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The Concert Hall "Carnaval" (Anichkov Palace)
 
Folklore Show in the Anichkov Palace
The Anichkov Palace, Concert Hall "Carnival"
Nevsky Prospect, 39

The Anichkov Palace is an architectural monument, a complex in the center of Saint Petersburg. Originally it was a country estate located in the former Preobrazhensky regiment yard. The Anichkov Palace was built in 1741-1750. (Architects M.Zemtsov and G.Dmitriev; completed in 1754, architect B.Rastrelli) in Baroque style.
Beautiful main facade looked at the Fontanka River which was connected with the palace by means of a canal. In 1778-79 the architect I.Starov reconstructed the palace in Classicism style. In 1817-19 the architect C.Rossi erected two pavilions in the garden and put up metal railing.
The first owner of the Anichkov Palace was Empress Elizabeth's favorite Count A.Razumovsky. In the 1770s Empress Catherine II gave it as a present to Duke G.Potiomkin. In the end of XVIIIth century the palace was taken over by the Treasury, in the early XIXth century it was accommodated His Majesty's, the Emperor's Cabinet (state institution that ran Emperor's property). In the middle of the 1860s Grand Duke Alexander Alexandrovich (the future Emperor Alexander III) became the owner of the palace. In 1881-94 the Anichkov Palace was the residence of the Emperor Alexander III, who didn't like Winter palace, to be owned later by his widow Empress Maria Fiodorovna. From 1918 up to 1935 the palace housed the Museum of the City (the predecessor of the Leningrad history Museum). In 1936-37 the palace was reconstructed to house the Palace of Young Pioneers (architects A.Gegello and D.Krichevsky).
Now in the complex of old buildings there is a Concert Hall "Carnival".
Professional folklore groups well-known in many countries of the world give performances in a Concert Hall "Carnival". The number of people performing at the stage of a Concert Hall "Carnival" is about 70-100 members including dancers, singers and musicians. By means of music, dancing and singing they will introduce you to treasure of national Russian art and Russian cultural traditions. You will hear popular folk songs: "Katiusha", "Kalinka" and many others. The dancing group will whirl you in the circle of Russian folk dances. You will dip into unforgettable and mysterious atmosphere of Russian holiday!
Each program consists of two parts 45 minutes long. During 15-minute break guests will be suggested lunch with vodka, caviar and champagne.
                         
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