• Festivals and Contests
    5th Autumn Musical Marathon
    5th Autumn Musical Marathon
    The St. Petersburg Symphony Orchestra conducted by Sergei Stadler, People’s Artist of Russia, will again invite listeners to become participants in the annual music marathon. In 2018, he will be dedicated to the symphonic poems of Franz Liszt. In one evening, 14 musical narrations will be performed on the stage of the State Academic Capella, among which the most famous poems - “Preludes”, “Prometheus”, “Orpheus”, “Battle of the Huns” and rarely performed works.
    address: St. Petersburg Academic State Capella
    Hosted by: Organizing Committee (779-10-90, 314-10-58)
    From: 08 December 2018
    Till: 08 December 2018
  • Art Exhibitions
    “DO NOT BELIEVE YOUR EYES. TROMPE-L’OEIL IN ART”
    “DO NOT BELIEVE YOUR EYES. TROMPE-L’OEIL IN ART”
    The exhibition shows around 700 items from the State Hermitage’s collection, including paintings and works of graphic art, sculpture, articles made from silver, glass and semiprecious stone, various fabrics and pieces of furniture. The Hermitage collection makes it possible to present the history of the genesis of trompe l’oeil works in the cultures of the ancient world and to show the diverse forms they have taken in art from the 14th century to the early 20th. Trompe l’oeil means the illusory reproduction of real-life objects by artistic methods, giving the viewer the impression of the actual thing being present rather than a depiction. The display is based on the juxtaposing of objects, illusory and real. Viewers are invited to take part in an intriguing game of “spot the deception”.
    address: Hermitage Museum. Small Hermitage Manege
    From: 08 December 2018
    Till: 10 March 2019
  • Festivals and Contests
    “CHRISTMAS PARADE - 2018” 25th Interregional Festival of Non-State Theaters and Theater Projects
    “CHRISTMAS PARADE - 2018” 25th Interregional Festival of Non-State Theaters and Theater Projects
    In 2018, the Christmas Parade will celebrate its 25th anniversary. One of the oldest St. Petersburg festivals was created to support non-state theaters, theater studios and theater associations, whose work goes beyond the textbook framework of classical performances. Among the first winners were Andrei Moguchy, Yuri Butusov, Viktor Kramer, Grigory Dityakovsky, Mikhail Porechenkov, Mikhail Trukhin, Konstantin Khabensky and many other famous actors and directors. The jubilee program will present the whole variety of searches for today's performing arts. The festival will open with the performance “Fantasies of Faryatev” by the Theater Company “New Theater” (Voronezh).
    address: Konstantin Stanislavsky House of Actor, “Kukolniy Format” Theater, “Osobnyak” St. Petersburg Theater, Malyshchitsky Chamber Theater, Vera Komissarzhevskaya Academic Drama Theater, “Baltic House” Theater-Festival
    Hosted by: Organizing Committee (272-32-75, 272-45-37)
    From: 08 December 2018
    Till: 19 December 2018
  • Festivals and contests for a family audience
    "BEST CLOWNS OF THE WORLD" International Festival
    "BEST CLOWNS OF THE WORLD" International Festival
    The festival, dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the Russian State Circus, will be a real gift for Petersburgers and guests of our city. Children and adults will have an unforgettable meeting with the magic art of the circus, which is filled with bright colors, an atmosphere of fun and happiness. For three days the best clowns from Russia, Italy, Austria, Portugal and Brazil will perform at the glorified arena. The program will be decorated with the performance of the Royal Ballet of the Gia Eradze Production Center.
    address: The Bolshoi St. Petersburg State Circus
    Hosted by: Organizing Committee (570-51-98)
    From: 07 December 2018
    Till: 09 December 2018
  • Festivals and Contests
    “RIFF” Russia-Italia Film Festival
    “RIFF” Russia-Italia Film Festival
    The annual festival is aimed at strengthening and developing Russian-Italian cultural cooperation. Traditionally, film screening will present to St. Petersburg residents the best films of contemporary Italian cinematographers, whose work is still an inimitable part of world cinema. The festival program includes premieres of films that have won numerous Italian and international film festivals, meetings with directors, actors and producers, lectures and master classes on the new and classic Italian cinema, Italian philosophy of life and the Italian language.
    address: “Peterburg-Kino”. “Rodina” Cinema Center
    Hosted by: Organizing Committee (571-61-31)
    From: 07 December 2018
    Till: 07 December 2018
  • Art Exhibitions
    “PIERO DELLA FRANCESCA. MONARCH OF PAINTING”
    “PIERO DELLA FRANCESCA. MONARCH OF PAINTING”
    The monographic exhibition Piero della Francesca opens in the State Hermitage, bringing together works by one of the most celebrated 14th-century masters from art collections in Italy, Spain, Portugal and Britain. The exhibition provides a rare opportunity for people to acquaint themselves with this artist’s oeuvre, as there are no works by Piero della Francesca in Russian museum collections.
    address: The State Hermitage Museum
    From: 07 December 2018
    Till: 10 March 2019
  • Art Exhibitions
    "JUOZAS BUDRAITIS. MY FILMS. 1960S–1980S". Photo portraits of Soviet, Lithuanian, and Russian actors and directors
    "JUOZAS BUDRAITIS. MY FILMS. 1960S–1980S". Photo portraits of Soviet, Lithuanian, and Russian actors and directors
    Juozas Budraitis is mainly known for more than a hundred roles in Lithuanian, Soviet and foreign feature films and telefilms. Although few know that he also revealed his talent in the art of photography. Exhibited photographs belong to the Golden Age of Lithuanian cinema. They capture prominent figures of those times: film directors Alimantas Grikiavicius and Vytautas Žalakevičius, actresses Ruta Staliliunaite and Vaiva Mainelyte, actors Bronius Babkauskas, Algimantas Masiulis, Donatas Banionis, artists Vytautas Kalinauskas, Valentinas Antanavičius, Vincas Kisarauskas. The exhibition gathers photographs from Budraitis’ shootings in Russia, Estonia, and Latvia. They show beloved Soviet actors and film directors: Marina Neyolova, Irina Miroshnichenko, Rodion Nakhapetov, Yevgeny Leonov, Lembit Ulfsak, and Vladimir Basov.
    address: The State Museum and Exhibition Center “ROSPHOTO”. Exhibition Hall of the Main Building
    From: 07 December 2018
    Till: 27 January 2019
  • Art Exhibitions
    “THE HERMITAGE IN PHOTOGRAPHS AND PUBLICATIONS 2018"
    “THE HERMITAGE IN PHOTOGRAPHS AND PUBLICATIONS 2018"
    address: Hermitage Theatre Foyer
    From: 07 December 2018
    Till: 16 December 2018
  • World, National and City Holidays
    THE STATE HERMITAGE BIRTHDAY
    THE STATE HERMITAGE BIRTHDAY
    Every year on December 7, the State Hermitage Museum celebrates its birthday. The largest museum in Russia and the world, it was founded in 1764, when the Empress Catherine the Great acquired a collection of paintings from the Berlin merchant Johann Ernst Gotzkowsky. For the Hermitage Days the museum will prepare a special program, including new exhibition projects and other museum and city events.
    address: Hermitage Museum
    Hosted by: Organizing Committee (710-90-79, 710-96-25, 571-34-65)
    From: 07 December 2018
    Till: 07 December 2018
  • Art Exhibitions
    "MIKHAIL ZVYAGIN. BLACK WATER"
    "MIKHAIL ZVYAGIN. BLACK WATER"
    Erarta Museum presents an exhibition of paintings by Mikhail Zvyagin, an artist with a unique vision of the country's journey through the past 50 years. Mikhail Zvyagin is one of the oldest artists of the Leningrad/St. Petersburg scene (albeit currently residing in New York) who managed to express a very original view of the period between the early 1960s and the turn of the 21st century.
    address: Erarta Contemporary Art Museum
    From: 06 December 2018
    Till: 18 February 2019
  • Festivals and Contests
    “ARTDOKFEST-2018” International Documentary Film Festival
    “ARTDOKFEST-2018” International Documentary Film Festival
    “Artdokfest” is a platform for dialogue on the most acute and important political, social and, above all, humanistic themes of today. The largest independent Russian documentary film festival for 12 years has been collecting unique programs from films that cannot be seen in Russian cinemas. Every year, Artdocfest selects the most relevant and artistically significant paintings taken in the last two years in any country of the world in Russian. This year the festival will be held in St. Petersburg in parallel with Moscow film screenings.
    address: “Angleterre Cinema Lounge”
    Hosted by: Organizing Committee (8-905-203-69-34)
    From: 06 December 2018
    Till: 12 December 2018
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