One of the central events of the Fund in 2021 is the second Dresden Opera Ball in St. Petersburg that will take place on September 4, 2021 in former royal residence – the famous Catherine palace at Tsarskoe Selo.
In 2021 the Ball is dedicated to the 60th anniversary of the twin cities of Dresden – St. Petersburg. A new concert program with world-class stars participation and a lot of bright surprising performances are being prepared.
September 4, 2021
October 1, 2021
As a part of the reconstruction of the first and largest concert hall in Russia of the mid-19th century, the Vauxhall or "vocal hall" in Pavlovsk, a suburb of St. Petersburg, to start in 2021, the Fund announces that it intends to hold annually a grand show program with classical music, complex visual effects and a railway theme as the central idea of each performance at the Museum of Railways in St. Petersburg, the main railway museum of Russia and one of the largest railway museums in the world.
The first concert is planned for October 1, 2021 with the participation of cellist Sergei Roldugin, conductor Fabio Mastrangelo and “Music Hall” Theatre Orchestra “The Northern Sinfonia”.
The goal of the concerts is to attract attention of the cultural and business community to the restoration project of the historical and architectural object and to prepare the opening of the station in 2024, as well as to revive traditions of Pavlovsk, whose musical history is associated with the names of Johann Strauss, Alexander Glazunov, Henrik Venyavsky, Fyodor Shalyapin, Leonid Sobinov, Anna Pavlova, Sergei Prokofiev and many other outstanding composers, musicians and performers.
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February 1-7, 2022
From 1st to 7th February 2022, together with the Competizione dell’Opera Foundation (Germany) final week of the annual International singing competition of Italian opera Competizione dell’Opera will take place on the stage of the Bolshoi Theater of Russia.
The competition was founded in 1996 in Germany, and has been successfully carried out in Germany, Austria and Russia for 24 years. The jury includes the heads of major concert agencies, opera theaters and concert halls. The competition has given a start to many stars of the world opera stage.
In the season 2021-2022 the Competition celebrates its 25th anniversary and will be held already for the third time in its history in Moscow on the stage of the Bolshoi Theater. The main conductor and chairman of the jury of the competition will be the musical director and the chief conductor of the theater, Tugan Sohiev.
Jul 22, 2022
After the successful classical concerts in the frame of the International Boxing Day in Moscow on the Red Square in 2019, the Fund will continue cooperation with the Russian Boxing Federation.
July 22, 2022, the Fund once more plan to organize the concerts of classical and popular music as a part of International Boxing Day on the Red Square.
In 2022, as part of the anniversary events dedicated to the 150 years of the State Historical Museum, the Fund "Art Bridge" plans to hold 2 events:
On February 9, 2022, together with the Historical Museum – the huge Jubilee Gala concert at the Bolshoi Theater of Russia with the involvement of famous musicians and artists of the international level.
In the summer of 2022, the Festival "Dialogue of Cultures" on Red Square is planned, within the framework of which a new production based on the famous film music of Sergei Prokofiev "Ivan the Terrible" will be presented by Fund. The historical costumes will be used in the production, the performance will be carried out in the form of an opera show and will include all objects of the Historical Museum.
The "Art Bridge" Fund constantly seeks, supports, coordinates and develops international cultural projects aimed to strengthen cooperation between Russia, Germany, Austria and other European countries and developing the universal language of culture.
The "Art Bridge" Fund is always open for all types of co-operation with all partners and friends in all types of projects in this sphere.