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Moscow on the Weekend: For Lovers of the Classical Performing Arts

Vladimir Spivakov Invites: National Philharmonic of Russia performs Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1, Saint-Saens’ Cello Concerto No. 1 and Bruch’s Violin Concerto No. 1. Soloists George Li (piano), Alexander Ramm (cello) and Clara-Jumi Kang (violin). Vladimir Spivakov conducts. Dom Muzyki Svetlanov Hall, Thursday, 7 p.m.

Thursday

FESTIVAL Viva Cello: features Ivan Monigetti, Boris Andrianov, Jonathan Roozeman and the Virtuosos of Moscow Chamber Orchestra. In program are works by Tchaikovsky, Schumann and Rozenblat.

Tchaikovsky Concert Hall. 4/31 Triumfalnaya Ploshchad. Metro Mayakovskaya. 495-232-0400, 232-5353. At 7 p.m.

FESTIVAL MT PICK Vladimir Spivakov Invites: National Philharmonic of Russia performs Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No. 1, Saint-Saens' Cello Concerto No. 1 and Bruch's Violin Concerto No. 1. Soloists George Li (piano), Alexander Ramm (cello) and Clara-Jumi Kang (violin). Vladimir Spivakov conducts.

Dom Muzyki Svetlanov Hall. 52 Kosmodamianskaya Naberezhnaya, Bldg. 8. Metro Paveletskaya. 495-730-1011/1852. At 7 p.m.

FESTIVAL MT PICK Context. Diana Vishneva: Brenda Angiel Dance Company with the "8cho" aerial tango show. Mossoviet Theater. 8 p.m. 

FESTIVAL MT PICK Context. Diana Vishneva: Man of the Hour: Russian premiere of choreographer Itzik Galili's staging about contemporary Israel. Israeli Opera and the Suzanne Dellal joint production.

Gogol Center. 8 Ulitsa Kazakova. Metro Kurskaya. Tel. 499-262-9214. gogolcenter.com. At 8 p.m.

Friday

FESTIVAL NET: Manger: an experimental work by Boris Charmatz, one of the most radical dance makers today. Musee de la Danse production.

ArtPlay Design Center. 10 Nizhnyaya Syromyatnicheskaya Ul., Bldg. 7. Metro Kurskaya. 8-926-619-2889, 495-620-0882, www.artplay.ru. At 8 p.m.

Swan Lake (Lebedinoye Ozero): Tchaikovsky's lyrical ballet about a princess who is turned into a swan by a magician then rescued at midnight by a prince.

Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Musical Theater. 17 Bolshaya Dmitrovka. Metro Tverskaya, Chekhovskaya. 495-723-7325. At 7 p.m.

Saturday

FESTIVAL MT PICK Context. Diana Vishneva: Closing Show features Diana Vishneva and the Martha Graham Dance Company.

Mossoviet Theater. 16 Bolshaya Sadovaya Ulitsa. Metro Mayakovskaya. 495-699-2035. At 8 p.m.

FESTIVAL NET: Manger: an experimental work by Boris Charmatz, one of the most radical dance makers today. Musee de la Danse production.

ArtPlay Design Center. 10 Nizhnyaya Syromyatnicheskaya Ul., Bldg. 7. Metro Kurskaya. 8-926-619-2889, 495-620-0882, www.artplay.ru. At 8 p.m.

The Nutcracker (Shchelkunchik): Andrei Petrov's staging of Tchaikovsky's ballet based on E.T.A. Hoffmann's tale about a girl's dream in which her nutcracker doll changes into a handsome prince. Kremlin Ballet production.

Kremlin Palace. Moscow Kremlin, the Troitsky Gate entrance. Metro Alexandrovsky Sad. Ticket office 1 Ul.Vozdvizhenka. Metro Borovitskaya. 495-628-5232, 917-2336, kremlinpalace.org. At 2 p.m.

NEW Sadko: Rimsky-Korsakov's opera based on a Russian epic poem about an adventurer, merchant and gusli musician from Novgorod.

Helikon Opera. 19 Bolshaya Nikitskaya Ulitsa. Metro Arbatskaya. 495-250-2222, www.helikon.ru/eng. At 7 p.m.

Sunday

21st-Century Tenors: Dmitry Sibirtsev, Alexander Bogdanov, Maxim Paster, Georgy Faradzhev, Alexander Skvarko, Stanislav Mostovoi and Yury Medyanik (violin, bandoneon) perform film songs.

Dom Muzyki Chamber Hall. 52 Kosmodamianskaya Naberezhnaya, Bldg. 8. Metro Paveletskaya. 495-730-1011/1852. At 7 p.m.

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