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ENTERTAINMENT IN ST. PETERSBURG DURING CHRISTMAS / NEW YEAR / MILLENIUM CELEBRATIONS

Numerous entertainment and cultural events await you in St. Petersburg during Christmas and New Year celebrations.
Dec 24 - Dec 25 - Dec 26 - Dec 27 - Dec 28 - Dec 29 - Dec 30 - Dec 31 - Jan 1 - Jan 2 - Jan 3
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DECEMBER 24, 1999

Mariinsky Theater: GISELLE ballet by Adolphe Adam
Mussorgsky Theater: RIGOLETTO opera by Giuseppe Verdi
Philharmonic - Shostakovich Hall: International Festival ARTS SQUARE: IOLANTA concert performance of the opera by Pyotr Tchaikovsky. Orchestra, choir and soloists of Mariinsky Theater conducted by Valery Gergiev
Philharmonic - Glinka Hall: BACH, BEETHOVEN, KUSEVITSKY. Bassoon Recital
Smolny Cathedral: REQUIEM by W.-A. Mozart. Choir of Smolny Cathedral and St. Petersburg Symphony Orchestra conducted by Andrei Petrenko (6:30 pm)
Jazz Philharmonic Hall: Alexei Kanunnikov and his jazz band
and its Ellington Hall: David Goloschekin and his band with Elvira Trafova singing
Circus on Fontanka: Special New Year Program (7 pm)
Circus in Avtovo: CINDERELLA Circus Show (6pm)

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DECEMBER 25, 1999

Mariinsky Theater: DON GIOVANNI opera by W.-A. Mozart
Mussorgsky Theater: CARMEN opera by Georges Bizet
St. Petersburg Opera: THE BEST OF ITALIAN OPERA Gala Concert
Philharmonic - Glinka Hall: CHRISTMAS CONCERT by MODERN TRIO. HENDEL, CACCINI, STRADELLA, PERGOLEZI, MOZART
St. Petersburg Capella: CACCINI, WEBER, SCHUBERT, ROSSINI, DE FAGLA, GRANADOS. Music for Voice and Guitar (7 pm)
Smolny Cathedral: REQUIEM by W.-A. Mozart. Choir of Smolny Cathedral and St. Petersburg Symphony Orchestra conducted by Andrei Petrenko (6:30 pm)
Jazz Philharmonic Hall: WHITE CHRISTMAS: Oleg Kuvaitsev and his LENINGRAD DIXIELAND band
and its Ellington Hall: Gasan Bagirov and his band
Circus on Fontanka: Special New Year Program (3 pm, 7 pm)
Circus in Avtovo: CINDERELLA Circus Show (3 pm, 6 pm)

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DECEMBER 26, 1999

Mariinsky Theater: Grand Pas from PAQUITA by Ludwig Minkus, 3rd act of THE NUTCRACKER by Pyotr Tchaikovsky
Mussorgsky Theater: QUEEN OF SPADES opera by Pyotr Tchaikovsky
Philharmonic - Shostakovich Hall: International Festival ARTS SQUARE: REQUIEM by W.-A. Mozart. Orchestra of St. Petersburg Philharmonic and St. Petersburg Chamber Choir, Boys Choir of Glinka Choir School conducted by Yury Temirkanov
St. Petersburg Capella: ORGAN AND VOCAL RECITAL. Alexei Panov (organ), Alexander Dedik (tenor) 7 pm
Smolny Cathedral: MIDDAY CHANTING: Lira Children's Choir conducted by Larisa Korchinskaya (12 noon)
Jazz Philharmonic Hall: Mikhail Kostyushkin and his band
Circus on Fontanka: Special New Year Program (11:30 am, 3 pm, 7 pm)
Circus in Avtovo: CINDERELLA Circus Show (3 pm, 6 pm)

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DECEMBER 27, 1999

Mariinsky Theater: no performance tonight
Mussorgsky Theater: no performance tonight
Philharmonic - Shostakovich Hall: International Festival ARTS SQUARE: RICHARD STRAUSS, TCHAIKOVSKY, SHOSTAKOVICH.
Philharmonic - Glinka Hall: TCHAIKOVSKY, TANEEV, RACHMANINOV. Vocal Recital by Elena Mirtova (soprano)
Circus on Fontanka: Special New Year Program (3 pm, 7 pm)

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DECEMBER 28, 1999

Mariinsky Theater: REINGOLD opera by Richard Wagner (concert performance)
Mussorgsky Theater: no performance tonight
St. Petersburg Opera: EUGENE ONEGIN opera by Pyotr Tchaikovsky
Philharmonic - Shostakovich Hall: Closing Ceremony of International Festival ARTS SQUARE: TCHAIKOVSKY. Orchestra of the Philharmonic conducted by Yuri Temirkanov
Philharmonic - Glinka Hall: Festival "Christmas Musical Meetings in Northern Palmyra". LIK Choir (Ekaterinburg, Russia)
Smolny Cathedral: CHRISTMAS CONCERT: Church Music by Russian and Western composers. Choir of Smolny Cathedral and St. Petersburg Symphony Orchestra conducted by Aleksei Shibanov (6:30 pm)
Jazz Philharmonic Hall: HAPPY BIRTHDAY. David Goloschekin and his band
Circus on Fontanka: Special New Year Program (3 pm, 7 pm)
Circus in Avtovo: CINDERELLA Circus Show (6 pm)

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DECEMBER 29, 1999

Mariinsky Theater: FOUNTAIN OF BAKHCHISARAI ballet by Boris Asafiev
Mussorgsky Theater: no performance tonight
Philharmonic - Glinka Hall: TCHAIKOVSKY, STRAVINSKY, RACHMANINOV. Piano Recital featuring Mogilevsky Family
Smolny Cathedral: Andreev State Russian Orchestra conducted by Dmitry Khokhlov
Jazz Philharmonic Hall: NEW YEAR BALL. Oleg Kuvaitsev and his LENINGRAD DIXIELAND band
and its Ellington Hall: Vladimir Lytkin and his band with Larisa Samsonova singing
Circus on Fontanka: Special New Year Program (3 pm, 7 pm)
Circus in Avtovo: CINDERELLA Circus Show (12 noon, 3 pm)

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DECEMBER 30, 1999

Mariinsky Theater: OTHELLO opera by Giuseppe Verdi (concert performance)
Mussorgsky Theater: ZOLUSHKA (CINDERELLA) ballet by Boris Asafiev (Premiere)
Hermitage Theater: Ballet Stars of the Mariinsky Theater
St. Petersburg Conservatory: FRENCH OPERA CLASSICS Gala Concert (6:30 pm)
St. Petersburg Conservatory (Glazunov Hall): PIAZOLLA, GERSWIN, BARTOK, MENDELSOHN. CHRISTMAS CHAMBER MUSIC CONCERT (7 pm)
St. Petersburg Opera: NEW YEAR OPERA CONCERT
Jazz Philharmonic Hall: NEW YEAR FIESTA: Yana Radion with SALSAMANIA band
and its Ellington Hall: CONCERT WITH A NEW YEAR SIRPRIZE. David Goloschekin and his band
Circus on Fontanka: Special New Year Program (3 pm, 7 pm)
Circus in Avtovo: CINDERELLA Circus Show (12 noon, 3 pm)

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DECEMBER 31, 1999

Mariinsky Theater: LA SYLPHIDE ballet by Hermann von Lovenskjold
Mussorgsky Theater: ZOLUSHKA (CINDERELLA) ballet by Boris Asafiev (Premiere)
St. Petersburg Conservatory: FRENCH OPERA CLASSICS Gala Concert (6:30 pm)
Philharmonic - Shostakovich Hall: New Year Concert
Philharmonic - Glinka Hall: NEW YEAR CONCERT: Youth Orchestra of St. Petersburg University conducted by Andrei Alekseev
St. Petersburg Capella: NEW YEAR CONCERT: Oleg Pogudin sings with Mikhail Radyukevich (guitar)
Circus on Fontanka: Special New Year Program (11:30 am, 3 pm)
Circus in Avtovo: CINDERELLA Circus Show

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JANUARY 1, 2000

Mariinsky Theater: no performance tonight
Mussorgsky Theater: IL BARBIERI DI SEVILLA (THE BARBER OF SEVILLE) opera by Giaochino Rossini
Aleksandrinsky Theater: SWAN LAKE ballet by Pyotr Tchaikovsky (performance by Askold Makarov Ballet Theater)
Jazz Philharmonic Hall: Oleg Kuvaitsev and his LENINGRAD DIXIELAND band
State Circus on Fontanka: The Story of Golden Cockerel (3 pm and 7 pm)

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JANUARY 2, 2000

Mariinsky Theater: DON GIOVANNI opera by W.-A. Mozart
Mussorgsky Theater: matinee (12 noon) CINDERELLA ballet by Boris Asafiev
  Evening: GISELLE ballet by Adolphe Adam (performance by Boris Eifman Ballet Theater)
St. Petersburg Cappella: SYMPHONY RECITAL. A. Popov Orchestra with Boris Shtokolov (bass)
Jazz Philharmonic Hall: Alexei Kanunnikov and his Jazz Band
JFC Jazz Club: JAZZ-FUNK. Igor Timofeev and his BRIGHT band
State Circus on Fontanka: The Story of Golden Cockerel (11:30 am, 3 pm and 7 pm)
Circus in Avtovo: CINDERELLA Circus Show (12 pm, 3 pm and 6 pm)

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JANUARY 3, 2000

Mariinsky Theater: matinee (12 noon) Concert of the Academy of Russian Ballet
  Evening: BORIS GODUNOV opera by Modest Mussorgsky
Mussorgsky Theater: matinee (12 noon) NUTCRACKER ballet by Pyotr Tchaikovsky
  Evening: DIE FLEDERMAUS operetta by Johann Strauss
St. Petesrburg Opera: EUGENE ONEGIN opera by Pyotr Tchaikovsky (5 pm)
Shostakovich Large Hall of St. Petersburg Philharmonic: Festival CHRISTMAS MUSICAL MEETINGS IN NORTHERN PALMYRA. Concert from the series J.S. Bach. All Compositions for Organ. Andrei Chulovsky (organ).
Glinka Small Hall of St. Petersburg Philharmonic: Festival CHRISTMAS MUSICAL MEETINGS IN NORTHERN PALMYRA. BACH, MOZART, KEISLER, MAGDALITZ, SCHNITKE. Premiere Orchestra conducted by Alexei Sidorenko
Jazz Philharmonic Hall: DEDICATED TO ERROLL GARNER. Piano Jazz Night. Vladimir Lytkin and his Ensemble
JFC Jazz Club: Pepsi Blues Party. BELINOV-KONDAKOV PROJECT band
State Circus on Fontanka: The Story of Golden Cockerel (11:30 am, 3 pm and 7 pm)
Circus in Avtovo: CINDERELLA Circus Show (12 pm and 3 pm)

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