This weekend Muscovites were hanging out in the Gorky Park enthusiatically shaking their bodies to the beats of Arctic Monkeys and Foals. Meanwhile in Saint-Petersburg, which is considered with tongue in cheek as a cultural capital of Russia, the citizens prefered to take a rest on the shore of the White Lake listening to Tchaikovsky...
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The first Night of Music, presented by the Gatchina Palace & Estate, took place in July 2010. Performed by leading symphony orchestras on a floating stage, classical music was heard throughout the night. The Night of Music in Gatchina festival returns in 2013 with the theme, “Between Tchaikovsky and James Bond: Young Virtuosos of the World in Gatchina”. As usual the festival took place in Palace Park as an open-air. This is its fourth edition and the first to garner an international status with American, Norwegian, Belgian and Russian conductors and soloists on the bill to perform this five-hour concert of classical music. Compiling different genres, such as jazz and popular soundtrack music from Hollywood blockbusters and Broadway musicals, this unique festival finished with a fireworks show set to Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture.
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