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February 15, 2006

MEDIA ADVISORY

Professor Peter Schickele to Speak Feb. 17

WHO: Composer, musician, author and satirist Professor Peter Schickele

WHAT: Schickele will deliver the Louis C. Elson Memorial Lecture. Illustrated with musical examples, Schickele’s special lecture- presentation celebrates the 80th anniversary of the "Concerts from the Library of Congress" series and reflects the Library’s distinguished history as a champion of chamber music in America. He is internationally recognized as one of the most versatile figures in the field of contemporary music. His compositions, now numbering more than 100, include works for orchestra, choral groups, chamber ensembles and solo voice, as well as scores for movies and television.

WHEN: This free public lecture will be held at 7 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 17; no tickets are required. Seating will be on a first-come, first-serve basis. Patrons are encouraged to arrive early to allow time for the Library’s security screening procedures.

WHERE: Library of Congress in the Coolidge Auditorium, Thomas Jefferson Building, First Street and Independence Ave. S.E., Washington, D.C.

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PR 06-041
02/15/06
ISSN 0731-3527

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