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Celebrating 6 Years of Lectures

Posted by on January 23, 2018 in Current Event, News | Comments Off on Celebrating 6 Years of Lectures

We are sad to announce that the Lloyd Old and Constance Old Lecture series will no longer be continuing. Our final lecture was Richard Taruskin, who spoke in December 2016 on “The Many Dangers of Music.” The lecture series was founded by Constance Old in 2012, in memory of her brother, Dr. Lloyd Old, and curated by Dr. Antoni Pizà. Dr. Old was a groundbreaking researcher in cancer immunotherapy. He worked as a research physician at Memorial Sloan-Kettering, he was the Scientific Director of the Ludwig Institute for Cancer...

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New Shostakovich Book Review by Taruskin in NYT

Posted by on October 25, 2016 in Current Event, News | Comments Off on New Shostakovich Book Review by Taruskin in NYT

Sunday’s edition of The New York Times included a new article by Richard Taruskin, this year’s guest at the Lloyd Old and Constance Old lecture series. The article, which is part literary book review, part contextual history of the novel’s setting, has been stimulating the kind of pointed discussion that one has come to expect in Taruskin’s wake. It concerns the recent novel by Jeremy Barnes, The Noise of Time, which features a certain Dmitry Shostakovich as its protagonist. The novel (which you can learn more about in...

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The Many Dangers of Music: A Discussion with Richard Taruskin and Prof. Scott Burnham

Posted by on August 23, 2016 in Current Event, Lecture, News | Comments Off on The Many Dangers of Music: A Discussion with Richard Taruskin and Prof. Scott Burnham

Music in 21st-Century Society: Richard Taruskin: The Many Dangers of Music The 2016 Lloyd Old and Constance Old Lecture Wednesday, December 7 6:30 pm, Elebash Recital Hall Richard Taruskin, America’s public musicologist, applies his broad cultural analysis, wit, and humor to 21st-century classical music. As in his acclaimed book The Danger of Music, he provokes debate, asking, what is the artist’s relationship, and obligation, to society? He is the author of the six-volume Oxford History of Western Music and a regular contributor to the New...

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