The group of St. Petersburg musicians who came to Boston in October 2000 for the festival, Days of Russian Culture in Boston, included four St. Petersburg Conservatory Professors: Vladimir Ovcharek, Chairman of the String Department, Larissa Dan'ko, Chair of the Music History Department, Lydia Volchek, Assistant to the Rector and Director of the Concert Hall, Dmitry Tchassovitin, Vice-Rector in Studies; and Gregory Korchmar, Vice-president of the St. Petersburg Composers Association. The schedule included the following events:
Composers' Forum at Boston University, Brandeis University and the Longy School of Music: Composer Gregory Korchmar’s talk on his own music with live and recorded illustrations
Social events: meetings, lunches, tours, observing the Music division classes
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