Lecture Series

Visiting Scholar Series

Each semester the Department of Music presents visiting scholars who are leaders in their fields. All lectures are free to the public. For more information call 412-624-4125 or e-mail rnf11@pitt.edu.

2022–23 Visiting Scholars

Emily Bingham: "My Old Kentucky Home: The Astonishing Life and Reckoning of an Iconic American Song" 

September 30, 2022, 1–3 p.m. 
340 A&SC Instruction Room, Hillman Library

Lecture: Emily Zazulia on "Nuper rosarum flores and the Dangers of False Exceptionalism"

Guillaume Du Fay’s Nuper rosarum flores has been ground zero for symbolic interpretation in musicology ever since Charles Warren suggested that the form of the motet reflects the architectural proportions of the cathedral of Florence. We know Du Fay wrote Nuper rosarum flores in conjunction with the 1436 dedication of Filippo Brunelleschi’s dome, the architectural marvel that caps the building.

Orlando Jacinto Garcia Discusses His Recent Compositions

Through some one hundred and fifty works composed for a wide range of performance genres, Orlando Jacinto Garcia has established himself as an important figure in the new music world. The distinctive character of his music has been described as “time suspended- haunting sonic explorations” – qualities he developed from his work with Morton Feldman among others. Born in Havana, Cuba in 1954, Garcia migrated to the United States in 1961 and received his DMA in Music Composition from the University of Miami in 1984.