Friday, April 06, 2007

New York is invading Canada!

Not really, but the New York State chapter* of the AMS is holding its conference at the University of Western Ontario on April 14-15.

Saturday April 14th:

8:30-9:30 Registration and Coffee

9:30-10:30 Session 1: Theater in the Time of Mozart. Chair, Rick Semmens

Monika Susan Fazekas (University of Western Ontario): "Masons and Illuminati and Jacobins, oh my!: Revolutionary Allegory and The Magic Flute"

Myron Gray (University of Western Ontario): "A Mode for Moral and Myth: Angiolini's Le festin de Pierre and the Apotheosis of Ballet as Nonverbal Drama"

10:30-11:00 Coffee Break

11:00-12:30 Session 2: Repertories Re-Evaluated. Chair, Bob Toft

Kirsten Schultz (University of Toronto): "'Her Bright Smile Haunts Me Still': Gender, Power Relations, and Morale in Confederate Minstrel Show Songs"

Graham Freeman (University of Toronto): "Percy Grainger's Folksong Arrangements"

Sarah Carleton Latta (University of Toronto): "Heraldry in the Trecento Madrigal: A Reassessment of Bartolino da Padova's Imperial sedendo"

12:30-2:00 Lunch Break

2:00-2:30 Lecture/Demonstration

(Jay Hodgson, University of Western Ontario)

2:30-4:00 Session 3: Nostalgia and Identity. Chair, Kathryn Fenton

Charlène St.-Aubin (University of Toronto), "Patriotic Nostalgia or the Purpose of French Popular Music in Francis Poulenc's Oeuvre"

Lara Housez (Eastman School of Music): "'Putting It Together': From Seurat to Babbitt in Sondheim's Sunday in the Park with George"

Durrell Bowman (University of Guelph): "What Makes Some Popular Music Canadian? or, Is Neil Young Canadian?"

4:00-4:15 Break

4:15-5:15 Chapter Meeting Keynote Address

David Brackett (McGill University): "Genre and Identity in Popular Music"

5:15-6:15 Chapter Business Meeting (North Meeting Room, Windermere Manor)

6:30-8:00 Banquet (North Meeting Room, Windermere Manor))

Sunday, April 15th:

8:45-9:30 Registration and Coffee

9:30-11:00 Session 4: Genre and Influence. Chair: Emily Abrams-Ansari

Andrew Deruchie (McGill University): "Camille Saint-Saëns, César Franck and the 'Heroic' Symphony in Late Nineteenth-Century France"

Martin Nedbal (Eastman School of Music): "'How about Some Borsch with Cherries?': Musorgsky's The Marriage and the Wagnerian Leitmotif"

Heather Peters (York University), "Tradition and Modernism in the Bosnian sevdalinka"

11:00-11:30 Coffee Break

11:30-12:30 Session 5: Rebellion and Renewal in Popular Music. Chair: Norma Coates

Theodore Cateforis (Syracuse University): "From Neurasthenia to New Wave: Nervousness and Identity"

Karen Fournier (University of Michigan): "Rewriting History: 'Cut-and-Paste' and Musical Meaning in Early Punk Rock"

*Really the New York State/St. Lawrence Chapter, but that makes the joke even less funny.

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