Petersburg will celebrate the birthday concerts and festivals

© RIA Novosti / Alexei Danceparty in fotobanka Petersburg. Archival photoPetersburg will celebrate the birthday concerts and festivals© RIA Novosti / Alexei Danceparty the image Bank

A public concert «Classics at the Palace», the ball nationalities, tours, a Large parade and festival of ice cream waiting for residents and guests of St. Petersburg during the celebration of 314 anniversary of the founding.

Saint Petersburg, may 27, will mark the next date from the date of its Foundation: on this day, 314 years ago Peter I laid the fortress, which gave its name in honor of St. Peter the Apostle.

The ball shot out of a cannon and knitted carriage

The official celebrations will start at 10.00 a.m. with laying flowers to the bronze horseman on the Senate square. Then the festivities continue at the Sovereign’s Bastion at the Memorial sign in honor of the founding of St. Petersburg — you will hear the midday cannon shot of the fortress.

Also Saturday will be the traditional Ball nationalities, which will be attended by representatives of national-cultural associations, societies, Autonomous communities, national youth associations and creative teams of St. Petersburg. At 13.00 on the Nevsky prospect in Exchange square will move holiday column from representatives of the multinational Petersburg. Then on the spit of Vasilyevsky island will begin the concert and entertainment program: songs and dances, playing on national musical instruments, atavistic, master classes on national crafts and calligraphy, as well as a photo shoot in ethnic style. Residents and visitors can get acquainted with the traditional culture of the peoples of Central and Middle Asia, the Caucasus, the Baltic States, Central Russia and Siberia.

In the Summer garden will launch fountains, timed to the city Day. It will also host a festive program «You, Petersburg!» with the participation of popular artists and bands of the Northern capital.

The state Museum of urban sculpture. in this day and organizes excursions to places associated with the work of prominent architects of the city «Creators of St. Petersburg». And on St. Isaac’s square will be knitted the three-meter coach. This gift created the Museum mittens. The prototype of a fantastic coach has become a Big coronation carriage from the Hermitage collection.

On Ostrovsky square will host the XXII Festival of ice cream. The Petersburgers and guests of the city will be able to try more than 50 types of favorite treats. Guests of the festival of ice cream will find rich concert and entertainment program with participation of musical artists, adult and children’s vocal and dance groups. Traditionally, throughout the day on the set of «Cartoon theater» will be on display the best of Soviet and Russian cartoons.

Classics at the Palace

Saturday evening will be a concert «Classics at the Palace». In the evening’s program will include works by Mozart, Rossini, Verdi, Puccini, Strauss, Gounod, Kalman, accompanied by the Symphony orchestra of the Mikhailovsky theatre Mikhail Tatarnikov. To fulfill them will be world famous Dmitri Hvorostovsky, as well as performers from around the world, previously speaking to the St. Petersburg open-air: one of the leading tenors Marcelo Alvarez, Sonia Yoncheva (soprano), the winner of the lyric soprano Danielle De Hem. Also on the Palace square will be the guest soloist of the Bolshoi and Mariinsky theatres Veronika Dzhioeva, soloist of the Bolshoi theatre Alexey Tatarintsev, soloists of the Mariinsky theater Sergey Skorohodov and Yulia Matochkina.

This year’s «Classics at the Palace» will surprise you even more entertainment. What is happening on stage, the audience will be able to get a good look thanks to the five large screens installed in the square. «On the stage will blossom flowers and dancing dryads, and after a few moments she will be transformed, and the artists will be on sun-drenched area of the historic Spanish city… Numerous mirrors, blurring the horizons of virtual spaces, will create an infinity of cultural and historical allusions, appearing and disappearing on the background of the architectural dominants – the Baroque facade of the Winter Palace», — noted the organizers.

In a program of classic evening also included fragments of choreographic masterpieces. Special, truly St. Petersburg atmosphere, will give the evening performances of the Theatre «Wandering dolls of Mister Pezho».

Plein air and big parade

In the Summer garden Sunday will be an outdoor plein air «I draw Petersburg». On the Central Avenue of the garden will be 300 easels, on which everyone will be able to Express yourself creatively and make a Declaration of love to the city. The creative process will be overseen by professional artists. As a source of inspiration to the participants of the plein-air will be offered reproductions of views of St. Petersburg from the collection of the Russian Museum.

Also on may 28, in celebration of the founding of the Northern capital, guests can take part in the «Big Parade». It starts at 12.00 near the building of Oktyabrsky concert hall and finishes in the Park of the 300th anniversary of St. Petersburg.