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Grand Hall of St. Petersburg Academic Philharmonic Society

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Very moving to hear a concert in this hall

This was the very hall where Shostakovich's 7th "Leningrad" Symphony had its first Leningrad... read more

Reviewed 28 June 2018
Top draw - a great visit

We saw a performance by the wonderful St Petersburg Philharmonic during the opening weeks of their... read more

Reviewed 18 December 2017
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Mikhailovskaya St., 2, St. Petersburg 191011, Russia
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Reviewed 28 June 2018

This was the very hall where Shostakovich's 7th "Leningrad" Symphony had its first Leningrad performance in 1942 right in the middle of the blockade. The musicians were starving, the audience was starving, but they insisted on making music. For that reason alone, this is worth...More

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Reviewed 18 December 2017

We saw a performance by the wonderful St Petersburg Philharmonic during the opening weeks of their 2017-18 season. It truly was a thoroughly enjoyable evening - the theatre is beautiful with amazing acoustics, the Orchestra was top notch, food and drinks were reasonably priced, and...More

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Reviewed 28 August 2017

Together with 500+ fellow passengers from the Azamara Journey cruise ship, I attended a 'Classica' concert by the St Petersburg State Symphony Orchestra at their impressive home D D Shostakovich (famous Russian composer) earlier this week. It was a most enjoyable evening with superb facilities...More

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Reviewed 30 June 2017

I wanted to see a Philharmonic concert and was not disappointed. The music we enjoyed the acoustics great.

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Reviewed 11 March 2017

Not so classical this time. We heard "tango music" by Gershwin, Piazzolla, Gardel. The saxophone by Federico Mondelci was the best I have heard, and the same goes to the spread by Gianni Iorio. Also the orchestra was splendid. An interesting concert, and the audience...More

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Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

This is classic and traditional music hall. Some musicians has admired the acoustic of the hall as a one of the best. Prices of tickets were reasonable.

Thank Ville T
Reviewed 6 November 2016

We got to be there for the evening of organ music, and it was wonderful. I just wish there were more people in the audience who could have enjoyed organ in the non-church environment.

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Reviewed 12 October 2016

We went there for the premiere of the Philharmonic season. Music was great, and it was nice to see the local people attending the concert (most of the people were locals there). The venue itself is good, but not especial or much sophisticated.

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Reviewed 4 October 2016

The Great Hall of Philharmonic is a beautiful place to see - even without the music. However, find a concert you are interested in, and try to get ticket. There are also very cheap last minute tickets, where you can sit any available seat.

Thank Tuire P
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

One of the most amazing symphonies I've been to in many years. The venue is beautiful. The music was awesome. Loved it!

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