What’s on in St. Petersburg this week: 12–18 December 2016
Festivals and city holidays
Festival «Virtuosos of flute»
The Festival held in the Mariinsky II will be dedicated to one of the oldest and most romantic instruments – flute. Compositions of Bach, Mozart, Tchaikovsky, Zusman, Keller, Tsybin and contemporary composers will be performed. In addition, the soloist of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra Denis Buryakov will organize two large open workshops.
13–17 DECEMBER 2016/ MARIINSKY II/ MARIINSKY.RU
The International Festival of Contemporary Dance – Dans Nederlands 2016
The Festival includes the avant-garde dance performances by world renowned choreographers, for example, performance for the theater «Ballet Moscow», the premiere of interactive performance by OFFprojects and presentation of dance short films.
12–14 DECEMBER 2016/ CONTEMPORARY ART MUSEUM «ERARTA»/ ERARTA.COM
The Charity New Year «Fair of Wonders» in Loft project «Etagi»
The «Fair of Wonders» is a real feast for children and adults including the marketplace of New Year souvenirs, music, workshops, food and lots of entertainment.
17–18 December 2016/ LOFT PROJECT «ETAGI»/ YARMARKA.SPB.RU
Concerts and theatre highlights of the week
Concert «Prokofiev. Shostakovich»
The artists of the Mariinsky Theatre and guest musicians will perform Sergey Prokofiev’s and Dmitri Shostakovich’s compositions, for instance, Sonata in C-major for Two Violins and Quintet in G-minor for oboe, clarinet, violin, viola and contrabass, Quintet in G-minor for oboe, clarinet, violin, viola and contrabass and Piano Quintet.
14 DECEMBER 2016/ MARIINSKY THEATER (CONCERT HALL)/ MARIINSKY.RU
The Gala-concert of the XII International Folk Blues festival «Neva Delta»
The closing ceremony of the XII Folk Blues festival «Neva Delta» will bring together Gia Dzagnidze and Modern Blues Band, Eugene Lamb Blues Band, Acoustic Soul, Old Fashioned, Reflection Duo and the Argentine maestro Jose Luis Pardo. All lovers of blues are welcome.
12 DECEMBER 2016/ AURORA CONCERT HALL/ AURORA-HALL.RU
The opening of the XVII International Winter Festival «Arts Square»
The Festival will pay special attention to Prokofiev’s and Shostakovich’s music (their Anniversaries). Program of the evening-opening will be decorated by the great musical scores, and their creation was accompanied by the important events in life of their authors and of the whole country.
14 DECEMBER 2016/ SHOSTAKOVICH ST. PETERSBURG ACADEMIC PHILHARMONIA (GREAT HALL)/ HTTP://WWW.PHILHARMONIA.SPB.RU
The concert «Stars of Russian jazz: Alexey Popov quartet & Lera Gehner»
Alexey Popov and Lera Gehner, the stars of St. Petersburg jazz scene, will perform qualitative music which dives you into the unique world of jazz. All lovers of jazz are welcome.
14 DECEMBER 2016/ JAZZ CLUB «JFC»/ JFC-CLUB.SPB.RU
The play «Time and the Conway family» staged by «Takoi teatr»
The performance based on the play of the same nameby Joseph Priestley tells about people, the changes that have taken place in every person and in relations between them over time. This play will make you think about love, compassion, mercy to the closest and the reasons why life is not always fair.
12 DECEMBER 2016/ DOSTOEVSKY MUSEUM/ MD.SPB.RU
The play «Cyrano de Bergerac» at the theatre «Priut Komedianta»
The performance based on the play of Edmond Rostand tells about love of Cyrano to his cousin. The peculiarity of this play by the director Andrei Korionov at the theater «Priut Komedianta» is that it focuses on the characters and their inner world. The performance lasts 3 hours and 20 minutes with one intermission.
12 DECEMBER 2016, 10 JANUARY 2017/ THEATER «Priut Komedianta»/ PKTEATR.RU
The performance «The Seagull. Plot of a short story»
This performance based on the play of the same name by Chekhov is a premiere of young director Maxim Fominin at the stage of the theater «Masterskaya». It is a scenic journey into the depths of consciousness of Chekhov’s characters and attempt to understand the author and the text.
14, 29 DECEMBER 2016/ THEATRE «MASTERSKAYA»/ VTEATREKOZLOV.NET
Exhibition highlights of the week
The exhibition «Art for All»
«Art for All» is an international project, conceived and implemented by the Japanese artist Yukio Kondo. The main goal of the project is to give a chance to every person in the world, regardless of cultural, social and physiological differences, to understand the art and come in contact with it. The exhibition presents two series of works by master:«Reverence for nature» and «Lost human dignity», supplemented with lithographs, revealing the theme of nature, and a series of sketches devoted to disadvantaged children.
10 DECEMBER 2016 – 10 JANUARY 2017/ «ARTMUZA» CREATIVE CLUSTER/ ARTMUZA.SPB.RU
The exhibition «Panopticon»
«Panopticon» is an exhibition of Christian Gemi, street artist, known under the pseudonym C215. The master’s works can be seen on the streets of Paris, Amsterdam, Rome, Barcelona. His works are mainly portraits made with bright saturated colors. For his exhibition in St. Petersburg the artist prepared a special project.
2 NOVEMBER – 16 JANUARY 2016/ CONTEMPORARY ART MUSEUM «ERARTA»/ ERARTA.COM
The exhibition «The Hermitage in Photographs»
Traditionally one of the most important museums of the country summarizes the last 12 months: how was 2016 year for the Hermitage? There will be presented photos of the exhibitions, opening of the halls after restoration, visiting of important guests and the scientific activities of the museum in the foyerof the Hermitage Theatre. Particular attention is paid to the photos of ordinary employees.
8–18 DECEMBER 2016/ HERMITAGETHEATRE/ WWW.HERMITAGEMUSEUM.ORG
The exhibition «Before the first star»
The exhibition brings together the works of the artists from St. Petersburg: Irina Dudina, Aaron Zinshtein, Sergey Andreev, Alexander Bazarin, Viktor Permyakov, Alexei Kiryanov and others. Different art objects are united by one theme of the winter holidays. Also there will be a performance by Alexander Belov and a presentation of the book by Alexander Zudinat the exhibition.
8 DECEMBER 2016 – 9 JANUARY 2017/ PRINTING MUSEUM/ SPBMUSEUM.RU
Things to do with kids
Get acquainted with friendly huskies and make nice photos with them. Breeders and owners will be happy to tell you about their pets and share the secrets of their training. In addition, there will be organized10 thematic lectures, interesting workshops and 2 photo areas. Ticket price – 100 rubles.
17–18 DECEMBER 2016/ LOFT PROJECT «ETAGI»/ VK.COM/DOGGY_ETAGI
Children’s musical performance «Bremen Town Musicians»
The musical performance based on the famous cartoon of the same name is a bright, beautiful and romantic play tells about adventures of beloved characters, donkey, dog, cat and cock. For children of 3–13 years old.
18 DECEMBER 2016/ TEATER «MUSIC HALL»/ MUSICHALLSPB.RU
The Workshops of «Creative dacha in Central Park of Culture and Recreation (Elagin Island)
Central Park of Culture and Recreation invites everyone to fascinating workshops on creating New Year toys and decorations, postcards and candles, painting plates and making other handicrafts. Also there will be organized many interesting quizzes for both children and adults. Everyone is welcome.
9–16 DECEMBER 2016/ ELAGIN ISLAND/ ELAGINPARK.ORG