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Concerts, exhibitions, festivals … Read the article on how to delight visitors with city museums, libraries and cultural centers.

The cultural life of Moscow is concentrated not only in the center of the capital, it is in full swing beyond the Garden Ring. In every district of the city you can find current exhibitions, attend concerts, take part in excursions and film screenings. Read about the most interesting things in this article.

Concert life: Bach, Viardot and Mityaev

In the area of ​​Orekhovo-Borisovo Severnoye, anyone can go back in time – during the reign of Catherine II. Visitors to the Tsaritsyno Museum-Reserve seem to find themselves in the country residence of the Russian Empress. They can stroll through the reconstructed palace complex and landscaped park.

The permanent exhibition of the museum is quite extensive: it presents traditional art and crafts of the Slavic peoples, Russian jewelry art of the 16th – 20th centuries, archaeological finds made on the territory of the museum-reserve in the 20th century, sculpture, Soviet arts and crafts and much more.

On April 3, at 17:00, an organ music concert will take place in the atrium of the Bread House, where solo works by Johann Sebastian Bach will be performed by organist Elena Privalova. To attend the event, you must purchase a ticket for museum website.

On April 4, at 16:00, a vocal and musical concert will take place in the Bazhenov Hall of the Grand Palace in honor of the 200th anniversary of the Spanish-French singer, vocal teacher and composer Pauline Viardot. The program includes works by Viardot, as well as works that were part of her vocal repertoire. You can buy a ticket at website “Tsaritsyna”.

A series of concerts dedicated to the Grushinsky festival will take place from 3 to 4 April in the Obruchevsky district at the Eldar cinema club. They will be attended by Oleg Mityaev, Galina Khomchik, Vadim Egorov, the Grushinskoye Trio ensemble, Vadim and Valery Mishchuki, Natalya Kucher, Aleksey Khomchik, Vesta Solyanina and other regular participants in the festival of author’s songs. The final gala concert will take place on 4 April at 16:00.

For half a century now, since 1968, the Grushinsky Festival has been held annually on the banks of the Volga in the vicinity of the city of Samara. This is the famous “singing tent city”, “Russian Woodstock”, where fans of art songs come from all over the world, where fires are lit and guitars sound. You can buy concert tickets at club website.

Every month, concerts are held in the cozy music room of the Alye Parusa cultural center in Northern Tushino as part of the Favorite Classics philharmonic subscription. Connoisseurs listen to works that are included in the treasury of world chamber music, performed by leading Russian musicians. Music alternates with stories about the life and work of composers or the history of the creation of works from the concert program. The next meeting will take place on April 18 at 17:00. The program includes Suite No. 1 for piano, as well as 10 songs for voice and piano, including the pearl of world music – “Solveig’s Song” by the Norwegian composer Edvard Grieg.

“Concerts of the Philharmonic subscription“ Favorite Classics ”are a great opportunity for residents and guests of the Northern Tushino region to attend a concert of the best chamber ensembles of Russia, as well as soloists of the Bolshoi Theater, the Moscow Academic Musical Theater named after K.S. Stanislavsky and Vl. I. Nemirovich-Danchenko, laureates of prestigious international music competitions in a concert hall next to the house, ”says Svetlana Komissarova, director of the Alye Parusa cultural center.

Science and education: DNA, paleolandscape and bird life

Those who are interested in natural sciences are always welcome at the State Biological Museum named after K.A. Timiryazev in the Presnensky district. In recent years, many new visitor programs have been prepared here. Among them – the weekend program “Family in the Museum”, which includes the biological game “Family Maze”, several different cycles of subscription classes for younger students under the general title “Meet the Museum”, new educational excursions for preschoolers and younger students with screenings films about nature.

From April to August, the museum will be working on a new project “1: 100 or 100: 1. Models and models in the Biological Museum “. Some natural objects are too large to be in a museum, while others, on the contrary, are too small. Still others are very fragile and poorly preserved, lose their shape and color. In such cases, only the layout can give an idea of ​​what they look like.

Thanks to the project, guests of the museum will be able to see the exact models of the DNA molecule or the laboratory of I.P. Pavlov, the very Soviet scientist who made a huge contribution to the study of higher nervous activity, conducting experiments on a dog. The model recreates the real situation in the laboratory: a dog was in one isolated chamber, and a researcher sat in another and watched it, periodically giving signals using an ingenious mechanism.

The evolution that took place on Earth is also presented in miniature. Small models of paleolandscapes allow you to get acquainted with the history of the development of life on Earth in one small room. And the diorama “Bird Market” introduces the basics of evolutionary teaching. In the foreground are stuffed birds, then they are replaced by models, which become smaller and smaller with distance, passing into a handwritten backdrop. It turns out, as it were, a window into wildlife – this is a diorama. Before visiting, you must buy a ticket for museum website.

On April 4, at 11:00, another event awaits visitors to the Biological Museum – the feathered day off. The meeting will focus on the wagtail and other birds that are the first to return from wintering to central Russia, and on the variety of birds in general. At the festival, you can make an origami craft that will reveal the peculiarities of a bird’s flight, compete in accuracy during the Feed the Penguin competition and learn how birds pollinate flowers. Tickets need to be purchased only online on the museum website… For visitors with a “bird” surname – a discount.

Bird Day is also celebrated in the Akademichesky district – in the Darwin Museum. On April 3, from 10:30, interactive workshops and games, classes and popular science lectures on birds will be held there. For museum visitors, this is a unique opportunity to look into a bird’s nest and examine the amazing structure of feathers and shells through a microscope, listen to a variety of bird trills and learn how to make the right bird house, learn the secrets of successful bird photography and find a bird in museum halls – a symbol of 2021. Participants in the thematic quest will receive “Bird’s Rights” filled with a real goose feather. For the first time, the holiday will be held in an online format. You can familiarize yourself with its program and buy a ticket at museum website.

Art and local history: innovations, angels and sketches of Tuapse

Residents and guests of the Lefortovo district are invited to get acquainted with the new local history project Local History Camp. It began work in March at library number 119. Until May 10, the project participants will explore the history of the Lefortovo region, its architecture and other distinctive features. As a result, they will create their own exhibition about the life of the area with elements of augmented reality.

“Augmented reality allows you to see from any gadget a lost landmark or some Lefortovo toponym that will be researched and proposed by the project participants,” explains Alexander Maksimov, head of library number 119.

One of the curators of the project is Natalya Smolyanskaya, artist, winner of the Innovation Prize in 2020. The speakers and partners of the project are also lecturer and theorist of contemporary art Boris Klyushnikov, artist, curator and journalist Olga Deryugina, Ph.D. schools MARCH Denis Romodin, Museum of History “Lefortovo” and lecture hall Repablika Verde. You can learn more about the project or apply for participation at website.

Another unusual exhibition, Mikhail Aldashin’s Raek, has opened at the Dacha Museum and Exhibition Center (a subdivision of the Museum of Russian Lubok and Naive Art). It will run until April 25th. The exhibition presents the works of the director-animator Mikhail Aldashin – sketches for cartoons, a graphic animalistic suite, sketches of his native Tuapse, self-portraits, touching still lifes, in particular, “A bottle of kefir, half a baton” from the series “Songs about food”, and, of course, the angelic cycle. Here Aldashin shows the everyday life of angels: how they bathe in the bathroom and dry their white robes and wings on a clothesline, walk the dogs and arrange music concerts. You can get acquainted with the schedule of the exhibition at website of the museum.

Inclusion and Sports: Festival and Run

The Tsaritsyno Museum-Reserve will host the V Annual Interregional Inclusive Festival #PeopleLikePeople. The event aims to draw attention to such a neurological disorder as autism, as well as help in the socialization of children and adults with autism spectrum disorder. The festival will be held on April 2 at 11:00 in a mixed format, which will include a lecture and advisory part and online events. Admission is free; pre-registration is required to participate in some events. Detailed information and program are presented on festival website.

And on April 3 at 09:00 on the embankment of the Lower Tsaritsyn pond, after almost a year break, the Parkrun race starts. These are free weekly time runs for a distance of five kilometers. The track in the Tsaritsyno Museum-Reserve is one circle, the start and finish are on the site with benches at the Lower Tsaritsyno pond from the side of Novotsaritsynskoe highway. In order to take part, you need to register on the traffic website, where you can also familiarize yourself with the route map. After registration you need to print and bring a barcode with you.

EDITOR’S NOTE: This article is a translation. Apologies should the grammar and or sentence structure not be perfect.

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