The Kuskovo country estate, originally owned by the Sheremetiev family, is one of the few 18th century Moscow residences to have preserved its original beauty. It dates back to third quarter of the 17th century, when the main palace was erected and the three parks - the French regular park, the English landscape park and the Pond section - were laid out. The estate was designed as a site for receptions, celebrations and other festivities.
The old traditions of hospitality are being revived at the estate, as the museum organizes theatrical programs, receptions and other festivities. During the summer the Palace Dance Hall plays host to numerous concerts and musical festivals.
One of them is “Organ Evenings in Kuskovo” — a series of concerts held on weekends. The festival is organized by Elena Privalova-Epstein, an organist of Riga St. Paul's and the art director of the festival, and the Golden Age choir, an ensemble of soloists performing baroque music.
“The beautiful concert hall with amazing acoustics and 18th century interiors promotes the perception of classical music”, says Elena.
Throughout the summer everyone has a chance to delight in organ music and feel like a noble guest of Count Sheremetiev.
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