College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

The Baroque Legacy: Past & Present in Hispanic America & Central & Ea

Date: October 24, 2013
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Location: Cook-DeWitt Center and Performing Arts Center

The Department of Music and Dance is pleased to announce an interdisciplinary conference on October 24-26: The Baroque Legacy: Past and Present in Hispanic America and Central and Eastern Europe.  The conference will feature speakers from several countries, two keynote lectures, and a moveable concert on Saturday afternoon. Our keynote speakers are John A. Rice, a distinguished scholar of 18th-century music, and Roberto González Echevarría, Sterling Professor of Hispanic and Comparative Literature at Yale University, who received the 2010 National Humanities Medal from President Barack Obama.  Rice will speak on “Two Centers of Musical Ferment in the Eighteenth Century: Bohemia and Minas Gerais” Thursday at 4 p.m. and González Echevarría will speak on “Lezama Lima's Baroque Legacy” Friday at 5 p.m.  All events except part of Saturday’s concert will take place in the Cook-DeWitt Center. The Saturday concert is a multimedia event featuring three 18th-century works: a Miserere for chorus, soloists, and Baroque instruments from South America, a humorous musical theater scene (tonadilla) from Spain, and a choreographed performance of a rediscovered Austrian tragicomedy. It will begin at 3:00 p.m. in Cook-DeWitt Center and conclude in the Performing Arts Center.


For full details and schedule, see http://www.i2k.com/~blauegeiger/conference2013.html.


Many thanks to the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures and the Latin American Studies Program for their help and support!