8:45-9:00am. Symposium Opening.
Welcome from Ed Feser, Dean of the College of Fine and Applied Arts, University of Illinois (Krannert Art Museum Classroom Studio A): Free and open to the public
9:00 am-12:15 pm: Creative Responses (Krannert Art Museum Classroom Studio A): Free and open to the public
Session Chair: Gayle Sherwood Magee, Associate Professor of Musicology, University of Illinois
“Slouching Toward Arcadia: Edward Elgar and the Pastoral, 1915” (Eric Saylor, Associate Professor of Music History, Drake University)
“Reflecting the Public Appetite in Text and Music: Debussy’s Act of War-time Propaganda” (Barbara Kelly, Keele University, UK)
“Medium and Message: Frank Bridge’s Lament for Strings and the Sinking of the Lusitania (1915)” (Christina Bashford, Associate Professor of Musicology, University of Illinois)
” ‘America, I Love You’: Music and the Nation in 1915” (William Brooks, Professor of Music, University of York)
2:00-4:00 pm: Performance Forum, School of Music Auditorium: Free and open to the public
A chance to hear settings of “In Flanders Fields” by Charles Ives, F. Henri Klickmann, Frank E. Tours, Susan Weare Hubbard, and John Philip Sousa performed by Justin Vickers (Assistant Professor of Voice, Illinois State University) and Geoffrey Duce (Assistant Professor of Piano, Illinois State University) , with commentary by William Brooks
Performances of parts of Ralph Vaughan Williams’ Dona Nobis Pacem by members of the UI Oratorio Society, conducted by Andrew Megill (Director of Choral Activities and Professor of Conducting, University of Illinois)
4:30pm-5:45pm: Center for Advanced Study/MillerComm Lecture, Knight Auditorium, Spurlock Musuem Free and open to the public
” Music’s War Poets” Public lecture by Kate Kennedy (Research Fellow in English and Music, Girton College, University of Cambridge, UK)
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7:30pm: Concert by the Kronos Quartet, Tryon Festival Theater, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts. Ticketed event
“Beyond Zero: 1914-1918”
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