Zaryadye Concert Hall opens online ticket sale

Zaryadye Concert Hall opens online ticket sale
Photo: Photo by the Mayor and Moscow Government Press Service. Denis Grishkin
An event poster and online ticket sales have started on the Concert Hall website. Special discount prices are offered to those who buy four or more tickets.

The Zaryadye Concert Hall is launching online ticket sales. An online ticket office has opened on the new music venue’s website. Special discounts are available to those who buy four or more tickets.

“The official opening day of the Zaryadye Concert Hall will be City Day, 8 and 9 September. However, today we are offering an opportunity to purchase the tickets to a musical performance in advance. All those interested can go to our website to see what concerts will take place on the new stage from September through December 2018,” said Olga Zhukova, General Director of the Zaryadye Concert Hall.

On opening day, 8 September, the audience will listen to classical music masterpieces performed by the Mariinsky Theatre Symphony Orchestra conducted by Valery Gergiev and also arias by famous Russian opera singers Albina Shagimuratova, and Ildar Abdrazakov. On the second day, 9 September, the Zaryadye Concert Hall stage will host legendary Italian conductor and former La Scala artistic director (1986-2005) Riccardo Muti with the Russian National Orchestra.

During the first season, the concert hall will open the floor to US jazz singer Bobby McFerrin, well-known for his hit “Don’t worry, be happy,” legendary US opera singer, Grammy Award winner Joyce DiDonato, French pianist, International Tchaikovsky Competition prize-winner Lucas Debargue and other prominent musicians.

Olga Zhukova will request that guests provide feedback on the concerts and the performers, and their impressions of the new concert hall on their social media pages with the hashtags #Зарядиськлассикой (#Zaryadisлlassicoi, #Зарядисьджазом (#Zaryadisdzhazom),  #Зарядисьбарокко (#Zaryadisbarocco) and #Зарядисьзнанием (#Zaryadisznaniem). This will give concert hall organisers the opportunity to consider opinions about its activity and to make any adjustments.

Construction of Zaryadye Concert Hall was completed on 11 June. The new modern high-tech hall will replace the concert venue in the torn-down Rossiya Hotel, where Zaryadye Park now stands. Concerts will take place in a large multi-purpose auditorium with 1,600 seats. It allows for reshaping the stalls, the orchestra pit and the stage. The auditorium will boast of the largest organ in Moscow. This unique musical instrument, which was hand-made in France, will be delivered to Zaryadye by the end of the summer. However, the concert life of the organ will only begin in September 2019, after final installation, assembly and tuning.

Today, the Media Centre pavilion is open to visitors. At the Soaring Theatre visitors can watch an interactive film on Moscow landmarks “Soaring over Moscow,” while the Time Machine media complex shows a film on city history. The scientific and educational lecture hall at the Nature Centre pavilion welcomes visitors to free lectures on biology, the environment, architecture and medical science.

All those who want to improve their knowledge of geography and find out more about the Arctic and the Antarctic regions are encouraged to visit the Ice Cave where they can learn about the origins of Arctic ice and interesting facts about Russian expeditions. Those who are interested in archaeology can visit the Zaryadye Underground Museum. Tickets for all events are available both on-site and through the online service on the park’s website.