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International Music and Power Conference Feb. 28-March 2

02/19/2013

An international conference on "Music and Power," organized and sponsored by the Havighurst Center for Russian and Post-Soviet Studies, will be held at Miami University Feb. 28-March 2.

The conference features a gala concert March 1 with internationally renowned Chinese violinist Bin Huang; a chamber music recital, keynote lectures and panels with invited scholars.

The conference opens with a chamber music recital with music faculty Tze Yean Lim, violin, and Siok Lian Tan, piano, at 5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28 in Souers Recital Hall.

A keynote lecture follows at 5:30 p.m. by Richard Taruskin, professor of musicology at the University of California, Berkeley.

A student-led recital, “Art Songs of Post-Soviet Composers,” will be held at noon Feb. 28 in Souers Recital Hall.

Events March 1-2, unless otherwise noted, will be held in 212 MacMillan Hall, and are free and open to the public.

Conference highlights include:

Friday, March 1
Panel One, 9:30-11:30 a.m.: Film and Popular Music

Keynote lecture, 12:30 p.m.: James Loeffler, associate professor of history, University of Virginia. author of The Most Musical Nation: Jews and Culture in the late Russian Empire

Panel Two, 2-4 p.m.: Politics of Censorship

6:30 p.m.: Student poster Presentation and reception, Hall Auditorium lobby

7:15 p.m. : Pre-concert lecture by Bruce Murray, chair and professor of music, at Hall Auditorium

8 p.m.: Gala Concert: Censorship and The Right of Expression,” Hall Auditorium. Tickets, $10 general, $5 students.

Saturday, March 2
Panel Three, 9:30-11:30 a.m.: Censorship in Practice

Panel Four, 1:30-3:30 p.m.: Musical Identities in Conflict,

View a detailed schedule online.

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