Each subscription concert is preceded by a lecture, free to those holding tickets for that concert, by an expert in the music to be performed that evening. Lectures are at 4:30 pm in the Clipper Room upstairs from the Shriver Hall lobby and provide informative and entertaining insights into the works and their composers.
Dr. Carl Schmidt
May 08, 2016
Carl B. Schmidt, Professor Emeritus of Music History and Culture at Towson University, received his MA and PhD from Harvard and BA from Stanford. He has written extensively on French and Italian opera and ballet, two members of Les Six (Poulenc and Auric), and on Randall Thompson. His book concerning Thompson’s iconic Alleluia was published in 2010, and The Music of Randall Thompson (1899-1984): A Documented Catalogue, co-authored with his wife Betsey, was released in January 2015. A History of the Handel Choir of Baltimore (1935-2013): “Music Spread Thy Voice Around” is now in press. Schmidt lectures widely in the Philadelphia-Baltimore-Washington area and has received significant grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities, Harvard University, and Music and Letters.