Next week the phenomenal Sarah Brightman will be performing at the Oktyabrsky Concert Hall (Ligovsky Ave, 6, St Petersburg, Russia, 191036). The English classical soprano, actress, songwriter and dancer performs in a startling array of languages, including Russian, so make sure to catch her at on the 18th February.
Also performing at the Oktyabrsky Concert Hall, on the 19th February, is Kitaro, a now legendary Japanese New Age guru. With a career spanning forty years, Kitaro is a multi-instrumentalist who has performed, composed and arranged pieces for international audiences, acquiring Grammys and Godlen Globes along the way.
Not quite a multi-instrumentalist but certainly considered one of the leading bassists in contemporary jazz, Avishai Cohen performs on the 4th of March as part of the Avishai Cohen Trio. Tickets are still available for the show at the Aurora Concert Hall but be quick as his earlier London shows sold out.
Something for the Young at Heart?
On the 27th, the teenagers in your party, or maybe those reliving their youth, might enjoy going to see the Backstreet Boys at the A2 Club. The best-selling boy band in history, The Backstreet Boys have sold over 130 million records worldwide and this time Backstreet’s Back Alright in St. Petersburg.
Perhaps for some of you the abiding teenage icons look a little less slick and box-fresh and a little more like the more grizzled Depeche Mode. Lucky for you then that the band is also performing in St. Petersburg soon. Gracing the stage at the SKK Arena on the 4th of March, with support from Diamond Version, the band shows that you’re never too old to produce weird electronic noise for long-time fans and newbies alike.
Other highlights this month and next include appearances by:
The Grand Astoria – Da Da – February 19th
Steel Panther – Club Kosmonaut – Feb 21st 8pm
Benny Page – Club Cosmonaut – Feb 21st 11.55pm
Kastle – Soul Kitchen Club – Feb 22nd
Schiller – Cosmonaut Club – Feb 26th
Yundi – Great Hall (Philharmonic) – Feb 27th
Emir Kusturica & The No Smoking Orchestra – Club Cosmonaut – March 6th
Bullet For My Valentine – Club Cosmonaut – March 7th
Club Des Belugas and Brenda Boykin – Aurora Concert Hall – March 8th
Gogol Bordello – A2 Club – March 13th and 14th
If you’re interested in catching a show by these or any other artists while you’re visiting St. Petersburg then get in touch with Ulko Tours and they’ll be happy to help you acquire tickets.