Good news for all who were unable to attend our sold out 2016 Lloyd Old Lecture, with Richard Taruskin and Prof. Scott Burnham! Taruskin’s thorough and provocative lecture is now online. The lecture featured musical guest Adam Kent, who performs a selection of Russian piano works.
Last year’s lecture was a great success, requiring—for the first time in the series’ history—an overflow room to accommodate audience demand. We hope you enjoy this stimulating talk as much as we did.
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 York Times. Taruskin’s talk will be followed by a discussion with GC professor Scott Burham, with a musical interlude.
Music in 21st-Century Society lectures are always free, but reservations are recommended.