Fulton Hall
1010 E. 59th St., 4th Floor, Chicago, IL 60637

Free to the public, donations accepted

  • 4:00 p.m. Opening Remarks: Julia Vaingurt
  • 4:15 p.m. Panel I
    • Richard Taruskin (University of California, Berkeley) – КОЛЕ ПОСВЯЩАЕТСЯ (Dedicated to Kolya)
    • Miriam Tripaldi (University of Chicago) – On Experimentation within Classic Forms
  • 5:45 p.m.   Video Interview with Konstantin Bagrenin – 43 years with Galina Ustvolskaya
  • 6:00 p.m. Dinner

Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts
915 E. 60th St., Chicago, IL 60637
Free to the public, donations accepted

  • 8:00 p.m.     Concert I   Power in Sound: The Music of Galina Ustvolskaya
    • Composition No. 1 Dona Nobis Pacem: piccolo, tuba, piano (1970/71)
    • Piano Sonata No. 3 (1952)
    • Composition No. 3 “Benedictus”: 4 flute, 4 bassoon, piano (1974/75)
    • Symphony No. 4: “Prayer”: contralto, piano, trumpet, tam-tam (1985/87)
    • SYMPHONY NO. 5 “Amen” reciter, violin, oboe, trumpet, tuba and percussion (1989/90)
    • Performers:
      • Liz Pearse, voice
      • DePaul’s Ensemble 20+ led by Michael Lewanski
      • Kuang-Hao-Huang, piano
      • Kevin Harrison, tuba
      • Shanna Gutierrez, piccolo
      • Andrew Rosenblum, piano


Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts
Free to the public, donations accepted

  • 10:00 a.m. Marina Frolova-Walker (University of Cambridge)
    Keynote Address:  The Outtakes
  • 11:15 a.m. Panel II 
    • Lidia Ader (Rimsky-Korsakov St. Petersburg Conservatory) – On Soviet Musical Experimentation
    • Simon Morrison (Princeton University) – The Girl and the Crocodile (Ustvolskaya and Khrennikov)
    • Discussant: Marina Mogilner (University of Illinois, Chicago)
  • 12:30 p.m. Lunch
  • 1:45 p.m. Panel III 
    • Caryl Emerson (Princeton University) – Krzhizhanovsky’s Moscow Sketches  (Partial Visibility during Total War)”
    • Anton Svynarenko (University of Illinois, Chicago – The No-Time of War in Pavel Zaltsman’s The Puppies
    • Discussant: Alisa Ballard (Ohio State University)
  • 3:00 p.m. Panel IV 
    • Matthew Kendall – Double Vision: Stereoscopic Cinema and Aleksandr Andrievskii’s Two Creative Lives
    • Lilya Kaganovsky – Zhenshchina s kinoapparatom / The Woman with the Movie Camera
    • Discussant: Robert Bird (University of Chicago)
  • 5:30 p.m. Dinner
  • 8:00 p.m.  Concert II, Now/Then: Ustvolskaya, Khorkova and Maminova
    * Pre-concert talk by Miriam Tripaldi

    • Marina Khorkova: a_priori for flute and cello (2013) – Shanna Gutierrez, flute; Seth Parker Woods, cello
    • Trio for clarinet, violin, piano (1949) – Jeff Kimmel, clarinet; Tara Lynn Ramsey, violin; Andrew Rosenblum, piano
    • Dariya Maminova: Déjà vu (2013) – Ann Yi, Christopher Wendell Jones, piano
    • Grand Duet (1959) – Seth Parker Woods, cello; Andrew Rosenblum, piano


Franke Institute for the Humanities, Regenstein Library
University of Chicago
 1100 E 57th St, Chicago, IL 60637

  • 10:00 a.m. Panel V
    • Vladimir Orlov (Smolny College / St. Petersburg University)  Prokofiev and ‘Soviet Jazz’: the cantata Flourish Mighty Land
    • Anna Katsnelson (Boston University) – 99 Red Balloons: The Whimsical Seriousness of the Soviet Aerial Fantastic
    • Colleen McQuillen (University of Illinois, Chicago)
  • 11:15 a.m. Panel VI
    • Boris Gasparov (Higher School of Economics, St. Petersburg) – The Composer as Listener: Gavriil Popov and the Question of Avant-Garde subjectivity”
    • Olga Panteleeva  (Princeton University) – “Ustvolskaya Remembered”
    • Maria Cizmic – Discussant
  • 12:30 p.m. Lunch and Final Discussion  
    • Eleanora Gilburd (University of Chicago), William Nickell (University of Chicago) Julia Vaingurt (University of Illinois, Chicago)
    • Conversation:  Finding What We are Looking For
    • Closing Remarks: Miriam Tripaldi (University of Chicago)

PianoForte Studios
1335 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60605
$15/10 students
(tickets available at the PianoForte online store)

  • 3:00 p.m. Concert III:  Ustvolskaya’s Sonatas
    * Pre-concert talk by Maria Cizmic

    • Sonata No. 5 for piano (1986)
    • Sonata No. 4 for piano (1957)
    • Sonata for Violin and Piano (1952)
    • Sonata No. 2 for piano (1949)
    • Sonata No. 6 for piano (1988)
    • Performers:
      • Tara Lynn Ramsey, violin
      • Christopher Narloch, piano
      • Kuang-Hao Huang, piano
      • Andrew Rosenblum, piano
      • Christopher Wendell Jones, piano
  • 7:00 p.m. Final Dinner

Many thanks to our sponsors:

Found in Time: Forgotten Experiments in Soviet Art, 1940–1960 would not have been possible without the generous support of the University of Chicago Department of Music, Franke Institute for the HumanitiesGraduate CouncilCenter for East European and Russian/Eurasian StudiesUniversity of Chicago Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, University of Chicago Language CenterUIC SEE NEXT Working Group, and Mikhail Prokhorov Foundation

Power in Sound: The Music of Galina Ustvolskaya is supported by New Music USA, made possible by annual program support and/or endowment gifts from Helen F. Whitaker Fund, Aaron Copland Fund for Music. Additionally, this project is partially supported by an Individual Artists Program Grant from the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events, as well as a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency, a state agency through federal funds provided by the National Endowment for the Arts.