• Festivals and Contests
    “MINIATURE IN RUSSIAN MUSIC” Rubinshtein 11th International Competition
    “MINIATURE IN RUSSIAN MUSIC” Rubinshtein 11th International Competition
    The task of the Contest is to introduce the young generation of musicians to the origins of the Russian performing school and to acquaint them with the genre of miniatures in the work of Russian composers of the XIX - XXI centuries. Over the past decade, its participants have become more than 200 young pianists and vocalists from different regions of Russia and neighboring countries.
    address: Arts Lyceum “Saint-Petersburg”
    Hosted by: Organizing Committee (742-95-30)
    From: 25 March 2018
    Till: 01 April 2018
  • Festivals and Contests for Children
    “NEVSKIYE PERSPECTIVES” 10th International Festival
    “NEVSKIYE PERSPECTIVES” 10th International Festival
    Festival-contest is held within the framework of the International project "Children of the XXI century", aimed at the creative and personal development of children and youth. To participate in the project invited young soloists, children's, youth and professional creative teams of different styles and genres. The festival program includes master classes, seminars, excursions and other activities.
    address: “St. Petersburg” Hotel Concert Hall
    Hosted by: Organizing Committee (8-926-292-68-60, 8-495-545-06-24)
    From: 12 January 2018
    Till: 14 January 2018
  • World, National and City Holidays
    New Year’s Day
    New Year’s Day
    New Year is one of the most wonderful holidays, filled with spectacular events, tasty treats, presents, surprises and, of course, magic. The New Year holidays will officially begin in late December, when Father Frost will visit St. Petersburg and the lights of main Christmas tree will be switched on. Traditionally the Palace Square will be the central venue for the New Year's Eve celebrations. St. Petersburg residents and guests will be able to see an enthralling program with a multimedia show and a big concert with the participation of famous artists, to attend fun contests, interactive games and to admire colorful fireworks. Throughout the holiday week at different venues of the city mass celebrations, Christmas fairs, and interactive programs will be held, presenting the traditions of the winter holidays of peoples of Russia.
    address: Palace Square, city streets and squares
    Hosted by: Organizing Committee (576-80-00)
    From: 31 December 2017
    Till: 01 January 2018
  • Art Exhibitions
    “THE VOICE OF THE TIME. SOVIET PORCELAIN: ART AND PROPAGANDA”
    “THE VOICE OF THE TIME. SOVIET PORCELAIN: ART AND PROPAGANDA”
    From “CHRISTMAS PRESENT” Series. This exhibition presents examples of Soviet propaganda porcelain from the museum collection. After the events of 1917 the nationalized Imperial Porcelain Factory began to produce cookware with revolutionary slogans, while retaining its functionality and elegance of form.
    address: Hermitage Museum. Picket Hall
    From: 23 December 2017
    Till: 01 April 2018
  • Art Exhibitions
    “WE DRAW AND PAINT IN THE HERMITAGE”
    “WE DRAW AND PAINT IN THE HERMITAGE”
    Exhibition of children's drawings
    address: Hermitage Theatre Foyer
    From: 23 December 2017
    Till: 28 January 2018
  • Festivals and Contests
    Andrei Тоlubeev Award Ceremony
    Andrei Тоlubeev Award Ceremony
    Премия имени Андрея Толубеева присуждается известным актерам и режиссерам за значительный вклад в развитие современного театра и современной драматургии. В разные годы лауреатами Премии становились Николай Бурляев, Евгений Миронов, Сергей Дрейден, Анастасия Мельникова и другие известные актеры.
    address: St. Petersburg State Museum of Theatrical and Musical Art
    Hosted by: Organizing Committee (8-905-229-41-53)
    From: 18 December 2017
    Till: 18 December 2017
  • Festivals and Contests
    “ARTS SQUARE” 18th International Winter Festival
    “ARTS SQUARE” 18th International Winter Festival
    The festival, inspired by Maestro Yuri Temirkanov, continues the tradition of the St. Petersburg noble winter seasons with splendid balls, exhibitions, and concerts. Arts festival with the participation of world stars takes place in one of the most beautiful squares of the Russian Northern Capital, artistic framing of which is created by Shostakovich Academic Philharmonic, Musical Comedy Theater, Mikhailovsky Theater, and Russian Museum.
    address: Shostakovich Academic Philharmonic, city theaters and concert halls
    Hosted by: Organizing Committee (710-42-90, 710-40-85)
    From: 14 December 2017
    Till: 25 December 2017
  • Festivals and Contests
    “THREAD” 12th Russia-Wide Folk Cinema and Video Creativity Festival
    “THREAD” 12th Russia-Wide Folk Cinema and Video Creativity Festival
    Every year the festival introduces new achievements kinotvorchestva and talented authors of works of art screen, regardless of their main profession and age. The festival - fiction, documentary, computer, animated and other films. The best works will be presented at the World Festival of non-professional movie "Unica".
    address: city cinema centers
    Hosted by: Petersburg Unprofessional Cinematographers’ Union (8-911-209-58-80, 8-911-977-22-12)
    From: 10 December 2017
    Till: 10 December 2017
  • Art Exhibitions
    “THE HERMITAGE IN PHOTOGRAPHS AND PUBLICATIONS 2017”
    “THE HERMITAGE IN PHOTOGRAPHS AND PUBLICATIONS 2017”
    address: Hermitage Theatre Foyer
    From: 07 December 2017
    Till: 17 December 2017
  • Art Exhibitions
    "MICHELANGELO MERISI DA CARAVAGGIO: LUTE PLAYER. CONSERVATION СOMPLETED"
    "MICHELANGELO MERISI DA CARAVAGGIO: LUTE PLAYER. CONSERVATION СOMPLETED"
    This is an early work by Caravaggio, who sought above all to convey the reality and solidity of the surrounding world. We can already see the elements of the artist's style which were to have such a widespread influence on other artists. The figure of a young boy dressed in a white shirt stands out clearly against the dark background. The sharp sidelighting and the falling shadows give the objects an almost tangible volume and weight. Caravaggio was interested in the uniqueness of the surrounding world, and there are markedly individual features not only in the youth's face but also in the objects which make up the still life: the damaged pear, the crack in the lute, the crumpled pages of the music. The melody written on those pages is that of a then fashionable song by Jacques Arcadelt, "You know that I love you". Love as the theme of this work is also indicated by other objects. For instance, the cracked lute was a metaphor for the love that fails.
    address: The State Hermitage Museum
    From: 07 December 2017
    Till: 25 March 2018
  • Art Exhibitions
    “GOYA. BECOMING THE GENIUS”
    “GOYA. BECOMING THE GENIUS”
    This exhibition presents the works of the outstanding master of the Romantic period Francisco Jos’ de Goya, court painter of King Charles IV of Spain and Ferdinand VII. His works in various genres and techniques differ by novelty of the artistic language. The rich heritage of Francisco Goya includes ceremonial portraits of royal family, conversation pieces of the court life, portraits of famous people of his time, landscapes and still lifes. Francisco Goya became widely known for his etchings, in which he joined the grotesque and reality.
    address: Hermitage Museum. Armorial Hall
    From: 07 December 2017
    Till: 10 January 2018
  • Sport Events
    20th “PETER CUP” International Kickboxing Tournament
    20th “PETER CUP” International Kickboxing Tournament
    address: Leningradsky Youth Palace
    From: 06 December 2017
    Till: 10 December 2017
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