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 music—as a vehicle for commemoration, nationalism, consolation, or empowerment—in times of crisis. The series is designed to overlap with topics addressed in the exhibition Monsters & Myths: Surrealism and War in the 1930s and 1940s, at The Baltimore Museum of Art.

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

FREE General Seating Suggested Donation: $10

RESERVATIONS REQUIRED: 410.516.7164

Shriver Hall’s Clipper Room  on The Johns Hopkins University  Homewood Campus

 

SPRING 2020 LECTURE SERIES

HEARING BEETHOVEN TODAY 

 

2020 marks the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth. Join Richard Giarusso, professor of musicology at The Peabody Institute, as he explores the qualities of Beethoven’s music that have fascinated countless people for the past two centuries. Why do audiences  flock to hear his music over and over? How was Beethoven’s work received in his own day, and how did his music and career help  to shape today’s concert culture? How have performers from Beethoven’s time to our own interpreted his music? Join us to enrich your own understanding what makes Beethoven “Beethoven.”

Tuesday, April 21, 2020, 5:30pm
Tuesday, April 28, 2020, 5:30pm
Tuesday, May 5, 2020, 5:30pm

FREE General Seating Suggested Donation: $10

RESERVATIONS REQUIRED: 410.516.7164

Shriver Hall’s Clipper Room  on The Johns Hopkins University  Homewood Campus