.

Chief organizer of the art Week is The Forum of Culture and Art of Uzbekistan, headed by Gulnara Karimova, the elder daughter of Uzbek President. This time inviting world-wide known Sting, the art Week is going to beat record prices for such concerts in the previous years.
It has to be mentioned that last year the ticket price for Julio Iglesias concert at the opening day of was 300000 to 700000 sums, depending on the seats.

It is also worth mentioning that ticket price for the concert of Cesaria Evora, one of the most popular singers in the worlds that performed on September 1, 2007 during the celebration of Independence Day, was quite affordable – 10-25 thousand sums (8-20 US dollars).
Allegedly, all the concert prices, oriented at Uzbek elite, will generate good revenues that will sponsor charity projects of the Forum of Culture and Art of Uzbekistan.

Sting will not be the only superstar, attending Art-Week Style.Uz-2009 that will be held on October 12-17. This forum will become the meeting place for worldwide known designers from Europe and Asia, representatives of fashion houses, the owners of fashion and jewelry brands, singers and fashion paper editors. Among other prominent guests there will be such outstanding designers as Valentino, Oscar De La Renta and others delegates from Austria, Great Britain, Italy, France, Russia, USA, China, Japan, Korea, Switzerland and other countries.

This time, besides fashion, the organizers will also present other movements of arts and culture, including music, fine arts, national arts and antiques.

On October 15, Fifth biennale of modern art will be launched in Tashkent. The best exhibition halls of Uzbekistan will present modern art, attended by leading international artists and masters, as well as lectures, workshops and other. The prominent artists, photographers, censurers, exhibition managers and others representatives from many countries were invited.

The last, but not least, fact is that not everyone can afford attending all these exhibitions and presentations. According to Style.Uz, the ticket price for all 6-day event, will cost at least 300000 sums (about $160).