Cultural programme

February 14
19:00–21:00
Winter Theatre (2, Teatralnaya Ul., Sochi)
Gala concert presented by the Youth Symphony Orchestra of Russia, conducted by Yuri Bashmet The Youth Symphony Orchestra of Russia was founded in 2012. It is formed from more than 100 young musicians aged between 10 and 22, who hail from m...
The Youth Symphony Orchestra of Russia was founded in 2012. It is formed from more than 100 young musicians aged between 10 and 22, who hail from more than 40 Russian towns and cities.
In addition to performing in venues across Russia every year, the ensemble has also enjoyed great success in a number of legendary European concert halls, including the Wiener Musikverein (Vienna), the Auditorium Verdi (Milan), the Royal Concertgebouw (Amsterdam), and the Berliner Philharmoniker, as well as at the UN Headquarters in Geneva.
In September 2018, the orchestra embarked on its first tour of Asia, with concerts in Singapore, Shanghai, Beijing, and Seoul.
The young musicians participated in the 22nd Winter Olympic Games Closing Ceremony in Sochi in 2014, and in the 2018 FIFA World Cup Opening Ceremony in Russia.

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19:30–22:30
Baikal restaurant (2a, Olimpiysky Prospekt, Sochi)
Non Trivial Pursuit with Alexander Drouz This intellectual game show is devoted to Russia’s cities and regions in history and in modern times.
The aim is to increase knowledge of Russ...
This intellectual game show is devoted to Russia’s cities and regions in history and in modern times.
The aim is to increase knowledge of Russia, its multinational and multicultural environment, and its attractiveness as a place for investment.
Entitled ‘A BIG COUNTRY’, the quiz will feature questions that reveal both the historical context and the specific aspects of development in Russia’s regions today.
Presenters – Alexander Drouz and Mikhail Skipsky.

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February 15
19:00–21:00
Winter Theatre (2, Teatralnaya Ul., Sochi)
Play: Don’t Leave Your Planet A play based on Antoine de Saint-Exupery’s The Little Prince.
Featuring Konstantin Khabensky, Yuri Bashmet, and the Moscow Soloists Chamber En...
A play based on Antoine de Saint-Exupery’s The Little Prince.
Featuring Konstantin Khabensky, Yuri Bashmet, and the Moscow Soloists Chamber Ensemble.
Director and Production Designer – Viktor Kramer, Composer – Kuzma Bodrov.
Produced in collaboration with the Sovremennik Theatre.

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February 16
19:00–21:30
Winter Theatre (2, Teatralnaya Ul., Sochi)
Gala opening concert for the Winter International Arts Festival in Sochi ‘A dialogue across time and space’ – these are perhaps the best words to describe the programme for the 12th Winter International Arts Festival in ...
‘A dialogue across time and space’ – these are perhaps the best words to describe the programme for the 12th Winter International Arts Festival in Sochi’s opening concert, which combines the bright serenity of Viennese Classicism with the vivid dramatic expression of Romanticism and a mosaic of music from the present day.
Soloists:
José Vicente Castelló (French horn, Spain), Lore Binon (soprano, Belgium), Daijin Kim (piano, Republic of Korea), Yuri Bashmet (viola), Mihaela Martin (violin, Germany), Frank Campos (trumpet, USA).
The Moscow Soloists Chamber Ensemble
Artistic Director, Conductor, and Soloist: Yuri Bashmet.
The programme will include pieces by Haydn, Mozart, Weber, Hummel, Wieniawski, Valery Voronov, Patrick De Clerck, and Zhiyi Wang.

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