What’s on in St. Petersburg this week: 9–15 January 2017
Festivals and city holidays
The XVI New Year Festival
This festival includes performances of St. Petersburg and Moscow musicians of different generations and globally renowned stars. This festival is held in St. Petersburg the 16th time and It is dedicated to the birthday of the Jazz Philharmonic Hall.
12–14 JANUARY 2017/ ST. PETERSBURG STATE JAZZ PHILHARMONIC HALL/ JAZZ-HALL.RU
Bicycle parade of Ded Morozes and Snegurochkas
Don’t miss a chance to see and participate in an unusual bicycle parade. You need Ded Moroz, Snegurochka, deer or Christmas tree suit, and a bicycle. All participants should go a small route through the city center: start is in the Ingenernij park and finish is in the Palace Square. The parade closes with a party in the bar and a small concert.
14 JANUARY 2017/ INGENERNIJ PARK, PALACE SQUARE / VK.COM/BIKEDEDMOROZ
Foxes Festival in Loft Project “Etagi”
Don’t miss the opportunity to see and caress foxes, make some photos. There will be a lot of thematic lectures and films about the life of foxes in the festival.
14–15 JANUARY 2017/ LOFT PROJECT “ETAGI”/ VK.COM/FOXY_ETAGI
The XV vertep theaters (puppet theatre) festival “Christmas Mystery”
The festival “Christmas Mystery” includes the performances of Moscow, St. Petersburg, Cherepovets and Baltic countries theatres dedicated to biblical stories. There are some workshops on making New Year souvenirs in festival.
UNTIL 30 JANUARY 2017/ ETHNOGRAPHICAL MUSEUM / ETHNOMUSEUM.RU
Concerts and theatre highlights of the week
The Concert of Larry Porter Quartet
A famous US quartet Larry Portet Quartet led by pianist Larry Porter performs in Saint Petersburg. Vibraphonist Alexei Chizik participates in the concert. Don’t miss a chance to listen to good music.
10 JANUARY 2017/ JAZZ CLUB “JFC”/ JFC-CLUB.SPB.RU
The performance “August: Osage County” at the Lensoviet Theater
The performance based on the play by Tracy Letts, Pulitzer Prize-winning, discovers a story about the other side of love, when feelings overwhelm so much that people lose control and do not see the borders. This drama tells about the most important problems of modern people. The play lasts 3 hours and 20 minutes.
10 JANUARY, 2 FEBRUARY, 2 MARCH 2017/ SAINT PETERSBURG LENSOVIET THEATER/ LENSOV-THEATRE.SPB.RU
The Ballet “Swan Lake” staged by Rimsky-Korsakov State Conservatory
This ballet explores the love story. It includes three acts under accompaniment of Tchaikovsky music compositions and with participation of legendary troupe of Rimsky-Korsakov State Conservatory. Choreographic part is made by Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov.
12, 25 JANUARY 2017/ ALEXANDRINSKY THEATER/ ALEXANDRINSKY.RU
The performance “Winter’s Tale” at the Theater “Music Hall”
“Winter’s Tale” is a dance performance about love directed by Tatiana Semchenkova and Andrey Noskov. The performance is based on a story of true love, which is resistant to any change of time or death. The roles of main hero and his antagonist are performed by Andrei Noskov and Andrey Matveev. The play contains a lot of music and dances.
14 JANUARY 2017/ THEATER “MUSIC HALL”/ MUSICHALLSPB.RU
The opera “Christmas Tale” at Mariinsky II Theatre
This opera is based on the play by outstanding composer Rodion Shchedrin. It’s dedicated to his passed away wife, ballerina Maya Plisetskaya, and also to the artists of the Mariinsky Theatre and its artistic director Valery Gergiev. This opera is considered to bethe most difficult work of Shchedrin to perform.
14 JANUARY 2017/ MARIINSKY II/ MARIINSKY.RU
The concert of DiDuLya
Don’t miss the opportunity to see the star of Russian instrumental music. DiDuLya performs his songs under accompaniment of symphony orchestra.
13 JANUARY 2017/ CONCERT HALL “OKTYBRSKIJ”/ BKZ.RU
The performance “Summer of the year” at the Tovstonogov Bolshoi Drama Theater
This performance is based on the play by Ernest Thompson “On Golden Pond”. It discovers a story of avenerable family, when the family celebrates the anniversary of Professor of Slavic Studies. The main roles are played by Oleg Basilashvili, Alisa Freundlich and Varvara Vladimirova.
10 JANUARY, 21 FEBRUARY 2017/ TOVSTONOGOV BOLSHOI DRAMA THEATER / BDT.SPB.RU
The ballet “Legend of Love” at the Mariinsky Theatre
This ballet is a splendid performance by Yuri Grigorovich, the ballet libretto was written by Turkish poet Nazim Hikmet. Azerbaijani composer Arif Melikov created the ballet music. This performance is a wonderful eastern tale. It’s a vivid and dramatic ballet, where is no place for miracle.
11–12 JANUARY, 28 FEBRUARY 2017/ MARIINSKY THEATER/ MARIINSKY.RU
The concert of music band “Renaissance Percussion”
The music band “Renaissance Percussion” performs the cover versions of the most famous modern music compositions. Musicians, graduated from the percussion section of the theater, are the authors of these instrumental arrangements.
15 JANUARY, 3 MARCH 2017/ MARIINSKY THEATER (CONCERT HALL)/ MARIINSKY.RU
Exhibition highlights of the week
The exhibition “A delightful world of Fellini”
The exhibition includes about 50 costumes of Fellini’s films characters, as well as decorations, posters, photographs and other materials that demonstrate aesthetic orientations of the great film director, winner of 5 “Oscar” awards. The exhibition is dedicated to the Italian beauty full of infinite love of life expressed in cinematographic works by Federico Fellini.
UNTIL 29 JANUARY 2017/ MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART “ERARTA”/ ERARTA.COM
The museum “Retro Car Show”
“Retro Car Show” is a place with legends of global car industry. The museum’s exhibition includes a lot of collectible cars and pristine icons of world car industry. Most of them are restored. There are US cars of 20–70 years of the XX century and rare cars from Europe, Japan, and USSR at the exhibition.
UNTIL 31 JANUARY 2017/ SHOPPING AND ENTERTAINMENT CENTER “PITERLAND”/ MUSCLECARSHOW.RU/
“Tothewinner” by Roman Bogdanov
“Tothewinners” is the second installation project of Roman Bogdanov dedicated to the study of human personality. This exhibition explores the desire to win as the principle of natural selection.
14 JANUARY – 3 FEBRUARY 2017/ “ARTMUZA” CREATIVE CLUSTER/ ARTMUZA.SPB.RU
The exhibition “Another Gurchenko”
This exhibition prepared by the Museum-Workshop of Lyudmila Gurchenko and the Museum of Theatre and Music is dedicated to the unique style of the actress. Lyudmila Gurchenko was one of the most famous Soviet actresses and she was a style icon for many Soviet women. The exhibition includes a lot of costumes, and all kinds of accessories.
UNTIL 20 JANUARY 2017/ FEODOR CHALIAPIN MUSEUM/ THEATREMUSEUM.RU
The exhibition “Ivan Aivazovsky. To the 200th anniversary of the artist birth”
Russian Museum presents the exhibition dedicated to the 200th anniversary of the birth of one of the most famous Russian marine painters. It includes the paintings from the collections of Russian Museum, Central Naval Museum, “Peterhof” Museum, Sea Cadet Corps, and “Tsarskoye Selo” Museum. There are emblematic works of the painter, as well as less known works to the general public, documents, diplomas, letters, navigational instruments, models of ships, flags and much more.
UNTIL 20 MARCH 2017/ BENOIS WING (RUSSIAN MUSEUM)/ RUSMUSEUM.RU
The exhibition “Paolo Troubetzkoy. To the 150th anniversary of his birth”
The exhibition is dedicated to Paolo (Pavel) Troubetzkoy, a sculptor of the XIX–XX centuries, created a gallery of sculptural portraits of the famous contemporaries. The exhibition includes mainly works of “Russian” period of artist: portraits of Leo Tolstoy, Sergei Witte, Isaac Levitan, Feodor Chaliapin and Sergey Botkin, genre scenes, animalistic works and much more.
UNTIL 31 JANUARY 2017/ MIKHAILOVSKY CASTLE (RUSSIAN MUSEUM)/ RUSMUSEUM.RU
The exhibition “Surrealism in Catalonia. Artists of Empordà and Salvador Dali”
The exhibition discovers the art of Empordà, Catalan Valley, which became the center of the surreal art in the first half of the XX century. It includes paintings of Salvador Dali and other surrealists: Angel Planels, Esteban Frances, Eliseo Meyfren, Siegfried Burmann and others. Also the exhibition includes paintings, graphic works and sculptures by 29 artists, illustrating the birth and development of artistic phenomenon, surrealism.
UNTIL 5 FEBRUARY 2017/ HERMITAGE MUSEUM/ HERMITAGEMUSEUM.ORG
The exhibition “Epicenter”
The exhibition of artist Alexander Grekov showcases his thoughts about living conditions. It explores the fact that one place can “bury” the person or inspire him to develop. Villages Shumikhinsky and Jubileiny became the objects of author’s research of inspiration.
UNTIL 15 JANUARY 2017/ MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART “ERARTA”/ ERARTA.COM
Things to do with kids
The drawing course “Learn to draw for 15 lessons”
Don’t miss the opportunity to learn to to create a painting. This course includes 15 lessons and is based on the method of Betty Edwards. You get to know the basic techniques and methods, which were used by great artists. Lessons are held in groups and last 2 hours.
UNTIL 29 JANUARY, 1–28 FEBRUARY, 1–31 MARCH 2017/ CREATIVE WORKSHOP “RISOVALSHIK”/ VK.COM/ARTS_WORKSHOP
The Christmas Show of Gia Eradze at the Circus on Fontanka
Bolshoi Saint Petersburg circus presents the Christmas show of famous Gia Eradze. The performance discovers the adventures of the main heroes, young man, magician and clown, who try to find the stolen New Year star. The program includes the most popular performances with trained lions, reindeers, white foxes and dogs.
2–8, 13–15 JANUARY 2017/ BOLSHOI SAINT PETERSBURG STATE CIRCUS/ CIRCUS.SPB.RU
The thematic concert for students “Jazz Instruments”
The saxophonist Kirill Bubyakin and his ensemble perform some jazz compositions, tell about jazz instruments and some music secrets. The ensemble members play the instruments and learn how to understand jazz music style.
15 JANUARY 2017/ ST. PETERSBURG STATE JAZZ PHILHARMONIC HALL/ JAZZ-HALL.RU
The Performance “Ivan the Fool” at the Bryantsev Youth Theatre
This performance is a kind fairytale based on the play by Mikhail Bartenev for children from 6 to 12. It discovers the adventures of a rustic but charming Ivanushka, the changes in his life and the search for true happiness. The main role of Ivanushka is played by young actor Nikita Ostrikov.
11–13 JANUARY 2017/ BRYANTSEV YOUTH THEATRE/ TYUZ-SPB.RU
The exhibition “Living Light” at the Optical Museum
Don’t miss a chance to visit an untraditional exhibition “Living Light”. You can interact with the exhibits. Impressive installations “come alive” and become a guide in the fascinating world of optical phenomena. Exhibition is in 11 halls and includes holograms, reflections, optoclones, illusions and colorful music. Visitors get acquainted with the different peculiarities of light and can become scientists and experimenters.
UNTIL 31 MAY 2017/ OPTICAL MUSEUM/ OPTIMUS.IFMO.RU