Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Upcoming conferences update

The list of conference notices has built up during my absence. Here are the latest.

Renaissance Society of America, Miami, March 23-25 2007. There are many papers on Renaissance music at this conference by Nicole Bensoussan, Anna Maria Busse Berger, Benjamin Brand, Mauro Calcagno, Lorenzo Calendario, Philippe Canguilhem, Seth Coluzzi, Marlene Eberhart, Don Harran, Aaron Kunin, Stefano Lorenzetti, Patrick Macey, Anne MacNeil, Anthony Newcomb, Mary Paquette-Abt, and Paul Schleuse.

MUSIC AND CRISIS, a graduate student conference. March 10, 9:30 to 5:30, Harvard University's Dudley House.


9:30 am Dudley House Common Room: Registration and Opening Remarks

10:00 am Morning Session I

-Instruments of War: The Impact of World War II on the American Music Industry
Sarah Deters Richardson, University of South Dakota
-Janacek's Makropulos and the Case of the Silent Diva
Jennifer Sheppard, University of California, Berkeley

11:30 am Morning Session II

-Korsakov's Complaint: The Forging of an Unlikely Musical Rebel
Leah Goldman, University of Chicago (Department of Russian History)
-Haydn's "Gott erhalte Franz den Kaiser": The Composer as Architect of Imperial Unity
Karen Hiles, Columbia University

2:20 pm Afternoon Session

-A Question of Home: The Search for the Armenian Musical Voice
Sylvia Alajaji, Eastman School of Music at the University of Rochester
-Redesigning for Multiple Publics: Taste, Community and the Classical Music Landscape
Byron Sartain, University of Wisconsin, Madison

4:10 pm Keynote Address by Christoph Wolff, Adams University Professor at Harvard University: "Grappling with Consequences of Political Troubles: Professional Experiences and Personal Reflections"

A Study Day on the Music of Johannes Regis, July 18th, 2007, Cambridge University, Faculty of Music, West Rd

Papers will include studies of Regis's two mass cycles and his motet texts; The Clerks' Group will be in residence to provide live illustrations.

The day will conclude with a concert in Emmanuel College Chapel by The Clerks' Group.

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