Concert program “Magic sounds of ancient music”

11 May, Thursday, 19:15

In the Dance hall of the Stroganov Palace another concert continuing the cycle "Musical Thursdays in the Stroganov Palace" will take place

"Petersburg Mandolines" ensemble is the St. Petersburg ensemble of the initiative giving concerts musicians, winners of the international competitions. The ensemble has been created with the purpose to revive tradition of playing music on the Neapolitan mandoline in ensemble with a guitar.

The mandoline has appeared in Russia in the 18th century during reign of the empress Elizabeth Petrovna. This tool together with a guitar has been brought by the invited musicians from Italy. The mandoline and a guitar were widely adopted in St. Petersburg and in other cities of Russia. Today in St. Petersburg it is the only professional mandolinno-guitar ensemble.

The repertoire of collective includes music of the Renaissance and Baroque, Classicism and Romanticism, the work XX and XXI of centuries, original and transcriptions.

In 2015 the ensemble became the winner of the II award of the international competition "Guitar Virtuosos".

Before the concert of all guests the 45-minute excursion on refined interiors of the Stroganov Palace waits (is included in the price of the ticket for a concert).

Duration — 1 hour 30 minutes
Ticket cost — 500 rubles

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