October 12, 2013 – as part of the Second International Music Festival EURASIA held by the Sverdlovsk Philharmonic the Ural Federal University will host the scientific conference “Orient & Occident: Challenge and Reply”.
The conference will bring together musicians, writers, music critics, art historians and culture experts. At the conference there will be discussed topical issues of the dialogue of cultures East and West in a historical perspective, the problems associated with the existence of the Byzantine Monody.
On October 13, 2013 there will be a roundtable discussion at the Chamber Philharmonic Hall with the participants of the conference.
Along with the conference a special project The Great Silk Road will be presented on stage of the Philharmonic in the frameworks of which Mughamatist’s ensemble from Azerbaijan, Rafael de Utrera and Flamenco cante jondo Ensemble from Spain and Bysantion Choir from Romania will perform.