Russian Music Seasons

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PreviousAugust 2025

Enjoy an evening of classical music at one of St Petersburg’s beautiful palaces –The Grand Duke Vladimir Palace, with this 2-hour experience. Take a seat in the magnificent Hall of the Palace. Then, lose yourself in much-loved works by Russian composers such as Tchaikovsky, Shostakovich and others, all played by an orchestra of St Petersburg. As the perfect curtain raisers, enjoy an interesting pre-concert tour of the palace’s halls and a glass of sparkling wine. Upgrade to include round-trip transfers from your St Petersburg hotel.


2-hour classical music experience at St Petersburg’s historical Palace

Sip on a glass of sparkling wine and see the beautiful main halls of the house on a pre-concert tour

Enjoy a 1-hour concert in the magnificent Hall, performed by a St Petersburg orchestra

Absorb the splendid setting as you enjoy music by Russian composers such as Tchaikovsky and Stravinsky

Upgrade to include round-trip hotel transfers

Ideal for classical music enthusiasts and romantic experience for couples.

What You Can Expect

Treat yourself to a concert of Russian classical music in a luxurious Barocco style palace in St.Petersburg, Russia. You will hear an incredible collection of Russian musical masterpieces recognized by time and generations, performed by the orchestra of St Petersburg. The concert takes place in unique Hall of The Grand Duke Vladimir Palace. The classical style hall is abundantly decorated with gold and will amaze even demanding audience. Before the concert the guests will be invited to see the most interesting halls of the rich master of the house. Moreover the guests will be offered to treat themselves with a glass of sparkling wine whereupon they will be invited to enjoy masterpieces of Russian classic music of such genius as Tchaikovsky, Rimskii-Korsakov, Shostakovich, Stravinsky, Prokofiev, Glinka and many other outstanding composers. The evening will immerse you in the atmosphere of Russian aristocracy.

Duration of the show:

2 hours (welcome tour with drink + actual show) A welcome drink is served in one of the palace halls during the short tour.  Seats are unassigned, so feel free to take the one you like best. Actual concert duration approximately 60 minutes, depending on how many additional play requests are received.

Welcome starts from 19:30

Dress-code: cocktail

Concert takes place in Grand Duke Vladimir Palace

Address: Dvortsovaya embankment 26

Program and cast

P. Tchaikovsky

«Polonaise» from the opera «Eugene Onegin»

N. Rimsky-Korsakov

Fragment from the ballet «Shaherezade»

A. Borodin

«Dance of the PolovtsianMaidens» from the opera «Prince Igor»

P. Tchaikovsky


A. Vivaldi

«The Four Seasons. Storm»

P. Tchaikovsky

«Scene» from the ballet «Nutcracker»


«Waltz» from the ballet «Masquerade»

S. Prokofiev

« Toccata» for piano

S. Rachmaninoff

«Concert for piano & orchestra No2»

M. Balakirev

«Islamey» for piano

P. Tchaikovsky

«Iolanta'sArioso» from opera «Iolanta»

G. Rossini

«Rosina's cavatina» from the opera «The Barber of Seville

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Vladimir Palace

Unique Grand Duke Vladimir Palace is known to be a part of cultural heritage of Russia. Grand Duke Vladimir Palace in St. Petersburg retains a rich history connected with many famous names of Russian government officials. The first person is Grand Duke of Russia – Vladimir Alexandrovich. The building of the Palace is designed in the original and fashionable at that time style – eclectic. The building construction was completed in 1873, but the Palace was consecrated only one year later. Prince Vladimir married the Princess of Mecklenburg-Schwerin on the sixth day after the consecration of the building.

Palace amazed at its grandeur and a huge number of rooms (over 350), which were designed in a variety of styles. One of the largest rooms was a crimson drawing room, which was similar and at the same time contrasted to a living room, designed in the style of the time of Louis XVI. The small dining room attracts the eyes of visitors with its strict design in the Gothic style. All technical innovations of that time were taken into account during the construction of the Palace. There was electricity, heating system, the elevator and even the phone in the building.

We can see the combination of such styles as Gothic, Rococo and Renaissance, Byzantine, Russian and other in the interior of the Palace. “Small Imperial Palace” – this architectural masterpiece is called so for its beauty and monumentality.

After the October revolution, the medical and military institutions were moved to the Palace and left there until 1920. Then commission, which was responsible for improving the living conditions of scientists of Petrograd, moved to this building. It is the story of the emergence of the name “House of Scientists”. It currently hosts a variety of seminars and scientific sections.

Social life was extremely different during the time of the Prince’s reign; there were a lot of events: magnificent receptions, dance balls, etc.

Moreover, today in the “House of Scientists” in St. Petersburg classical music of famous composers sounds and shows all visitors a wonderful atmosphere of the glamor and aristocracy of the past. Enjoy masterpieces of music with Russian Music Seasons.
Welcome and get the unique travel experiences here! It is certainly good variant if you do not know what to do in St. Petersburg, Russia.

How to get to the Palace?
Address: St. Petersburg, Palace Embankment, house 26.
By public transport: Metro station Admiralteiskaya. Please foolow the exit to the Nevsky Prospekt, and follow the direction to Palace Square and Hermitage. After about 700 meters on the right side you will see the arch to The Palace Square, please go through the arch of the Main Staff to the Palace Square. Walk around the building of the Hermitage on the left side and walk straight, the palace will be on your right side. Welcome!

Air conditioning in the room?
Along the concert hall there are ventilation systems.


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