After the End of Music History: an International Conference in Honor of Richard Taruskin(More about event)
After the End of Music History is a three-day international conference assessing the state of musical research, with three central concerns of Richard Taruskin's scholarship as points of departure: musical censorship and canon formation; nationalism, neoclassicism, and serialism in the twentieth century; and modernism in the early music movement. Additional issues such as the purported demise of the notated tradition, the rise of vernacular and world musics as subjects of academic study, and the transformative effects of digital technologies will be addressed by keynote speakers and invited participants.
The conference will feature two related performances. First will be a stage adaptation of Alexander Pushkin's novel-in-verse Eugene Onegin by Sigizmund Krzhizhanovsky with incidental music by Sergey Prokofiev, banned by the Soviets in 1936 and never subsequently performed. There will also be an informal cabaret night of remixed music from classical repertoire to global pop.
Location: McAlpin Auditorium and 101 McCormick
Date/Time: 02/09/12 at 12:00 pm - 02/12/12 at 6:00 pm