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3 Thursday

SERGEI PROKOFIEV: STORY OF A REAL COMPOSER
Keynote lecture by Canadian musicologist Simon Morrison (Princeton).
4 pm, Walter Hall, UofT Music Bldg. 80 Queen's Park.
Free admission.

4 Friday

JAMIE, SCOTT & FRIENDS PLAY PROKOFIEV
UofT Faculty artists James Parker, piano and Scott St. John, violin.
8 pm, Walter Hall (Museum subway).
Free admission.

also:
A CELEBRATION OF SLAVIC MUSIC
UofT Symphonic Band plays Prokofiev, Dvorak, Bestibaev.
8 pm, MacMillan Theatre, UofT Music Bldg.
$13, $11

5 Saturday

PROKOFIEV ONSTAGE: NEW LIGHT ON A MODERN MASTER
All-day symposium examines the composer's life & work.
TOPICS:
Choreographing Prokofiev
His Unreleased Films
Prokofiev & the Piano
Anti-Realism in Opera, Theatre & Ballet
His Unknown Life under Stalin
Was He a 'Soviet Composer'?

INCLUDING a live demonstration of choreography by dancers from the National Ballet of Canada, introduced by its Artistic Director and chief choreographer James Kudelka, whose production of Prokofiev's Cinderella, created for this company, opens in Toronto later this season.

PRESENTERS & PANELISTS INCLUDE:
Christopher Barnes (Slavic, UofT) James Kudelka & dancers (National Ballet of Canada) William Littler (Music & Dance Critic, Toronto Star) Paul Mitchinson (Writer & Russianist) Simon Morrison (Music, Princeton) Nelly Kravetz (Musicology, Tel Aviv University) Selma Odom (Dance History, YorkU) Michael Pisani (Music, Vassar) Lesley Anne Sayers (Theatre History, Open University, UK) Iain Scott (Opera Commentator) Jiri Smrz (History, UofT) Tamara Trojanowska (Slavic, UofT)

9:30 to 12:30 & 1:30 to 5,
Town Hall, Innis College, 2 Sussex Ave. at St.George.
Free & open to the public.

6 Sunday

A RARE PROKOFIEV OPERA IN CONCERT
His satiric comedy L'AMOUR DES TROIS ORANGES, sung in French.
Music director Raisa Nakhmanovich,
Chorus dir. Robert Cooper,
Artistic dir. Guillermo Silva-Marin.

2:30 pm, Jane Mallett Theatre, St. Lawrence Centre
BACKGROUNDER at 1:45 pm, Iain Scott, with Michael Pisani.
Tickets: 416-366-7723, 1-800-708-6754, secure.stlc.ca/oic.asp

7 Monday

RESTORING A MODERNIST CLASSIC
Lesley Anne Sayers presents her work on the upcoming re-creation of Prokofiev's historic 1926 ballet LE PAS D'ACIER.
A special open session of the joint YorkU/UofT seminar on Dance & Modernism. 10 am, Robert Gill Theatre, 214 College St.
Free.

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PROKOFIEV FESTIVAL
February 3 to 7, 2005

Produced in collaboration with University of Toronto: Faculty of Music, Gage Averill, dean; Graduate Department of Music, Russell Hartenberger, coordinator; Centre for Russian & East European Studies, Peter Solomon, director; Department of Slavic Languages & Literatures, Christina Kramer, chair; Graduate Centre for the Study of Drama, John Astington, director.
And with:
Opera in Concert, Guillermo Silva-Marin, artistic director; National Ballet of Canada, James Kudelka, artistic director; YorkU Graduate Program in Dance, Darcey Callison, director.