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‘White Nights’ in St Petersburg with Kempinski

Kempinski Hotel Moika 22 is proud to be the official host hotel of the XIII International Festival of Music of the Great Hermitage, taking place from 9 to 13 July, 2013 during ‘White Nights’ in St Petersburg.

The International Festival of Music of the Great Hermitage will be held in the Hermitage Museum to support contemporary classical music. The festival coincides with the beauty of ‘White Nights’, the magical time of the year that shows off St Petersburg in all its glory and makes it one of the most attractive summer destinations in Europe. 

‘White Nights’ is a unique time in St Petersburg, starting at the end of May and lasting until the middle of July. During ‘White Nights’, the sun never goes down; the sky looks like a living painting and the bridges that span the Neva River open up to let ships on the way to the Finland Gulf pass by. The historical buildings, palaces and churches of St Petersburg look most poetic and mystic, and people come from all over the world to see this beauty. Hotel guests are invited to round out their stay with a boat trip on the rivers and canals of St Petersburg in the hotel’s private boat, Sunne in Splendour.

 Performers at this year’s Festival of Music will include the Tine Thing Helseth Tango Quintet, Maria Joao and Mario Laginha, The Wolfert Brederode Quartet – three of the brightest and most interesting young music groups from Norway, Portugal and tThe XIII International Festival Music of the Great Hermitage playbillhe Netherlands. Ever since its inception in 2001, the festival has presented modern trends in contemporary classical music from both Russia and around the world. Festival guests can enjoy performances by renowned artists and rising stars, experience diverse musical styles and learn about new approaches to classical music.

 Kempinski Hotel Moika 22 is situated right in front of Palace Square and the renowned Hermitage Museum. Other world famous cultural landmarks of St Petersburg are nearby, including the National Pushkin Museum, the St Petersburg State Capella, the Imperial Summer Garden and the Nevski Prospect. The hotel is truly situated in the very heart of Russia’s cultural capital.

Guests of Kempinski Hotel Moika 22 can book their tickets to the festival of Music of the Great Hermitage at the concierge desk of the hotel or in advance.

One more thing to add to the list of special summer treats at Kempinski Hotel Moika 22 is the Summer Terrace of Bellevue Brasserie restaurant, on the 9th floor. Guests can enjoy the new seasonal menu, Tastes of Summer, while taking in the 360-degree view over St Petersburg’s historical landmarks.

Bellevue Brasserie offers European cuisine with Russian accents. In the summer, Bellevue Brasserie and its Summer Terrace are open from 12 noon to 3 am.

Playbill of The XIII International Festival of Music of the Great Hermitage