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Mozart and Modernity

20-22 octobre 2017, London (Otario)

Deadline: 24 April 2017
Conference dates: 20-22 October 2017
Conference web site URL: http://mozartsocietyofamerica.org/meetings/
University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario

The Mozart Society of America's seventh biennial conference, “Mozart and Modernity,” will take place from Friday to Sunday, 20–22 October 2017 at the University of Western Ontario. The conference aims to address questions about the place of Mozart's music in the modern world, whether as expressed in performance or in scholarship. Above all, it considers how an appreciation of Mozart's music, which relies so heavily on the authority of beauty and the availability of convention, can be sustained in a modern critical climate where beauty and convention have lost some of their cultural command.

In addition to the slate of free papers, the conference will offer several special events. On the eve of the conference itself (Thursday 19 October), Robert B. Pippin, of the University of Chicago, will speak on Hitchcock and modernism. Later, a round-table will be convened on Wye Allanbrook's Secular Commedia. The conference will also feature two performances. One, by UWO's resident piano quartet, Ensemble Made in Canada, will offer a program pairing the G-minor Piano Quartet with Jean Lesage's 2006 piano trio, “Le projet Mozart.” The other is a theater production or reading, mounted by UWO's Theatre Studies program, involving a play related to Mozart.

For individual papers and the Allanbrook round-table, please submit electronic abstracts of up to 300 words; for full or half-sessions, please follow AMS guidelines (a 300-word abstract for each individual paper as well as for the entire session). No individual may present more than once. All proposals should be sent to the program chair, Edmund Goehring (egoehrin -at- uwo.ca), by 5 P.M, Monday, 24 April 2017. Participants must be members of the Society at the time the conference is held.

 

 

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