University of Pittsburgh

Lecture Series

Congratulations to Bell Yung, who has been invited, and agreed, to serve on the Board of Advisors for the Institute of Chinese Studies at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and attended a meeting at the Institute September 2-5, 2009.
William Pitt Union, Kurtzman Room Beverley Diamond, Canada Research Chair in Music and Ethnomusicology Mike Madison, Professor of Law, University of Pittsburgh Damien Pwono, Executive Director of Global Initiative on Culture and Society, The Aspen Institute Andrew Weintraub, Associate Professor of Music, University of Pittsburgh Bell Yung, Professor of Music, University of Pittsburgh
132 Music Building, free Pittsburgh Symphony Composer of the Year Richard Danielpour will speak about his recent works.
Frick Fine Arts Auditorium, free Debashish Bhattacharya will give a lecture-demonstration on Indian slide guitar and tabla during the regularly scheduled world music class.
132 Music Building, free Anne Rasmussen, Associate Professor of Ethnomusicology, William and Mary College
Assistant professor of music and Humanities Center Fellow Adriana Helbig will discuss  Cathedral of Learning 526, free
132 Music Building Joseph Lam, Chair of the Department of Musicology, University of Michigan Co-sponsored by Asian Studies Center and the Department of Music For more information contact Dr. Katherine Carlitz, Asian Studies Center, kcarlitz@pitt.edu Abstract

4130 Posvar Hall, free Anna Nisnevich, Assistant Professor of Musicology, University of Pittsburgh, In conjunction with the Pittsburgh Opera's production of ‘Eugene Onegin' co-sponsored by the Department of Music and the Center for Russian and East European Studies4130 Posvar Hall, free Anna Nisnevich, Assistant Professor of Musicology, University of Pittsburgh, In conjunction with the Pittsburgh Opera's production of ‘Eugene Onegin' co-sponsored by the Department of Music and the Center for Russian and East European Studies

Acclaimed Musicologist Joseph Horowitz will try to answer the question during his guest lecture. The event takes place in Room 123, Music Building, free to the public. Joseph Horowitz's talk will explore the American attempt to cultivate an indigenous musical high culture, and how it turned into a "mutation" of the European model. Instead of attaining a grounding American canon of symphonies, sonatas,and operas, classical music in the US remains grounded in masterpieces by dead Europeans. Not the composer, but the performer — the famous conductor, pianist, or orchestra — has defined American classical music. In the 20th century,...

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