Svetlanov Symphony Orchestra, the Masters of Choral Song Choir and the Borodin Quartet perform Shostakovich's Symphony No. 8, Dallapiccola's Songs of Imprisonment, Schulhoff's Concerto for string quartet and wind ensemble, Conductor Vladimir Yurovsky. After-concert features Shostakovich's Quartet No. 3 in F major. Tchaikovsky Concert Hall. 4/31 Triumfalnaya Ploshchad. Metro Mayakovskaya. 495-232-0400. 7 p.m.
Chekhov Theater Festival: Rice: With dancers trained in meditation, Qigong, internal martial arts, modern dance and ballet, Lin Hwai-Min's Cloud Gate Dance Theater of Taiwan transforms ancient aesthetics into modern celebrations of motion. Mossoviet Theater. 16 Bolshaya Sadovaya Ulitsa. Metro Mayakovskaya. 495-699-2035. 7 p.m.
Bogoroditse-Smolensky Novodevichy Convent:
Novodevichy Convent and Cemetery: A beautiful 17th-century complex that was founded in 1524 by Tsar Vasily III, then, after the Time of Troubles, was significantly rebuilt and enhanced by the Regent Sofia, who was later confined here by Peter the Great with his unwanted first wife. Now it belongs to the Moscow Eparchy of the Russian Orthodox Church. Located at 1 Novodevichy Proyezd. Metro Sportivnaya. 499-245-3168.
The Gin Game (Igra v Dzhin): Donald L. Coburn's play about a couple that meets in an old folks home, and spars over heated card games. Directed by Galina Volchek, stars Lia Akhedzhakova and Valentin Gaft. Sovremennik Theater. 19A Chistoprudny Bulvar. Metro Chistiye Prudy. 621-6473. 7 p.m.
Poka Pryot: Yevgeny Tsyganov's new band. Sixteen Tons. 6 Presnensky Val. Metro Ulitsa 1905 Goda. 499-253-5300. 8 p.m.