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Moscow's cultural scene is famously enormous and varied - but where to start? Our arts-savvy editorial team trawl what's on offer, to bring you our selection of Culture Picks for your leisure time. Current and upcoming recommendations are:
22.11.19  20:00 A-ha (Norway)
Pål Waaktaar and Magne Furuholmen, formerly of Bridges, formed Norwegian synth pop group a-ha in the early '80s. Nimble vocalist Morten Harket joined the duo, and they left for the now "legendary London flat" (so called because of its state of disrepair) to make it. By late 1983 they had achieved part of that goal by signing to WEA. Their debut single, "Take On Me," went through three versions before becoming a hit in the U.K., eventually reaching number two in November 1985. It went one better in the U.S., mainly due to the wide exposure of its stunning video on MTV, which fused animation with real-life action. They returned to the charts with "The Sun Always Shines on T.V." which became a U.K. number one in early 1986, helping take the album Hunting High and Low to the Top Ten. The song hit the Top 20 in the U.S., where the album reached number 15. Read more
Crocus City Hall 
17.09.19-30.11.19 Russian Jordaens. Paintings by Jacob Jordaens from Russian Collections
The Pushkin State Museum presents the exhibition “Russian Jordaens. Paintings and Drawings by Jacob Jordaens from Russian Collections,” which will feature landmark pieces of Flemish artist Jacob (Jacques) Jordaens and convey the interest shown for his works in Russia. The exhibition will be the first to present almost all of the master’s paintings and drawings that are held in Russian museums: the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, the State Hermitage Museum, the Ekaterinburg Museum of Fine Arts, the Nizhny Novgorod State Art Museum, and the Perm State Art Gallery. One of the works will be displayed courtesy of the Holy Trinity Cathedral of the Alexander Nevsky Lavra in St. Petersburg. The exhibition shall comprise 18 paintings and 31 drawings reflecting the milestones of Jordaens’s artistic journey, the diversity of his themes and genres, and the evolution of his style. Read more
Pushkin Fine Arts Museum 
06.02.20  20:00 Symphonic Mystery. World of Hans Zimmer
For the first time, the music of a real “rock star” among film composers will be performed on the Russian stage. The “The World of Hans Zimmer – A Symphonic Celebration” concert tour is on a triumphal procession across the world. The groundbreaking tour, which stars longtime friends and colleagues of Hans Zimmer – the rock star of film score composers – is set to remain in high demand. Hans Zimmer is curator and musical director of the show, and although he isn’t performing himself, he has invited several renowned soloists from his talent factory and circle of friends to take part in the tour. For the first time, along with the music, viewers can enjoy an exclusive video sequence that includes the most iconic scenes of Zimmer's favorite films. The master carefully selected the best movie shots that most accurately reflect the mood of his genius musical scores. Read more
VTB Arena Park 
11.02.20  20:00 Tindersticks (UK)
Tindersticks were one of the most original and distinctive British acts of the '90s, standing apart from both the British indie scene and the rash of Brit-pop guitar combos that dominated the U.K. charts. The origins of Tindersticks lay in Asphalt Ribbons, a Nottingham-based indie rock band that featured vocalist Stuart Staples, keyboardist David Boulter, and violinist Dickon Hinchcliffe. All three members formed Tindersticks in 1992; the remaining members included guitarist Neil Fraser, bassist Mark Colwill, and drummer Al Macaulay. Where their contemporaries were often direct and to the point, Tindersticks were obtuse and leisurely, crafting dense, difficult songs layered with literary lyrics, intertwining melodies, mumbling vocals, and gently melancholy orchestrations. Essentially, the group filtered the dark romanticism of Leonard Cohen, Ian Curtis, and Scott Walker through the bizarre pop songcraft of Lee Hazlewood and the aesthetics of indie rock. Though their music was far from casual listening, Tindersticks gained a dedicated cult following in the mid-'90s, beginning with their eponymous 1993 debut album, which was named Album of the Year by Melody Maker. Read more
Glavclub Green Concert 
29.11.19-23.02.20 Miles Aldridge. The Taste of Color
The Lumiere Brothers Photography Center presents the first Russian exhibition of British fashion photographer Miles Aldridge, which will feature more than forty of the photographer’s most recognizable works. “The King of Color” Miles Aldridge is a favorite photographer and cover artist for magazines such as Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, GQ, Vanity Fair, Numéro, The New York Times and The New Yorker. On the one hand, his works fit perfectly into the aesthetics of glossy magazines, because in terms of their visual characteristics they correspond to society’s ideas of beauty. On the other hand, they criticize the ideals of the modern world and the system of which they are a part. Aldridge always frames a woman: beautiful, sexy, strong. Moreover, she often finds herself in situations or places that emphasize the roles assigned to her by society: wife, mother, housewife, lover. The ideal femme fatale appears before the viewer as an object of consumption, part of the world of consumerism. Read more
Lumiere Brothers Photogallery 
 
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