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“Waging Peace: Music in Time of War”

Symposia Event: April 11, 2005



WHAT:             Roundtable: “Britten, Shostakovich and the Cold War”


WHEN:             4 p.m., Monday, April 11


WHERE:           The Catholic University of America

                        Ward Hall, John Paul Hall

                        620 Michigan Ave., N.E.

                        Washington, D.C.


DETAILS:         Grayson Wagstaff, CUA musicologist and associate professor, will moderate a

discussion of Benjamin Britten’s “War Requiem” as a reaction to war and the

music of Dmitri Shostakovich under the Soviet regime. Roundtable participants

include Denise Gallo, musicologist and senior music specialist with the Library of Congress, who will give a presentation titled “ ‘Dulce et decorum est’: Wilfred Owen and Benjamin Britten on War,” and Patrick McCreless, professor and chair, Department of Music, Yale University, who will give a presentation titled “Shostakovich’s Turn to Chamber Music, 1938-1946.”


From April 11 to 16, Catholic University presents symposia that celebrate the creation of music in reaction to war and its power as a means of artistic expression. The symposia complement CUA’s 2005 President’s Concert — “Waging Peace: Music in Time of War” — to be performed over four evenings from April 14 to 17.


The April 11 roundtable is free and open to the public. For more information about the symposia events or concert, visit http://publicaffairs.cua.edu/news/05WagingPeaceOnlineResources.htm or call 202-319-5416.


MEDIA:  The media is invited to attend the symposia events. For more information, contact Chris

  Harrison or Katie Lee in the Office of Public Affairs at 202-319-5600.







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