From September 12 through 21 2002 the seventh Rotterdam Philharmonic Gergiev Festival will take place under the title "Valery Gergiev 50 years - A Life in Music".
This special event involving symphonic music in the Netherlands will focus entirely on the anniversaries that Valery Gergiev will be celebrating during the upcoming season.
On Friday September 13 Prokofiev will take a central role with his propaganda music. Prokofievs latest opera A Tale of a Real Man is on the program and his "soviet works" Zdravitsa and the Oktober Cantate.
(Discount for the members of the Serge Prokoviev Association).