St. Petersburg is home to great music. It is home to a number of great companies and operas as well as theatres and concerts halls. It is also home to big number of theatres, more than fifty in fact. When in the city, you will not run out of places to experience the great music that the city has to offer.
The Mariinsky Theater is the most famous theatre in St. Petersburg and it is not only famous in the city but also around the world. It is home to the Mariinsky Ballet, Opera and Orchestra and has been the stage of the renowned artists Rimsky-Korsakov, Tchaikovsky and Mussorgsky performed their masterpieces.
Aside from being home to excellent music halls, St. Petersburg has also produced great musicians. Among these is Dmitri Shostakovich, who is known worldwide for his “Leningrad Symphony” which he dedicated to the city. The great musician Dmitri Shostakovich was born and raised in the city.
Jazz and Blues
Jazz and Blues is very popular in the city of St. Petersburg. The first jazz club was established in the city in the 1950s and the famous band Druzhba which was the first group to become popular in Russia, originated from the city.