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A further reminder that booking is open for the festival/symposium:
(M)other Russia: Evolution or Revolution
Twenty Years since the Collapse of Communism
Presented by The Centre for Russian Music, Goldsmiths, University of London
In association with the Institute of Musical Research and BBC Symphony Orchestra
26 – 27 April 2012
Chancellor’s Hall, Senate House
28 April 2012
The Barbican Centre
29 April 2012
Great Hall, Goldsmiths College
22 Lewisham Way, SE14
This festival/symposium commemorates the 20th anniversary of the collapse of the Soviet Union and the fall of communism within Europe - an event that has brought unprecedented political, social and cultural change worldwide during the last two decades.
The festival/symposium will take place in London on Thursday 26 April, Friday 27 April and Sunday 29 April 2012, in association with the BBC 'full immersion' day (28 April 2012) dedicated to the music of Arvo Part, arguably the most successful composer to have emerged from a former Soviet republic. The composer will be in attendance:
The festival/symposium will include performances of new Russian chamber music, new piano works, vocal compositions, music for choir, talks given by notable post-Soviet composers as well as the showing of documentary films.
The final concert will be followed by a round-table discussion with the leading composers: Alexander Raskatov, Vladimir Tarnopolsky, Elena Firsova, Dmitry Smirnov, Faradzh Karaev.