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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Shows: Turner, Rostropovich

Tickets are still on sale for the series of three concerts in early November by pop superstar Tina Turner at the Kremlin Palace, but the selection of seats may soon be limited as a media campaign for the event goes into high gear.


Last week marked the start of a publicity blitz, said Turner's Moscow promoter, Yevgeny Boldin of SAV Entertainment. Tickets to Turner's Nov. 5, 6 and 7 appearances, her first ever in Moscow, were placed on sale two weeks ago at some 200 box offices, Boldin said Friday. He had no figures on how they are selling. Prices start at 200,000 rubles ($37).


In other news, cellist Mstislav Rostropovich is coming to the Great Hall of the Conservatory on Nov. 15 and 17 to conduct Shostakovich's "Katerina Izmailova," or "Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District."


The original version of the opera, first staged in the 1930's, was denounced and banned by Stalin and subsequently revised in 1956.Organizers for the concerts were not available Monday to give ticket prices or availability to the performance featuring the orchestra of the St. Petersburg Philarmonic and soloists from the Mariinsky opera company.