The festival, founded in 1999 by Yuri Temirkanov, does not simply combine different forms of art, it engages in an interplay all the cultural establishments that are situated at the square that gave its name to the festival
Among the participants are: the State Russian Museum, Mikhailovsky theatre, Church of the Savior on the Spilled Blood, theatre of Musical Comedy. The main part of the programme is hosted by the D. D. Shostakovich St. Petersburg Academic Philarmonic Hall.
This musical forum offers a wide variety of fascinating events and encounters with world`s leading musicians. The best pieces of symphonic, opera and chamber music will be performed by highly estimated musicians.