After Mahler´s Death - International Gustav Mahler Symposium and Excursion

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  1. Ockeghem

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    After Mahler´s Death - International Gustav Mahler Symposium and Excursion
    24 – 28 May 2011

    Vienna (Wiener Konzerthaus), A
    Kalischte, Jihlava, Olomouc, CZ

    University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna (MAED) together with
    exil.arte, Department of Musicology of Palacký University Olomouc, IES
    Abroad Vienna and IMFG

    Under the patronage of the Foreign Minister of Austria Michael
    Spindelegger and of the Foreign Minister of the Czech Republic Karel
    Schwarzenberg

    Symposium 24th – 26th May 2011
    Topic: The composer’s posthumous reception in connection with historical
    and aesthetic
    questions
    Special guests: Michael Tilson Thomas, Thomas Hampson, Jason Starr

    1st Day (24 May): History and Reception

    9:00 Greeting
    9:30 Opening lecture Morten Solvik (IES Abroad Vienna):
    Ø “Mahler on Mahler After Mahler”

    10:00–11:00 Session 1

    10:00 Timothy David Freeze (Indiana University)
    Ø “Klezmer and the Posthumous Reception of the Third Movement of
    Mahler´s First Symphony”

    10:30 Abby Anderton (University of Michigan)
    Ø “´Wir genießen die himmlischen Freuden, drum tun wir das Irdische
    meiden´: Mahler´s Fourth Symphony in Postwar Berlin”

    11:00 – 11:30 Coffee Break

    11:30–12:30 Session 2

    11:30 Milijana Pavlovic (Bosnia und Herzegovina)
    Ø “The Curious Case of Mahler´s Reception in Italy”

    12:00 Matthew Mugmon (Harvard University)
    Ø “Mahler´s Modernist Champions: Boulanger and Copland in France and the
    United States”

    12:30 – 14:00 Lunch break

    14:00 Round Table (1) with Michael Tilson Thomas on Gustav Mahler
    with clips from his new film Keeping Score: Gustav Mahler

    16:00 – 16:30 Coffee Break

    2nd Day (25 May): Media

    9:00 Opening lecture Gerold Gruber (University of Music and Performing
    Arts Vienna)
    Ø “Mahler´s Symphonic Aesthetics in the Tradition of Film Music”

    9:30 – 10:30 Session 3

    9:30 Ilaria Grippaudo (University of Rome „La Sapienza“)
    Ø “Mahler and Film: The Case of Woody Allen”

    10:00 Eftychia Papanikolaou (Bowling Green State University):
    Ø “Ken Russell´s Mahler as Reception History”

    10:30–11:00 Coffee Break

    11:00–12:00 Session 4

    11:00 Jeremy Barham (University of Surrey):
    Ø “Mahler on Screen: Truth, Translation, Travesty”

    11:30 Greg Hurworth (Palacky University Olomouc, Monash University
    Melbourne):
    Ø “Leonard Bernstein´s The Little Drummer Boy”

    12:00 – 14:00 Lunch break

    14:00 Round Table (2) with filmmaker Jason Starr
    Screening and presentation of his latest Mahler production
    Of Love, Death and Beyond: Exploring Mahler’s Resurrection Symphony

    16:00 – 16:30 Coffee Break

    19:30 Concert of Mahler´s Ninth Symphony by Michael Tilson Thomas and
    San
    Francisco Symphony in Wiener Konzerthaus

    3rd Day (26 May): Conducting and Composition

    9:00–10:30 Session 5

    9:00 Sybille Werner (Conductor, New York):
    Ø “Mahler Performance History 1911–1961”

    9:30 Randy Kinnett (Southern Methodist University, Dallas):
    Ø “Berg´s Reception of Mahler: The Chamber Concerto Revisited”

    10:00 Eveline Nikkels (Netherlands):
    Ø “Wer hatte Recht… (Bruno Walter x Willem Mengelberg)”

    10:30–11:00 Coffee Break

    11:00–12:00 Session 6

    11:00 Thomas Peattie (Boston University):
    Ø “Hearing Mahler: Berio´s Sinfonia and the (Re)ordering of Musical
    Events”

    11:30 Bogumila Mika (University of Silesia, Katowice):
    Ø “´My time will come´: Mahler´s Influence on Polish Postmodern Music”

    12:00 – 14:00 Lunch break

    14:00 Round Table (3) with Thomas Hampson
    Screening and presentation of production Gustav Mahler: A Life in Song

    16:00–16:30 Coffee Break

    16:30 Panel discussion concerning the “Mahler Renaissance and Mahler
    Today”

    Free admission!

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    Excursion 27 - 28 May 2011
    Point of departure and return: Wiener Konzerthaus
    Aim of excursion: Mahler sites in the Czech Republic
    Price: € 90 (2 days of bus travel, night in a included, entrance to the
    “Mahler Haus”)

    1st Day (27 May):
    Ø Birthplace in Kalischte
    Ø Jihlava – the new park with the statue of Gustav Mahler, exhibition in
    Mahler’s house,
    Jewish cemetery, churches in Jihlava
    Ø Accommodation in a hotel in Jihlava

    2nd Day (28 May):
    Ø Sightseeing in Olomouc, which is on the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage
    list
    Ø Concert in the Corpus Christi Chapel of Palacký University
    Ø Return to Vienna

    Contact persons: Gerold Gruber, Morten Solvik, Pavlina Divosova
    Please register for the Symposium as well as the Excursion to 18 May at:
    [email protected] or +43 1 711 55 3533.

    Univ.Prof. Dr. Gerold W. Gruber
    Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Wien
    Lothringerstraße 18, A-1030 Wien
    Telefon: +43 1 711 55-3510
    Fax: +43 1 711 55-3598
    e-mail: [email protected]
     
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    Mahler Centenary Conference, University of Surrey, July 7-9


    Gustav Mahler Centenary Conference 'Mahler: Contemporary of the Past?', University of Surrey, July 7-9, 2011.

    A reminder that the registration deadline for this conference is June 15.


    Full details of the conference can be found at:

    http://www.surrey.ac.uk/msr/news/events/gustav_mahler_centenary_conference.htm

    Summary:

    Keynote address: Julian Johnson, ‘Time, History, and Modernity in the Music of Gustav Mahler’

    30 papers on historical, analytical, aesthetic, performance-related, media-based, and reception-historical issues (speakers include Zoltan Roman, Inna Barsova, Peter Revers, Stephen Hefling, James Buhler, Stephen Downes, Morten Solvik, Vera Micznik)

    Composer roundtable discussion featuring David Matthews, Edward Gregson, Anthony Payne, Emily Howard, Stephen Goss

    Five concerts, including performances by Uri Caine, and The Endymion Ensemble, the world premiere of Stephen Goss's 'Mahler Lieder', well as a song recital at the Cobbe Collection of Historical Keyboard Instruments, Hatchlands, Clandon

    Mahler-inspired art exhibition and sound installation

    (Plus an opportunity to taste the composer's favourite pudding: Marillenknödel)

    The conference is generously supported by:

    The British Academy
    The Institute of Advanced Studies, University of Surrey
    The Music & Letters Trust
    The Royal Musical Association
    The Institute of Musical Research, University of London
    The Austrian Cultural Forum, London
    The Department of Music and Sound Recording, University of Surrey
    _________________________________

    Dr Jeremy Barham
    Senior Lecturer in Music
    Department of Music & Sound Recording
    University of Surrey
    Guildford
    Surrey GU2 7XH
    UK
    http://www.surrey.ac.uk/msr/people/jeremy_barham/
     
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