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Berlioz: Past, Present, Future
Northampton, MA, March/April 2000

An international conference, "Berlioz: Past, Present, Future," will be held
at Smith College, in Northampton, Massachusetts, from Friday, March 31, to
Sunday, April 2, 2000. Participants will include leading Berlioz scholars
from France, England, Australia, and the United States, the President of
the Bibliotheque Nationale de France, and the Director-General of the
Orchestre de Paris. The keynote address will be given by Peter Gay,
Director of the Center for Scholars and Writers at the New York Public
Library, and a special lecture will be given by the world's seniormost
Berlioz scholar, Jacques Barzun.

For the detailed conference program and for information about
accommodations in Northampton, please see our website--Berlioz2003.com--and
go to "The Smith College Colloquium."

The Smith College Colloquium is the first of a series of scholarly
gatherings that will take place from 2000 to 2003 as a part of the
celebrations of the forthcoming two-hundredth anniversary of the composer's
birth--celebrations coordinated in Paris by the Comite International Hector
Berlioz.

Peter Bloom, Professor of Music, Smith College
pbloom@sophia.smith.edu
phone (413) 585-3157 fax (413) 585-3185