Weekend in St. Petersburg: festivals and concerts


The first third of June flew fast, delighting us with sunny and warm days. And now in view of the new long hours of vacation. In honor of Russia Day, three full days of public holidays have been declared across the country – we will rest from 11 to 13 June. This is a great opportunity to spend time with loved ones, especially in St. Petersburg we expect many exciting events for every taste. In its traditional selection, Rosbalt will tell you about the most interesting events!

Window to Europe Festival

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Every resident of St. Petersburg knows the history of the founding of the city. This weekend we invite you to visit the festival dedicated to the construction of St. Petersburg. From 7 to 13 June, a major historical festival “Window to Europe” will take place at Lieutenant Schmidt’s Embankment. The festival is dedicated to the 350th anniversary of the birth of Peter the Great.

The Yacht Club of St. Petersburg will host a theatrical exhibition dedicated to the main stations of the reign of Peter the Great. The central theme will be the Baltic fleet and its construction. You will see how St. Petersburg was born, you will be immersed in the atmosphere of the 18th century, you will watch the descent of a ship and you will even try on the costume of the shooter.

The whole festival will take place in a reconstructed historic yard. Here the carpenters will build the hull of the ship and the blacksmiths will do master classes. Also, the organizers have prepared an old military camp, where you can see an exhibition of weapons of the Russian and Swedish armies, watch the battles and learn the art of calligraphy.

The Petrovsky Assemblies will take place at the festival on June 12, with dances, master classes and fireworks. And, of course, the most spectacular event will be the representation of the battle – the boarding of the Swedish ship Astrild by troops led by Peter the Great and Alexander Menshikov.

This is something you should definitely see with your own eyes. We have read and heard so much about this in the history lesson, but now we have the opportunity to see history with our own eyes and immerse ourselves in the atmosphere of the city three centuries ago. This is an impressive spectacle not to be missed!

You can find details in the official “Vkontakte” team.

Concert “Ode to Peter the Great”

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On June 11, near the walls of Mikhailovsky Castle, in honor of the birthday of Peter the Great, a large musical and poetic concert “Ode to Peter the Great” will take place. This is not just a concert, but a large-scale performance sponsored by the St. Petersburg Culture Committee. Arias from famous operas and symphonic works by classical composers will be presented on the walls of Mikhailovsky Castle.

The Honored Ensemble of Russian Academic Symphony Philharmonic Orchestra will perform excerpts from the works of famous composers – Modest Mussorgsky, Andrei Petrov, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, Pyotr Tchaikovsky, Gaetano Donizetti and Reingold Gliere, the author of the St. Petersburg anthem. The orchestra will be conducted by the charismatic conductor Artem Abashev. The arias of the opera will be performed by the soloist of the Mariinsky Theater Ekaterina Sergeeva and the soloist of the Helikon Opera of Moscow Alexey Tikhomirov. The concert is hosted by Russian Pop Artist Nikolai Burov, Honorary Artists of Russia Daria Moroz and Mikhail Morozov, as well as theater and film actress Polina Lazareva.

Details can be found in the official VKontakte team.

“Living memories”

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On June 14, Angleterre Cinema will host the screening of Living Memories. Season 2 “- the sequel to the educational film almanac based on memoirs about Russia. On June 15,” Memoria “can be seen in Kronstadt, as part of the Ioannovsky Festival of Youth Creativity.

It is a great work of media and at the same time a cinematic journey, which immerses the viewer in the past of Russia of the 19th-20th century. It comes to life in the personal, sometimes intimate memories of its prominent figures. Each of the 10 episodes, lasting 7-11 minutes, is based on the personal testimonies of writers, composers, artists, members of the royal family and public figures of the time. Their authentic and moving stories are an ideal opportunity to see our common past through the eyes of eyewitnesses.

Among the heroes of the first season of “Living Memories” were Ivan Bunin, Mikhail Nesterov, Duchess Olga Romanova. Alexey Guskov, Evgeny Knyazev, Galina Tyunina, Anatoly Bely, Kirill Pirogov and others became the voices of their memories. Inna Churikova, Elizaveta Boyarskaya, Polina Agureeva, Victoria Isakova, Igor Petrenko, Anton Shagin, Vladislav Vetrov, Alexander Klyukvin became the voices of memories. voices of the second season, Alexander Korshunov. They revived the memories of Fyodor Dostoyevsky, the wife of Leon Tolstoy, the engineer and philanthropist Peter Pertsov, and the villager Pavel Zaichev. Pianist Denis Matsuev expressed an excerpt from the memoirs of Sergei Rachmaninoff. And the musical accompaniment of the series was Rachmaninoff’s early suite in re minor (1891), performed by Matsuev himself.

The project is also available on the Ktomy.media YouTube channel.

Stereoleto Festival 2022

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And this event is suitable for those who prefer modern music to classical.

On Sunday and Monday, June 12 and 13, St. Petersburg will host for the 21st time the big Stereoleto festival. This is a great annual outdoor festival for music lovers.

This year the festival will be held in the area of ​​the port of Sevkabel on the shores of the Gulf of Finland. For two days, 28 performers will perform at the festival site. Leading the list are Leonid Agutin, Nike Borzov, IOWA, POMPEYA. The guests are also waiting for the amazing “AVIA” with the participation of Anton Adasinsky, “Give me a tank (!)”, Blizkey, SQWOZ BAB, Mika Vino, “Rainy Season” and the 70s Forest Tiger Friend & Owl Helper. Young artists will also take part in the festival.

However, musical performances are far from what the public expects. The Sevkabel Port area will also include works of art by contemporary artists and designers, the Stereofood gastronomic area, the Stereomarket local brand fair and the Stereofun entertainment area for children and adults.

And all this will take place in the heart of St. Petersburg with stunning views of the Gulf of Finland. Just imagine – spend the sunset and spend the white night during a big concert of your favorite artists. These are the moments that will stay in your memory for a long time.

Learn more and buy tickets on the official website of the festival.

International Flower Festival 2022

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Late spring and early summer are the most romantic seasons of the year. The days are so bright and warm, everything around blooms and smells, creating a romantic mood. To feel even more the charm of this season, we suggest you go to the annual flower festival, which takes place from 9 to 11 June in the city center. A large competition program, exhibitions and colorful processions along Nevsky Prospekt await visitors.

The festival events take place in many places in the city center: Perinnaya Line, Nevsky Prospekt, Palace Square and Senate. A flower shop, a flower parade, an orchestra parade and a flower ball unfolded there. On the last day of the festival, on Saturday, there will be an exhibition of flower art objects and a competitive interactive program in Senate Square.

After all, nothing sets your mood like flowers! And especially – lively and beautiful, and not cut into bouquets. Admission to the festival is free, check the details in the official “Vkontakte” group.

Imagine Festival

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Yes, this weekend is full of different festivals, and now we will tell you about one more. This time we are talking about a serious festival dedicated to ecology, where questions about the future of our planet will be discussed.

On June 13, Aptekarsky Prospekt will host the ecological festival “Imagine” in the fresh air. This unique event invites every visitor and participant to ask an important question for themselves – what future awaits us. It is important to talk about this, because we are the ones who form the ground for the future and the state of the planet depends on each of us in many, many years.

Throughout the day, accompanied by experts, specially selected topics will be revealed: science, traffic, food, garden cities. An art exhibition awaits visitors, in which St. Petersburg artists will share their vision for a harmonious future. Environmental activists will bring kiosks with their works. The Recycling Museum will showcase ways of separating garbage collection and the second life of things.

An entertainment program is also waiting for guests. Concerts will take place as part of the festival: Dmitry Gurevic and the band Karelia will perform on a futuristic thermin moon.

This is an important event for all people who are concerned about the environment. You will be able to learn about the serious consequences of man’s irresponsible attitude towards nature, as well as learn exactly what you can do to prevent catastrophe and save our planet for future generations. Admission to the event is free, but pre-registration is required.

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