Spring 2019 Lecture Series

Music & Crisis in the 20th Century

As we mark the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I, this spring's lecture series examines the impact of geopolitical crisis on music and musicians in the 20th century. In addition to looking at the responses of European and American composers of the time to cataclysmic events reshaping their world, we also consider a number of case studies highlighting the various roles of musicas a vehicle for commemoration, nationalism, consolation, or empowermentin times of crisis. The series is designed to overlap with topics addressed in the exhibtion Monsters & Myths: Surrealism and War in the 1930s and 1940s, at The Baltimore Museum of Art.


Tuesday, April 23, 2019 @ 5:30 pm / Goodbye to all that: World War I and Its Aftermath
Tuesday, April 30, 2019 @ 5:30 pm / What is German?: Music and Musicians during the Third Reich
Tuesday, May 7, 2019 @ 5:30 pm / Never again: Commemoration and Healing in the Post-War Period


FREE General Seating

Suggested Donation: $10



Lectures are in the Clipper Room on the second floor of Shriver Hall, on the JHU Homewood campus. Parking is available in the South Garage, which is entered from Wyman Park Drive opposite the Wyman Park Building.