From 17 to 20 May 2018 the XIII St. Petersburg International Book Salon will be held in St. Petersburg. The St. Petersburg International Book Salon is one of the largest and most significant events aimed at the full support, development and popularization of reading in Russia, as well as promoting Russian literature abroad.

The Music Hall Theatre is an organizer of the cultural program of the St. Petersburg International Book Salon, which is dedicated this year to the 315th anniversary of the foundation of the city and is being held under the slogan «Word and music – to the great city».

Celebration opening of the St. Petersburg International Book Salon will be held on 17 May at 11:30 on the Manezhnaya square.

The Saint-Petersburg Northern Sinfonia Orchestra of the Music Hall Theatre led by Maestro Fabio Mastrangelo will present a program consisting of the music works based on the Russian classical literature. The program includes excerpts from the operas by Glinka («Ruslan and Lyudmila») and Tchaikovsky («The Queen of Spades»), waltz from the Prokofiev’s ballet «Cinderella» and «Hymn to the Great City» by Gliere. The soloists of the Opera Choir of the Music Hall Theatre will perform arias from the operas such as «Cherevichki» by Tchaikovsky and «The Tsar’s Bride» by Rimsky-Korsakov, as well as songs «Evening on raid», «Glory of Great Russia» and «Unique Petersburg».

The cultural program will strengthen a feedback from the Book Salon which presents literature of various genres. The music groups will perform works, texts and images of which are related to the key topic of the Salon – 315th anniversary of St. Petersburg.

The program embraces scenes from the productions of the St. Petersburg drama and music theatres – project «Musicals’ world hits», excerpts from the music performances of the Music Hall Theatre, novelties of the creative laboratories of the city and concerts of the music groups.

«Saratov Harmonica» Ensemble, «Clasicoffs’ Band», Orchestra of firemen and rescuers of the Ministry of Emergency Measures of Russia for St. Petersburg, Early Dance Ensemble «Angiolini», Jazz Group Smooth Kats, David Goloshchekin Jazz Music Ensemble, rock groups «Upstream», «Unhelpful Advice», «Foma Egorych» and others will perform within the framework of the Book Salon. The Music Hall Theatre will present a music visual performance «Cippolino» by G. Rodari performed by the film and theatre actor Andrei Noskov and The Saint-Petersburg Northern Sinfonia Orchestra of the Music Hall Theatre led by Maestro Fabio Mastrangelo.

Silent film with live musicbased on St. Petersburg literary classics will become a new format of the cultural program. «Raskolnikov» movie based on the F. Dostoevsky’s novel «Crime and Punishment» will be demonstrated with a live music accompaniment (piano) performed by Victor Vysotsky. 

Of course, the cultural program of the Book Salon will be offering theatregoers a joyful encounter with well-known Russian writers. From 17 to 20 May N. Starikov, L. Morentsova, V. Zoshchenko and others will perform at the main stage of the St. Petersburg International Book Salon on the Manezhnaya Square. 

Throughout the Book Salon interactive zones will appear. These zones are intended for involvement of children into the process of educating playing and for creation of St. Petersburg citizens’ and guests’ active interest in immersion into the world of book culture. They also include carnival processions, fascinating attraction «Сall the poet», soap bubbles show, theatre on stilts, cryo show and many other activities.

Dramaturgy of every day of the project, which is based on the alternation of performance of well-known writers and presentation of the books with music and drama numbers, will provide a diverse cultural program of the St. Petersburg International Book Salon, full of interesting events.

 

 

CULTURAL PROGRAM

Of the XIII St. Petersburg International Book Salon
 

17 MAY, THURSDAY

Presenter of the ceremonial opening of the cultural program of the XIII St. Petersburg International Book Salon - Honoured Artist of Russia Mikhail Morozov.

11.30–13.00
1. Performance of The Saint-Petersburg Northern Sinfonia Orchestra of the Music Hall Theatre led by Fabio Mastrangelo
2. Performance of the Opera Choir of the Music Hall Theatre led by the Honoured Artist of Russia Valentina Kopylova-Panchenko

13.10–13.35
 

13.45–14.30
Performance of the Prize Winners and finalists of the II International Competition of Recitation «Zoshchenko Aloud!».
Presenter – great-granddaughter of the writer, artist and anchorwoman – Vera Zoshchenko.  

14.45–15.45
«Musicals’ world hits» performed by the leading artists of the music theatres of St. Petersburg.

15.45–16.15
Performance of the Prize Winner of the international and All-Russian competitions Folk Ensemble of the St. Petersburg State Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatoire. «Songs of the Petersburg province».

16.30–16.50
Performance of the Ensemble «Saratov harmonica».
Performers: Valery Fatyushkin and Sergei Shalimov.

17.00–17.45
Excerpts from the reconstruction of the first Russian opera on music of Francesco Araja, libretto by A. Sumarokov «Céphale et Procris» performed by the Ensemble «Soloists of Catherine the Great».

17.55–18.25
Performance of the Prize Winner of the international competition, ensemble «Clasicoffs’ Band».
Soloist: Lev Elgardt.

18.40–19.10
Performance of the Orchestra of Firemen and Rescuers of the Ministry of Emergency Measures of Russia for St. Petersburg.

19.15–19.45
Performance of the Combined Military Orchestra of the Navy Military Scientific and Research Center «The Navy Academy».
Conductor: DmitriMisyura.

20.00–20.30
Performance of the Combined Military Orchestra of the Navy Military Scientific and Research Center «The Navy Academy».
Conductor: Dmitri Misyura.

20.45–21.45
Silentfilmshow. «Raskolnikov» film based on the F. Dostoevsky’s novel «Crime and Punishment». Screen adaptation of 1923, directed by Robert Wiene.The film is being demonstrated with a live music accompaniment (piano) performed by Victor Vysotsky.

 

18 MAY, FRIDAY

Presenter: Vladimir Rekshan

11.00–12.00
Thedocumentarycycle «Homelands». «Homelands of big St. Petersburg» is a special project about historical districts of the city: Ligovka, Kupchino, Sementsy, Peski, Ozerki, Rzhevka-Porokhovye, Kolomna, Lakhta, Gavan and others. Old timers, local historians, writers, artists and painters will tell about history of the place and time.

16.00–16.30
Group «Borisevich».

16.30–17.00
Rock group«Upstream».  
 
17.00–17.30
Rock group «Unhelpful Advice».

17.30–18.00
Rock group «FomaEgorych».
 
18.00–18.30
Rock group «Rock-state».

18.30–19.00
Rock group «Music Lovers».
 
19.00–19.30
Rock group «Savoyary».

19.30–20.00
Rock group «Altavista».

20.00–20.30
Rock group «TEL».
 
20.30–21.00
Rock group «Stepanov’s Starlings».

19 MAY, SATURDAY
 

Presenter: NikitaPlashchevsky
 
11.00–12.00
«Musicmeetings». Poets and bards perform the works dedicated to the city on the Neva.

12.15–12.45
Performance of the «HAND MADE» Theatre.
 
13.00–14.00
Music visual performance G. Rodari «Cippolino».
The Saint-Petersburg Northern Sinfonia Orchestra of the Music Hall Theatre, conductor – Fabio Mastrangelo, narrator – film and theatre actor Andrei Noskov. Director – Alla Maslovskaya.

14.15–15.30
The launching of the book by the well-known Russian publicist and politician Nikolai Starikov.

15.45–18.00
X City Festival «Poetry of the Streets 2018».
Author of the project, President of the «Poetry of the Streets» Foundation, St. Petersburg poetess Lyusya Morentsova.

18.15–18.45
Performance of the only female jazz group in Russia Smooth Kats.
 
19.00–19.45
Performance of the David Goloshchekin Jazz Music Ensemble.

 

20 MAY, SUNDAY
 

Presenter: Roman Zaidullin
 
11.00–12.00
Performance of the Children’s Music group «Fontan.chick».
 
12.15–13.00
Performance of the Music Children’s Theatre «Rainbow». Music program «Songs from «Smeshariki» and «Flying Animals»».
Directors: Marina Landa and Sergei Vasiliev
 
13.15–13.45
Lecture-concert dedicated to the 200th anniversary of Marius Petipa. Assistant Professor of the Vaganova Ballet Academy, ballet historian Olga Rozanova. Performance of the students of the Vaganova Ballet Academy.
 
14.00–14.30
Performance of the Academic Song and Dance Ensemble of the troops of the Russian National Guard.

14.30–15.30
Performance of the St. Petersburg State Music Hall Theatre. Excerpts from the children’s musicals: «Ali Baba and 40 songs of Persian Bazaar», «Winnie-The-Pooh and All, All, All», «Mary Poppins Is With Us», «Alice in Wonderland», «Mowgli».
 
15.30–16.00
Performance of the Olympic Brass Ensemble with a jazz program.
Artistic Director: Stepanov Alexei.
 
16.15–16.45
Performance of the First Children’s Variety Centre
 
16.50–17.30
The launching of the book by the writer, publicist, translator of the foreign films Dmitri Puchkov (Goblin).
 
17.45–18.30

Performance of the participant of the TV projects «Main Stage», «Live Sound», «Dances with Stars», Honoured Artist of Republic of Tatarstan Albert Zhalilov and Expromt Quintet Ensemble.
 
18.45–19.20
Performance of the group «Speech Impediment». Maria Bulat and Yuri Elsky.
 
19.30–20.15
Performance of the Military Ensemble of Song and Dance of the Border Guards «Nevsky Watch».