This is the most popular and most historic place to hear Russian and international compositions performed by some of the country's top orchestras and soloists. The conservatory, housed in an 18th-century mansion now fronted by a statue of Tchaikovsky, who taught here for 12 years, is still the premier training ground for Russian musicians. The bigger shows with visiting symphony orchestras are in the Grand Hall (Bolshoi Zal). The smaller Rachmaninoff Hall and the Small Hall (Maly Zal) offer more intimate atmospheres, often featuring performances by rising student stars. Tickets for the Grand Hall can be as low as 100 rubles.