Symposium: 1915: Music, Memory, and the Great War

Join us on March 10 and 11, 2015, for the two-day symposium, 1915: Music, Memory, and the Great War, which takes as its starting point musical settings of the iconic poem “In Flanders Fields” (1915), and brings together international  scholars working on music, history, and literature to explore creative responses to World War I in Britain, France, Canada, and the United States. Talks will embrace contemporary reactions to the conflict through musical composition and performance, as well as the impact and legacy of the war on  recorded sound media and film.

Co-ordinated events include Beyond Zero1914-1918 (Kronos Quartet) at the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts,  performances of “In Flanders Fields” settings and Ralph Vaughan Williams’s Dona nobis pacem, an exhibit at the Sousa Archives, A Night at the Cinema (silent film viewings with live musical accompaniment), and a MillerComm public lecture.

The event is hosted by the School of Music and co-ordinated by Professors Gayle Sherwood Magee and Christina Bashford.

Learn more about the symposium here.
Click here and here for the program.

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