On May days Rakhmaninov’s Museum-Estate “Ivanovka” becomes a tourist Mecca because of the incredible beauty of the blooming lilac nursery. The composer’s beloved lilac bushes, scattered all over the estate park, fascinate with their beauty and incredible aroma. Hence the name of the festival – “Lilac” – and the time when it takes place.

Traditionally the first musical chords sound on a May evening right after the sunset. The terrace of the mansion turns into the stage while the audience is seated right in Ivanovka garden. The program includes music of various styles. Besides the concert program, the guests will enjoy many other interesting activities – exhibitions, a fair of folk arts, an exciting tour around the mansion called “The Secrets of the Old Manor”. Cafes and souvenir shops are going to be arranged. The evening ends with a fire show.