Assistant Professor Anna Nisnevich is the director of Music, Memory, and Nostalgia

 

Assistant Professor Anna Nisnevich is the director of Music, Memory, and Nostalgia, a conference presented in conjunction with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra's Rediscovering Rachmaninoff Festival. The conference will take place over two days. On Saturday, April 4, Festival director Joseph Horowitz will give the keynote address, exploring the significance of Rachmaninoff's exile in the United States. Horowitz will be joined by PSO guest conductor Gianandrea Noseda and musicologist Richard Taruskin for a discussion of Rachmaninoff's First Symphony, and the composer's place in music history. On Sunday, April 5, the conference continues at Pitt's Bellefield Hall, where Nisnevich will juxtapose Rachmaninoff's desire to compose 19th-century masterpieces with the evolution of 20th-century music. For more information about Music Memory and Nostalgia and Rediscovering Rachmaninoff, visit the PSO's Festival page.