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Events in Saint Petersburg - August 2019

Dresden Opera Ball (August 31, 2019)

On the last night of summer, the Dresden Opera Ball takes place for the first time in St. Petersburg — a grandiose event inspired by the Dresden Semperoper Ball. The cultural and entertainment program will be held at three venues: at the Mikhailovsky Theater, at the Arts Square and at the D.D. Shostakovich Academic Philharmonia.
In the ball program:
    18:00 — key delivery ceremony within the walls of the Mikhailovsky Theater;
    19:30 — gala show with the participation of the Mikhailovsky Theater Orchestra and Choir, led by conductor Massimo Zanetti and other artists;
    21:00 — the final choreographic performance of the gala show by the debutants of the Dresden Semperoper Ball;
    22:00 — opening of the ball in the Great Hall of the Philharmonia named after Dmitry Shostakovich;
    22:30 — gala dinner, a large-scale choreographic performance by one hundred Russian debutants, performances by the Dresden Chamber Ensemble Dresden Semper Strings, jazz by Igor Butman and his Big Band and dancing till the dawn.
The artistic director of the ball is Hans-Joachim Fry, General Director of the Dresden Opera Ball. During the event, a free concert and a live broadcast of the ball will be organized for residents and guests of the city at the Arts Square.
When? August 31, 2019 from 6.30 p.m. until 03.00 a.m.

Dresden Opera Ball (August 31, 2019)

Motostolitsa-2019 (August 24, 2019)

The III International Festival Motostolitsa-2019 takes place on August 24 in St. Petersburg.
The event will gather professional bikers, representatives of club motoculture, guests of the Northern capital and citizens who are in love with motorcycles. There will be an interesting and rich entertainment program and musical concerts throughout the Saturday.
500 bikers from Russia, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Germany and Finland will come to the festival this year. The program will feature stunt performances by motorcyclists, as well as traditional festival elements, such as the Mototrial spectacular zone, an exposition of original custom motorcycles, the incredible attraction Ball of Courage, exciting stunt performances, and a mototrial. In addition, there will be an exposition of retro technology, as well as a concert program and an evening performance by the headliner of the festival, Alexander Ustyugov and the Ekibastuz band.

Motostolitsa-2019 (August 24, 2019)

Processes, Concepts, Situations (21.08 - 20.10.2019)

In the framework of the exhibition project “Processes, Concepts, Situations”, an exhibition will be presented at the Museum of 20th and 21st Century St. Petersburg Art that will bring together more than a hundred works of art: painting, sculpture, graphics, collage, installations, as well as works with the use of digital technologies and phototechnics.
All works can be described as determining the development of French art in the last decade. Among them there are the experiments of combining figurative and abstract painting by Leonid Zeiger and a combination of the traditions of the classical school of French impressionism with the abstraction of IDKA.
The project «Processes, Concepts, Situations» will collect works of 38 artists from France. All of them at different times participated in prestigious exhibitions such as Art Basel, Art Geneve, Le Salone d’Automne, Art Capital, FIAC Contemporary Art Fair. The works can be found in leading art galleries and museums in France, Israel, Italy, China, the USA and Switzerland.
Visit the exhibition in St. Petersburg from August 21 to October 20, 2019.

Processes, Concepts, Situations (21.08 - 20.10.2019)