Conference: Shostakovich Symposium “The Quartets in Context,” University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, February 21-22

Shostakovich Symposium

Monday-Tuesday, February 21-22, 2011

Levis Faculty Center (919 West Illinois Street, Urbana)

Leading scholars of Russian music will speak on Dmitry Shostakovich and the string quartets performed by the Pacifica Quartet throughout the Krannert Center season. A keynote address will be given by Richard Taruskin (University of California, Berkeley) at Krannert Center prior to the Pacifica Quartet performance on February 22. All talks are free and open to the public. For more information, contact

Highlights of the symposium include:

February 21 Afternoon keynote address by Simon Morrison, Princeton University
Evening keynote address by Laurel Fay, independent scholar

February 22 Pre-concert talk by Richard Taruskin, University of California, Berkeley

Sponsored by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences; the Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities; the School of Literatures, Cultures, and Linguistics; Krannert Center; the Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center; the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures; the European Union Center; the Department of German Languages and Literatures; the Program on Jewish Culture and Society; the Program in Comparative and World Literature; and the School of Music.

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