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28 Feb 2020

Belarus Events Calendar: MARCH 2020

Belarus Events Calendar: MARCH 2020

Dear friends! We are sorry to inform you that we have to change the monthly Events Calendar on the website. The coronavirus pandemic has led to border shutdowns, travel restrictions, cancellation or postponement of public events. People are willing to refrain from trips and entertainments to protect themselves and their families.

Belarus is taking all the necessary measures to prevent the spread of the infection. The country has neither shut down its borders nor imposed strict travel restrictions. However, Belarus calls on EVERY PERSON to be extremely careful, follow the WHO and doctors’ recommendations, observe personal hygiene rules, and, most importantly, take care of each other. If you have returned from the worst-hit regions and countries, you should seek medical attention in case of the slightest deterioration in your health and, of course, isolate yourselves as soon as possible, in order not to spread any infection, not only COVID-19.

In view of this situation, large public events are canceled or postponed. Please, check out the information in advance. Organizers promise that tickets for all postponed events will remain valid. Please, remember to stay healthy!

Belarus bans mass events till 6 April

Belarus’ Kupala Theater to go online with Paulinka production

Water Extravaganza and Fantasy Park at Belarusian State Circus

The unique Water Extravaganza and Fantasy Park program which combines remarkable circus acts of various genres, a fountain show and a laser lighting display will take place at the Belarusian State Circus from 1 February until 10 May. The visitors will see 200 tons of water rising up in hundreds of water jets that reach the dome of the circus alongside epic waterfalls. The program will feature tame sea lions, bears, dogs and monkeys, equilibrists on a trapeze, acrobats on a trampoline, strength athletes, air gymnasts, clowns and many others.

Where: Belarusian State Circus, Minsk

Creation of the World ballet in Bolshoi Theater of Belarus

Valentin Elizariev has choreographed a new production of the Creation of the World ballet that premiered at the Minsk Bolshoi Theater in 1976. The idea for the production emerged in 1971 after the premiere of the same-name play by Natalia Kasatkina and Vasily Vasilyev at the Kirov (Marrinsky) Theater featuring Mikhail Baryshnikov. Then, according to composer Andrei Petrov, Elisariev's work was named the country’s most successful ballet. Speaking about the relevance of the play, Valentin Elizariev says that “a man of today will always be interested in the biblical theme”. To further explore it, he took into account the individuality and creative abilities of the present-day actors.

When: 1 and 27 March
Where: Belarus’ Bolshoi Opera and Ballet Theater, Minsk

Maslenitsa 2020 in Belarus

Shortly before spring Belarusians celebrate the cheerful holiday of Maslenitsa that symbolizes the farewell of winter and the joyful expectation of spring. In the past the holiday was linked with the Slavic cult of the sun. Since then round golden pancakes representing the sun have become the symbols of the holiday. As a rule, the celebrations last for a week. The Maslenitsa Week is all about fests, fairs, games, theater performances, ancient rites, masquerades, visiting family and friends, home-made treats and dishes, sleighing, and, of course, burning the Maslenitsa effigy that represents winter.

When: 24 February – 1 March
Where: towns and villages across Belarus

Dmitry Koldun in Belarus

Famous singer, musician, and composer Dmitry Koldun won the hearts of the audience in the times of the Fabrika Zvyozd [Star Factory] talent show. He ranked fifth with the song Work Your Magic at the Eurovision Song Contest in 2007, Belarus' best result so far. The artist is a four-time winner of the Golden Gramophone Award, ranks high in hit parades, gives concerts to a full house, and continues releasing singles. His upcoming concerts in Belarus will feature a lot of famous songs, such as Tsarevna and Chuvstva Bez Tepla.

When, where:

7 March – Minsk Concert Hall, Minsk
5 April – Gomel Oblast social and cultural center, Gomel

Lazar Hidekel’s exhibition in National Art Museum of Belarus

100 years after the founding of the world-famous art association UNOVIS in Vitebsk on the initiative of Kazimir Malevich, Minsk is finally hosting a solo exhibition of Lazar Khidekel, one of its active participants - the world's first suprematism architect, artist, innovator and bright representative of the avant-garde movement. This is one of the highlights in a series of events united by one name - #UNOVIS100. The exhibition features about 100 original works of the artist and UNOVIS documents of from the archives of the Khidekel  family.

When: 15 February -15 April
Where: National Art Museum of Belarus
20 Lenina, Minsk

IBU European Open Biathlon Championships in Raubichi

The 2020 IBU European Open Biathlon Championships will be held in the Raubichi Winter Olympic Center on 26 February-1 March. The International Biathlon Federation (IBU) has decided to relocate the event to Belarus from Estonian Otepaa due to unusually warm weather. The program includes supersprint, mixed relays, sprints and men's and women's pursuits. More than 35 national biathlon federations have applied for participation. Raubichi will welcome more than 350 athletes, both famous athletes and future stars of international biathlon.

When: 26 February – 1 March
Where: Raubichi Winter Olympic Center, Minsk District
GPS coordinates: N 54°.059038' E 27° 734583'

Master and Margarita Show

Directed by Valery Belyakovich and based on the novel “The Master and Margarita” by Mikhail Bulgakov, the show has been on stage for seven years already. The show has been named the most popular play in the CIS countries and abroad and broke the box office records. Skillfully organized stage setting, dance and laser shows, spectacular lighting effects and brilliant acting broadened the genre frames. The cast features Olga Kabo, Ivar Kalnynsh, Igor Khalizov, Artem Lebedev, Sergei Pozdnyakov, Yelena Suprun and Sergei Milyaev.

When and where:

2 March – Central House of Officers, Minsk, 3 Krasnoarmeyskaya Street, Minsk
3 March – Mogilev Concert Hall, 10 Pervomaiskaya Street, Mogilev

IBU Cup Biathlon in Raubichi

The final stage of the IBU Cup will take place at the Raubichi Olympic Center on 4-7 March. Taking part in this top-level event will be 250 biathletes from 29 countries.


4 March
12.00 - sprint (women)
15.00 - sprint (men)

5 March
11.00 - sprint (women)
14.00 - sprint (men)

6 March
11.00 - mass start (women)
13.30 - mass start (men)

When: 4-7 March
Where: Raubichi Olympic Center, Minsk District
GPS coordinates: N 54°.059038' E 27° 734583'

Vladimir Spivakov Invites international festival

The 6th edition of the Vladimir Spivakov Invites international festival will be held in Minsk in the first days of spring. This year the biennial forum established by the world-famous conductor and musician will be centered around two important anniversaries. On 12 September 2020 Vladimir Spivakov will mark his 75th birthday. This year his famous team Moscow Virtuosi will also mark their 40th anniversary. In this regard the festival will have something special on offer.

On 3 March the festival will open at the Bolshoi Theater of Belarus. Taking part in the gala will be Moscow Virtuosi and soloist of the Bolshoi Theater of Russia Anna Aglatova (soprano).

On 4 March the audience will be able to enjoy a one-man performance Eugene Onegin on stage of the Belarusian State Philharmonic Society. The production will star famous Russian actor Dmitry Dyuzhev who will be accompanied by the State Academic Symphony Orchestra of Belarus under the baton of Arkady Berin.

On 7 March Europe’s best ballet dancers will perform on stage of the Bolshoi Theater.  The program of the gala From Classics to Modernism will feature masterpieces like The Sleeping Beauty, Don Quixote, Swan Lake and some original productions by contemporary choreographers. 

On 9 March the festival will wrap up at the Belarusian State Philharmonic Society with a concert by the Kremerata Baltica chamber orchestra established by Gidon Kremer. The concert will also star French pianist and composer Lucas Debargue.

When: 3-9 March
Where: Bolshoi Opera and Ballet Theater of Belarus, 1 Parizhskoy Kommuny Square, Minsk.
Belarusian State Philharmonic Society, 50 Nezavisimosti Avenue, Minsk.

Symphonic Rock Hits from CONCORD ORCHESTRA

The Minsk Concert Hall will host the world’s first dancing symphonic orchestra CONCORD ORCHESTRA with its concert program Symphonic Rock Hits. Lord of Darkness. The musicians will bring a spectacular light show and perform legendary rock compositions: Queen, Scorpions, The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Aerosmith, Depeche Mode, Bon Jovi, AC/DC, Metallica, Linkin Park, Rammstein, Survivor, Nirvana, Status Quo, Europe, Steve Vai, Muse, and Maroon 5. The musicians do not sit on chairs, but dance with their instruments, creating a special atmosphere on stage. Such performance is possible only with the works played from memory. The dancing part of the show is well-choreographed, while costumes are specially designed to make part of the CONCORD ORCHESTRA brand. The art director and chief conductor is Fabio Pirola (Italy).

When: 4 March
Where: Minsk Concert Hall, 5 Oktyabrskaya Street

Maimuna and Symphony Orchestra

Maimuna is well known by her performance with Uzari at the Eurovision 2015. Earlier she was the leading violin of the Belarus President’s Orchestra. Maimuna is a virtuoso musician: she set a new world record by playing The Flight of the Bumblebee in 54 seconds. The previous record holder was German violinist David Garrett. A new step forward in her career is the cooperation with the orchestra of the Belarusian State Musical Theater. The program will feature works by Johannes Brahms, Michael Jackson, Sting, soundtracks from The Games of Thrones, Pirates of the Caribbean, compositions of popular singers Ed Sheeran, Coldplay, A-Ha.

When: 6 March
Where: Belarusian State Musical Theater, 44 Myasnikova Street, Minsk

Irina Allegrova in Minsk

Russian singer Irina Allegrova will give a concert at Minsk Arena on the eve of International Women's Day. Thousands of fans, tours of the post-Soviet countries, Europe and the United States, all-time hits: over 30 years of signing career Irina Allegrova has become a real legend of the Russian singing stage. As usual, the show will bring in lots of fun, open talk and beloved songs. The 2020 program will feature well-known songs and new compositions of the singer.

When: 7 March
Where: Minsk Arena, 111 Pobeditelei Avenue, Minsk

EMIN in Minsk

In the run-up to International Women's Day, famous singer and musician EMIN will come to Minsk with the concert Good Love, named after his new album. Viewers will enjoy a truly romantic evening with songs accompanied by a band, wind and percussion instruments. The concert will feature EMIN’s latest singles (Nezhnaya, Neveroyatnaya) as well as his most popular songs (Boomerang, Amor).

When: 7 March
Where: Palace of the Republic, 1 Oktyabrskaya Square, Minsk

Jazz Evenings at the Philharmonic: Johnny O'Neal

Jazz Evenings at the Philharmonic will include a concert of legendary jazz musician Johnny O'Neal who will unique rhythms from the heart of the world’s jazz capital New York to Minsk for the second time. Born in Detroit, the USA, Johnny O'Neal performed and recorded music with such jazz stars as guitarist Russell Malone and trumpeter Clark Terry. In 2004 he starred in the Oscar-winning film Ray where he played his teacher pianist Art Tatum. Johnny O'Neal is famous for his unique performing style that combines virtuosity and ballad melodism.

When: 8 March
Where: Belarusian State Philharmonic, 50 Nezavisimosti Avenue, Minsk

OLYMPIA CLASSIC – Pop Hit Symphony

The large symphony orchestra OLYMPIA CLASSIC under the baton of conductor Mikhail Snitko will perform the world’s best pop hits. The program of the concert will include songs by such world-class artists as  Madonna, Britney Spears, ABBA, Michael Jackson, Adele, Sia, and others. Spectators will be able to listen to unusual versions of their favorite songs performed live and accompanied by visual and light effects. The event will also feature the State Chamber Choir of Belarus.

When: 10 March
Where: Minsk Concert Hall, 5 Oktyabrskaya Street, Minsk

Gleb Matveichuk in Minsk

The singer, composer, and actor Gleb Matveichuk. He won people’s hearts by participating in the famous projects Toch-v-toch [exactly to a T], Zhivoi zvuk [live sound], Tri akkorda [three chords]. Gleb Matveichuk’s music can be heard in the movies Admiral, Pro Lyuboff, Yaroslav. Tysyachu Let Nazad, Chkalov, and other ones. The artist’s theatrical career includes roles in the rock opera Jesus Christ Superstar, the musical Monte-Cristo. He has also participated in the reality shows Russkiye tenory [Russian tenors], Golos [Voice], Dve Zvezdy [Two Stars]… The Minsk concert of the artist will feature hit works from popular musicals, rock operas, songs by foreign and domestic composers as well as the author’s personal works. The show will be accompanied by the pop band of Gleb Matveichuk.

When: 10 March
Where: The Central House of Officers, 3 Krasnoarmeiskaya Street, Minsk

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