Tuesday, October 14, 2008, 7:00 p.m.,
Embassy of the Russian Federation
Gold Room
Gala Evening

* Gala dinner
* Evening’s entertainment will include a performance by soloists from the Vishnevskaya Opera Centre and other musical surprises
* Proceeds from gala event will benefit the Rostropovich Foundation “Fund to support young talented musicians.”
* For further information, call 301-365-2737

Honorary Patron:
The Ambassador of the Russian Federation to the United States
Honorary Chair:
The Honorable Esther Coopersmith*
The Honorable and Mrs. Yuri Ushakov
Event Co-Chair: 
Olga Rostropovich, President, Rostropovich Foundation
Xenia Woyevodsky, President, International Firebird Arts Foundation
Honorary Committee:
Galina Vishnevskaya, Martha Argerich, Yuri Bashmet, Suzanne Farrell, Thomas Hampson, Michael Kaiser, Leif Ove Andsnes, Neale Pearl, Norman Scribner, Maksim Shostakovich, Ignat Solzhenitzyn, Yuri Temirkanov, Maksim Vengerov