Arts Square International Winter Festival (Международный зимний фестиваль 'Площадь Искусств’)

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Country and Region RussiaNorth-Western Federal District
Type of Festival Music
Location of Festival St. Petersburg, North-Western Federal District, Russia
Festival Contact Information

Международный зимний фестиваль ‘Площадь Искусств’
Snezhana Zamalieva, Executive Director
St. Petersburg Philharmonia
Ul. Mikhailovskaya, 2
St. Petersburg, Russia
Phone: (7) 812-710-41-26
Fax: (7) 812-710-41-26

Festival Description

The International Winter Festival Arts Square takes place in St. Petersburg Russia in partnership with the St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra, the State Russian Museum and the Grand Hotel Europe. The festival consists of performances, primarily concerts with the St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra under the direction of Yuri Temirkanov with international guest soloists. The festival includes two evenings of ballet. The events of the festival include several receptions and a Maestro Temirkanov’s New Year’s Eve Ball in the famed Yusupov Palace.

Festival Dates December 14 - 25, 2012
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Festival Story:

Each year the festival changes its theme, location, and director. The consistency of the festival lies in the exceptional quality of the music and its surrounding lavish events that the event offers. Several events amid the 10 days of musical presentations include an exhibition and gala reception created exclusively for the festival, lavish receptions for the opening and closing of the festival, which provide opportunities for festival guests to mingle and to meet the guest artists.


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Practical Info:

  • St. Petersburg Academic Shostakovich Philharmonia/Академический Симфонический Оркестр Санкт-Петербургской Филармонии им. Д.Д.Шостаковича
  • Great Hall
    Mikhailovskaya St. 2
  • M.Glinka Small Hall
    Nevskiy pr. 30
  • Russian Museum/Русский музей
  • Grand Hotel Europe/Гранд Отель Европа
  • Mussorgsky State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre/Театр оперы и балета имени Мусоргского


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