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Weekend in Moscow: Train to Busan, Jubilee Concert at the Bolshoi and More

Train to Busan (2016) Train to Busan (2016)

Whether it's zombies on a train, classical music or a dazzling jubilee concert at the Bolshoi you're after, we've got this weekend covered. 

Apriori Melodies

Unique concert at the Conservatory

"Apriori Melody" is a joint project from the Apriori Arts agency and Yamaha. This is the third in a series of four concerts that sees famous solo musicians play together in a chamber ensemble.The concert on Monday will feature Aylen Pritchin,  Alexander Buzlov and Lukas Geniušas playing in a trio for violin, cello and piano. On the program are compositions from Shostakovich, Ravel and Weinberg. A rare chance to see three such high calibre musicians join forces.

Nov. 29 at 7 p.m.

Train to Busan 

Korean zombie thriller 

Train to Busan” has taken Asia by storm since its release earlier this year and now the zombie thriller is out to make Muscovites think twice about taking the metro home. It has all the elements of a good horror — endless thrills, heart wrenching suspense and lots and lots of gore. Directed by Yeon Sang-ho, “Train to Busan” also makes some important points about class conflict on its plague-ridden rail ride. Fast paced and easy to follow, this movie will sweep you up in all its gory glory. In Korean with Russian subtitles.

Belka Records Launch Party

Eastern sounds

 Belka Records, an upcoming Franco-Russian record label is out to bring the sounds of Russian indie and alternative music to a wider audience. They will be celebrating the release of their latest compilation, “Russian Tour” this Tuesday at Fassbinder. Expect tunes from HUT, Tigry and Seed of Freedom and the chance to expand your musical horizons. 

Tickets cost 400 rubles. Nov. 29 at 8 p.m. See more information here.

Bolshoi Jubilee Concert 

For Classical Music Fans

On Monday the main stage of the Bolshoi Theater will host a must-see event for all classical music fans in the city. The joint concert is dedicated to the 80th anniversary of not one, but two indispensable Moscow institutions — the State Academic Symphony Orchestra and the Sveshnikov State Academic Russian Choir. You will be able to see Mariinsky Theater prima ballerina Diana Vishneva, hear some premium opera from Olga Borodina and Dmitro Popov and hear the best musicians in Russia play the pieces by the likes of Glinka, Tchaikovsky, Rakhmaninov, Mousorgsky and Prokofiev. 

Nov. 28 at 7 p.m. More information at

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