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"The Last Autumn of the Empire" will complete "Music of the Russian Statehood" project in the Presidential Library

22 November 2018

November 22, 2018 at 7 pm the Presidential Library (Senate Square, 3) the host the final concert of the music and educational project “Music of the Russian Statehood” - “Russian Seasons. Last Autumn of the Empire". This evening will feature arias and songs from the repertoire of vocalists who glorified Russia at the beginning of the 20th century to the whole world.

The solemn dominant of the evening will be the performance of the great imperial hymn by the Admiralty Orchestra of the Leningrad Naval Base.

The legacy of the singer, who was called “the voice of the Russian soul”, Fyodor Chaliapin, will be presented by the magnificent bass of the 21st century, the soloist of the Mariinsky Theater, Sergei Aleksashkin.

Songs and arias from the repertoire of “the best in history Lensky and Lohengrin”, the great Russian tenor Leonid Sobinov, will be performed by the laureate of international concerts Khachatur Badalyan.

The ballet divertissements will be presented by the prima of the Mariinsky Theater  Alexandra Iosifidi, and the premieres of the Mikhailovsky Theater, Marat Shemiunov.

The concert will be attended by the author and art director of the project violinist Maria Safaryants.

Writer and historian Alexander Myasnikov will tell unknown facts about the “last autumn of the empire”.

The project “Music of the Russian Statehood” is a cycle of ten multimedia concerts, which has been implemented using a grant of the President of the Russian Federation for the development of civil society provided by the Presidential Grants Foundation.

All events are held in the Presidential Library.

The concert will be broadcasted live on the Presidential Library’s portal in “Live Broadcasts” section.

Detailed information about the concert is available on the website and by phone: 570-05-15, 928-22-40.


Accreditation of media representatives is available until 4 pm, November 21, 2018.

Please, forward applications for accreditation following the attached form with the note “Media Accreditation” at, Tatyana Pechnikova, tel. (812) 305-16-21, ext. 534; mob. +7 921 436-72-86. The letter should specify the full name, name of the media, date and place of birth, passport data (series, number, place of registration), a list of carry-on equipment, contact numbers. Accreditation is also implemented by Anna Romanova,, tel. +7 911 839-97-22.