18 september
“We are very sensitive to everything connected with Arnold Kats. For me and my colleagues, his name represents the primacy of the artistic over the petty practicality and the commercial component. "
V.M. Kaluzhsky
14 september
September 14, on the day of the recommencement of the work of  Novosibirsk Philharmonic concert venues a press conference dedicated to the opening of the concert season and the recommencement of the VIIth Trans-Siberian Art Festival took place at the State Concert Hall named after A.M. Kats. With participation of the Minister of Culture of the Novosibirsk Region Natalya Yaroslavtseva, the General Director of Novosibirsk Philharmonic Society Alexander Bocharnikov, the Artistic Director of Novosibirsk Philharmonic Society Vladimir Kaluzhsky, the Artistic Director of the Trans-Siberian Art Festival Vadim Repin and the conductor Valentin Uryupin.