DUSHANBE , March 16, Asia-Plus - The Fifteenth Festival of Arts entitled “From Vanguard to Our Days” opened in St. Petersburg on March 15.   

This event is dedicated to the 110 th anniversary of known Russian composer Dmitry Shostakovich.  

During several days, works of this prominent composer, his contemporaries as well as followers will sound, and exposition of works of young painters will be held on sidelines of the festival.   

Musicians from various countries have been invited to attend the festival as guests.  Thus, musicians from Denmark , Germany , Canada , Finland and Tajikistan will perform their works in the festival.   

Muhammad Egamzod, press secretary of the Tajik Embassy in Moscow , has told Asia-Plus that known Tajik composer Tolib Shahidi yesterday evening presented in St. Petersburg his new program dedicated to Dmitry Shostakovich jubilee.