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REF NO.: 82

SUBJECT: Distinguished Ethnomusicologist to speak at Memorial

DATE: Oct. 28,2004

Memorial University presents the next lecture in the Music, Media, and Culture series featuring distinguished Finnish ethnomusicologist, Dr. Pirkko Moisala (PEER- KO MOY-SA-LA). Her lecture is titled Meetings in Kaija Saariaho’s Music and will take place on Nov. 1, at 4:30 p.m. The lecture will be held in room 2025, School of Music, on Memorial’s St. John’s campus. The subject, Kaija Saariaho, is a leading contemporary Finnish composer who has been described as the new Sibelius. The 2000 premiere of her opera L’amour de Loin in Salzburggarnered enormous international acclaim.

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For more information, please contact Ivan Muzychka, manager, Memorial University News Service, 737-8665, 687-9433 or ivanm@mun.ca, or Beverley Diamond, School of Music, Memorial University and Canada Research Chair in Ethnomusicology, 737-3701 or bdiamond@mun.ca.

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