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Recitals, keynote lecture by musicologist Richard Taruskin open Music and Power Conference Feb. 28

02/22/2013

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 special opening events Feb. 28 and a gala concert March 1 with internationally renowned Chinese violinist Bin Huang.

Opening events Thursday, Feb. 28, at Souers Recital Hall:

• Noon: “Art Songs of Post-Soviet Composers,” recital performed by Miami music students.

• 5 p.m.: Faculty Chamber Music Recital with Tze Yean Lim, violin, and Siok Lian Tan, piano, who will perform Violin Sonata No.2 in D major by Sergei Prokofiev.

• 5:30 p.m.: Keynote lecture by Richard Taruskin, professor of musicology at the University of California, Berkeley. In addition to his scholarly work, which includes the relationship of music and politics and the music of Russia from eighteenth century to the present, Taruskin is well-known as a reviewer for the New York Times and the New Republic, for his program notes to recordings and opera performances, and for his voluminous contribution to the musicological literature, The Oxford History of Western Music.

The conference continues March 1-2 with events held, unless otherwise noted, in 212 MacMillan Hall. Except for the concert, all are free and open to the public.

For a detailed schedule, go to the Music and Power Conference schedule.

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