42nd Nis Music Festival started officially in front of the crowded hall of the Nis Symphony Orchestra. Nis Symphonic Orchestra presented themselves to Nis audience at the opening night, and as a soloist, the famous pianist Rita Kinka performed under the baton of the Dutch artist Josef Suilen performing Rachmaninoff 3rd concert in D minor. Nis City Mayor Darko Bulatovic, who ceremonially opened 42nd NIMUS, emphasized the importance of this festival for the City of Nis and said that cultural heritage was the largest wealth of the City that spoke of us. He praised the organization and the people who created art. The Mayor welcomed all the artists who would perform in Nis, both our domestic guests and guests from Slovenia, Greece, the Czech Republic, the Netherlands and Macedonia. “I am sure that your performances will be remarkable and that the Nis audience will be able to recognize it. I hope that tonight and next evenings the audience will be in this impressive number”, said Mayor Bulatovic. This year’s NIMUS will last until November 10th. There will be a total of 9 concerts. The organizers of NIUMUS are the Nis Symphony Orchestra and the Nis Cultural Center supported by the City of Nis.