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International Shostakovich Symposium
Glasgow, October 2000

International Symposium 
Shostakovich 25 Years On
Friday 27 - Sunday 29 October 2000

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the death of Dmitri Shostakovich
and to commemorate this landmark the Royal Scottish National Orchestra and
the University of Glasgow in association with The Centre for Russian Music
- Goldsmiths College, University of London, are hosting an International
Symposium entitled Shostakovich 25 Years On.

The symposium intends to bring to light aspects of Shostakovich's life and
work, and be of interest not only to academics but also to the general
public.  Speakers have been invited from all over the world to reflect the
various thoughts and diverse facets of scholarship on Shostakovich.

The Conference opens on Friday 27 October, with the University of Glasgow
Cramb Lecture delivered by Professor Richard Taruskin (University of
California, Berkeley).  Other guest speakers include: Laurel E Fay (USA),
David Fanning (UK) Mark Aranovsky (Russia), Dmitri Feofanov (USA),
Manashir Iakubov (Russia), Gerard McBurney (UK), Levon Hakopain (Russia)
and Ludmilla Kovnatskaya (Russia).

The fee (50 pounds full price, 20 pounds students) includes:

* A ticket to the RSNO's performance of Shostakovich's Symphonies Nos.1,
  2 & 3 (part of The Herald Shostakovich Series), conducted by RSNO
  Principal 		Conductor Alexander Lazarev. 

* A chamber music recital of works for cello and piano by Shostakovich, 
  Roslavets and Mosolov, with internationally-renowned cellist Alexander
  Ivashkin and pianist Tatyana Lazareva. 

* Access to exhibitions from the M.A. Iakubov Archives (Moscow), and
  the Centre Chostakovich (Paris).

* The première screening of two films on Shostakovich, never before seen 
  in the West. Three Premières (1975) and Family Album (2000).
  Both films include interviews with Shostakovich and his family.

* Reception and dinner at Kelvingrove Art Galleries and Museum.

For further information, itinerary and to book tickets please contact
Nicolas Zekulin on 0141 225 3560 or fax 0141 221 4317. email

For further information/press tickets/pictures please call Nik McHugh on
0141 225 3571 or fax 0141 221 4317 email

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