Moscow city. Gala evening dedicated to the 50th anniversary of the birth of D. D. Shostakovich in the Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory. D. D. Shostakovich welcomed: M. Voiman, A. Gauk, Yu. A. Zavadsky, N. Anogov, theater artists, a delegation of pioneers and others. D. Kabalevsky talks about the creative path of the composer.