Russia's Ministry of Culture has announced sales of the Moscow Philharmonic have already exceeded all expectations by selling almost 100 million rubles ($1.25 million US) tickets in the first days. According to the news, 34 thousand 2016-2017 concert season tickets were sold the first day, most of which were via the Internet.
Online ticket sales began February 1st, and officials at the Philharmonic said online users bought 10 tickets every minute of the first day. Currently, the price range of Philharmonic tickets cost from 400 to 4000 rubles. Sales are slated to close at the beginning of the season in September.
One of the first performances of the coming season will feature conductor Yuri Bashmet, and the chamber ensemble "Soloists of Moscow" on the opening Saturday afternoon, September 10th. Other highly anticipated performances include; the 80th anniversary of the orchestra conducted by the brilliant Vladimir Jurowski (feature image) on September 8th and October 9th; and the State Symphony orchestra "New Russia" conducted by Alexander Vedernikov on September 15th, just to name two.
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Image credit: Vladimir Jurowski courtesy IMG Artists