I've loved Bloch's music ever since I heard a classmate perform his violin concerto. I discovered that he wrote a trumpet piece, Proclamation, which I studied and performed once in grad school. I'd love to perform with the orchestral version, perhaps some time in the post-tenure future I will convince a conductor to let me. Unfortunately, I cannot attend this coming conference, but I encourage any who are available to go.
Sunday, 29 July-Wednesday, 1 August 2007
Ernest Bloch: The Man and his Music for the 21st Century
Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge University
Sponsored by the Jewish Music Institute. (See this website for registration information.)
Besides many papers by leading Bloch experts, the conference will include a recital, a banquet, and a visit to the famous archive of the Cairo Genizah housed at Cambridge University Library. And you can punt on the River Cam.