The Barvikha Luxury Village concert hallRussian: Kontsertnyi zal «Barvikha Luxury Village» or Концертный зал «Барвиха Luxury Village» is located in Moscow’s most prestigious suburb on Rublyovo-Uspenskoye HighwayRussian: Rublyovo-Uspenskoe shosse or Рублёво-Успенское шоссе, just a few kilometres from the city. The countryside residences of many noted personalities of Russian political and business milieus and show biz stars are located in its vicinity. The hall’s state-of-the-art technical equipment holds its own among the world’s top concert venues. The Barvikha Luxury Village puts on theatrical and choreographic performances that have been celebrated with prestigious awards and prizes, including children’s performances and musical shows, movie premieres and shows by international music stars.
The show of the living rock legend Elton John marked the opening of this venue in 2008. Charles Aznavour, Placido Domingo, Vanessa-Mae, Chris de Burgh and many other singers performed here. During the New Year break, this concert hall gives traditional performances and shows for kids and, on December 31st, offers a special program starting at 10 p.m. Every New Year’s Eve is different, but shows by renowned performers, a dinner with a wide variety of dishes and plenty of opportunities for dancing are always on the list. Throughout the year, the best theatres in Moscow (Community of Taganka ActorsRussian: Sodruzhestvo aktyorov na Taganke or Содружество актёров на Таганке, Moscow Pushkin Drama TheatreRussian: Teatr im. Pushkina or Театр им. Пушкина, Stas Namin’s TheatreRussian: Teatr Stasa Namina or Театр Стаса Намина, among others) put on performances for adults and kids, while some performers, such as pianist Denis Matsuev, stage concerts almost every year in this hall. Along with classical performances, one can also see 3D shows for kids with the latest technology and video projections on screens as high as a three-storey house.
The concert hall seats between 750 to 1,000 people, and the stage can be seen from anywhere in the hall, with every row being 15 cm higher than the preceding one. The hall is modifiable and is well suited for different kinds of events. The classical amphitheatre arrangement means that viewers are seated in armchairs, while the restaurant arrangement works well for 300 to 350 people sitting around tables. In the latter case, visitors will enjoy not only the music of their favourite performers, but also a delicious dinner in a casual setting. Both Russian and international artists use this arrangement for their shows.
The hall has VIP lounges that fit 3 to 12 guests, with cloakrooms in each of them. Some antechambers feature sofas, armchairs and tables. At the guests’ request, snacks and drinks are delivered up to here from the bar. As for the bar, it has comfortable seating where guests may comfortably rest during the intermission. In total, the building has five bars located on different floors, offering visitors hot and cold snacks, desserts, beverages and alcoholic drinks.
The concert hall is equipped with a powerful Meyer Sound acoustic system and equipment designed for elaborate performances with large-scale stage settings. A special mechanism opens the ceiling over the hall, and modern video systems show both 35mm films and 3D digital films.
The concert hall building is designed by the well-known Italian architect Antonio Citterio in the minimalist tradition, whose innovative ideas are reflected not only in the interior designs, but also in the custom-made furniture for the lounge and VIP zones, bars and the concert hall itself. The interior and exterior finish of the concert hall is made with natural materials, mostly Western red-cedar, which has become the calling card of the Bavikha Luxury Village complex. Red-cedar vertical panels framing picture windows highlight the modern eco-architectural style of this impressive building.
The concert hall has 450 underground and above-ground parking spaces, and one can easily get from the underground parking areas into the lounge area. Smoking is allowed in specially selected areas. Barvikha Luxury Village is fully equipped for people with mobility disabilities, including special ramps, washrooms and lifts. Hi-speed Wi-Fi is available throughout the building.
The concert hall is part of the multifunctional Barvikha Luxury Village Trade and Entertainment CentreRussian: torgovo-razvlekatelnyi kompleks «Barvikha Luxury Village» or торгово-развлекательный комплекс «Барвиха Luxury Village» composed of the five-star Barvikha Hotel & Spa complete with the Espace Vitalité Chenot Spa Centre, boutiques selling world-famous brand name clothing, jewelry and watches, motor shows and gourmet restaurants.© 2016-2018 moscovery.com