The Jackman Humanities Institute Program for the Arts 2017-2018 on the theme of Indelible Violence: Shame, Reconciliation, and the Work of Apology, presents:
Music Amidst Violence
Roundtable Forum: “Music Amidst Violence”
featuring Michael Beckerman, Anna Shternshis, Joshua Pilzer, Adi Braun, and Linda Ippolito, with a performance by Dobrochna Zubek
11 am to 1 pm
Centre for Ethics
Room 200, Larkin Building, 15 Devonshire Street
Public Lecture: "Primo Levi’s Guide to Music, or, Listening in the 'Gray Zone'"
Michael Beckerman, Musicology, New York University
Room 100a, Jackman Humanities Building, 170 St. George Street
Michael Beckerman (New York University) will deliver this colloquium lecture as part of a larger event that is co-sponsored by the Faculty of Music, the Jackman Humanities Institute, the Centre for Jewish Studies, and the Centre for Ethics at the University of Toronto.
Dr. Michael Beckerman, Carroll and Milton Petrie Professor of Music at New York University, is an eminent scholar of Eastern European music, Jewish music, and music in wartime. His scholarly work encompasses subjects such as film scoring, music of the Roma, composers in exile, and music in the concentration camps, and includes many articles and several books on Czech music. A frequent contributor to The New York Times and regular guest on Live From Lincoln Center and other radio and television programs in the United States, Beckerman is currently the Leonard Bernstein Scholar-in-Residence with the New York Philharmonic. He is a recipient of the Dvo?ák Medal and a two-time winner of the Deems Taylor Award, and was awarded the Janá?ek Medal by the Czech Ministry of Culture; he is also a Laureate of the Czech Music Council, and recently received an honorary doctorate from Palacký University in the Czech Republic.
Prof. Beckerman will also deliver the UTSO Symphony Talk on Friday, December 8 in MacMillan Theatre, 80 Queen's Park. The talk takes place at 7 pm, before the 7:30 concert featuring works by Mendelssohn, Zemlinsky and Dvorak.