The ‘Russian Seasons’ are launching new broadcasts! You can learn more about art, visit one of the most famous museums of St. Petersburg, and conclude the week with a concert, timed to coincide with the Easter holiday.
On 27 April, viewers will be able to see the documentary film ‘Culture Code’, which is based on the first two educational sessions of the ‘Innopraktika and Russian Seasons School’. The film is about the search for the hero of the present time in art, about contemporary young artists, actors and directors and how they recognize and comprehend Russia today, finding themselves in two places that are significant for world art and history - Moscow and St. Petersburg. The characters of the film are students of the School: artists, performers and filmmakers from Syria, Brazil, Italy, Poland, the United States and other countries. The film is directed by Alexander Zamyslov. The Russian version of the film will be shown on the Premier video service. The English version will be screened on the special ‘Stay Home’ section at 20:00 Moscow time.
On 30 April the ‘Russian Seasons’, together with the Russian Centre of Science and Culture in Belgium, will present an online concert by the Igor Butman Foundation #JazzDayAtHome, dedicated to International Jazz Day in 2020. The audience will enjoy 100 minutes of music performed by renowned jazz singers and musicians: Igor Butman Quintet ("Mack The Knife"), Larissa Dolina and Anton Baronin ("Too Close for Comfort"), Igor Butman and Evgeny Pobozhiy ("Falling Grace"), Mike Lisov and Fox Collaboration ("WOO FUNK"), Kim Nazarethov Variety and Jazz Orchestra ( Kim Nazarethov ("Runaway Baby"), Adam Teratsuyan Trio and many others.
The Igor Butman Foundation for the Support and Development of Music is a non-profit organization founded by Igor Butman, People's Artist of Russia, in 2014 to support and develop the jazz scene and education in Russia. The Foundation has hosted some of the largest jazz events in Russian history, including International Jazz Day in St Petersburg in 2018 in partnership with UNESCO and the Herbie Hancock Institute of Jazz.
Since 2017, the Foundation has been organizing Russia's only professional international jazz forum-fest Jazz Across Borders, which annually gathers hundreds of musicians and professionals from the Russian and foreign jazz industry in St. Petersburg.
On May 1, as part of 'Discovering Russia with Russian Seasons', there will be a tour of the Faberge Museum, which according to The Art Newspaper in 2020 was one of the top 5 most visited museums in Russia. The museum was opened only 7 years ago, but it has already become a popular attraction for tourists visiting the Northern Capital. This amazing place is situated in the Naryshkins-Schuvalov palace. The museum’s collection is the world's largest collection of masterpieces of the Carl Fabergé, as well as Russian jewelry, decorative and applied art of the 19th and 20th centuries. It is impossible not to mention the famous Easter collection, which excites art lovers all over the world. Visitors can take a virtual tour of the palace's grand staircase, the Blue, Red and Golden Rooms, and the Knight's Hall, and learn the history of St. Petersburg's ‘jewelry’. This unique excursion will become a real gift for all lovers of jewelry luxury art.
On May 2, the 'Russian Seasons' will present what they have lovingly prepared for so long - the Easter Concert of the 'Russian Seasons'. The concert consists of two parts: a performance by the Moscow Synodal Choir at the Church of the Beheading of John the Baptist near Bor, and the Holiday Choir at the Epiphany Cathedral in Elokhovo.
At the Easter concert, the Moscow Synodal Choir sang the following pieces: 'Christos Anesti', 'Pre-eternal Council' and 'We Sing to Thee' with the soloist Evgenia Kuznetsova, 'Today All Creation Rejoices', 'Risen God', and 'This Day'. The Cathedral of the Epiphany sang ‘In the flesh Thou didnt fall asleep’, "The Angel Cying'.
Viewers will see amazing footage of the ringing of the bells. Such footage is rarely captured on video, but this time we were able to fully document the musical mastery of the bell ringers.
The Moscow Synodal Choir is one of the oldest Russian professional choirs. It was founded in 1710 based the men's choir of patriarchal singing clerks, located in Moscow. Today's Moscow Synodal Choir is a regular participant of the 'Russian Seasons'.
The choir of the Moscow Epiphany Cathedral in Elokhovo appeared in 1943. Today the traditions of this famous ensemble are continued by a representative of a young generation of choral conductors, a graduate of the Moscow State Choir School named after A. V. Sveshnikov and the V. S. Ordzhonikidze Choral Academy. С. Popov Alexander Mayorov.