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Arts at Noon Series: Musicology Lecture by Gillian Rodger Gillian Rodger

Arts at Noon Series: Musicology Lecture by Gillian Rodger

Wednesday, March 19, 2014
12:00 PM

Cook-DeWitt Center, GVSU Allendale Campus

Music & Dance

Gillian Rodger will present his lecture "The Past Is a Foreign Country: The Unfamiliar World of Nineteenth-Century Popular Entertainment."

Rodger is associate professor of musicology and ethnomusicology at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Her ongoing research interests cluster around popular musical theater of 19th-century America and working-class popular culture. She is exploring the early history of variety theater (the form that preceded vaudeville) and its connections to other musical theater forms, including minstrelsy and burlesque.

Open to the public. Free admission. For more information, please call (616) 331-3484 or visit www.gvsu.edu/music.