Whistler 2003 Centenary Conference

The Whistler conference, running from 4-6 September, includes lectures, gallery visits, receptions, discussions and demonstrations, around and about the theme of James McNeill Whistler, and 19th century art and artists.

Art historians and art enthusiasts from Europe, North America and the Far East will be converging on Glasgow to take part in this lively and exciting international event.

At the same time as the conference, a second instalment of the Whistler Correspondence edition is published the web. The years from 1855 to 1885 are now available for browsing by historians, genealogists, and anyone looking for a good read, or even a dinner party menu.

The closing of the conference coincides with the opening concert on Saturday 6 September of one of three concerts taking place to mark Whistler 2003 with support from Glasgow City Council.

Saturday's concert offers an atmospheric programme, combining Debussy's String Quartet and the piano trio by Maurice Ravel, with a group of piano nocturnes. Performers are Guszt£v Feny￶ and the Edinburgh Quartet under their new leader, Charles Mutter, who will also scale the heights of violin virtuosity in three pieces by Sarasate.

The conference programme is available at Programme

Registration form at Registration

The Correspondence Edition at Correspondence

All three concerts take place in the Concert Hall at Glasgow University, and tickets and other information are available from the Royal Concert Hall, Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, tel. 0141 353 8000.

Press contact for Concerts: Andrew Bayly, Acting Concerts Organiser, Glasgow University tel. 0141 330 4092, concerts@music.gla.ac.uk, www.gla.ac.uk/newsdesk/events .

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First published: 4 September 2003