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.