Concerts from the Library of Congress, 2017-2018
Photo: Randall Goldberg

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2017 at 7:00 PM (Montpelier Room)

“The Kishineff Massacre and Domestic Musical Practice in America”

Randall Goldberg, PhD, Director, Dana School of Music, Youngstown State University

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(tickets available 09/20/2017, beginning at 10 AM)

Drawing on the resources of the Heskes Collection of Yiddish American Sheet Music and the Historic Sheet Music Collection, Dr. Goldberg will explore the Jewish American musical responses to the Kishineff Pogrom of 1903. With a detailed look at Herman Shapiro’s Kishineff Massacre and other works, Goldberg’s talk will help to contextualize American artistic contributions following this awful event, which served as a catalyst for Jewish activism in the 20th century.

Photo: Daniel Callahan

TUESDAY, MAY 15, 2018 at 7:00 PM (Montpelier Room)

“Bernstein Conducting Himself”
Daniel Callahan, PhD, Assistant Professor of Music, Boston College

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(tickets available 12/13/2017, beginning at 10 AM)

In this anniversary year for Leonard Bernstein, Dr. Callahan will delve into the under-explored realm of the physicality of Bernstein’s conducting practices, including the role of sexuality from Bernstein’s and his critics’ perspectives. Additionally, the carefully crafted choreography of Bernstein’s conducting will be supported by documentation from unpublished films and materials from the Leonard Bernstein Collection in the Library of Congress.