Boston University College of Fine Arts Presents “Performing Handel’s Messiah”

in CFA, Music
November 26th, 2012

Center for Early Music Studies hosts Boston Baroque Music Director Martin Pearlman for
Lecture on the dramatic interpretation of George Frideric Handel’s beloved masterwork

Boston, MA – The Center for Early Music Studies at Boston University College of Fine Arts (CFA) is pleased to announce “Performing Handel’s Messiah,” a lecture by Boston Baroque Music Director and School of Music Professor, Martin Pearlman.

CEMS“Performing Handel’s Messiah”
November 28, 2012, 6:30pm
Marshall Room (855 Commonwealth Ave., 2nd floor)
Free and Open to the Public

In anticipation of Boston Baroque’s highly acclaimed annual performance of George Frideric Handel’s Messiah (December 7–8 at Jordan Hall at New England Conservatory,) Martin Pearlman will present the challenges involved with performing this extraordinary work. As Founder and Music Director of Boston Baroque, which received a 1992 Grammy Award nomination for its Telarc recording of Messiah, Pearlman will reflect on the power of tempo, singing style, and other performance details in creating a larger dramatic interpretation of the piece.

About the Center for Early Music Studies
The Center for Early Music Studies at the School of Music at Boston University College of Fine Arts is dedicated to the cultivation and dissemination of performance, scholarship, and new pedagogical practices involving music of the Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, and Classical periods, and supports a regular cycle of lectures, concerts, visiting artists, and workshops.

Institutional Biography
Founded in 1839, Boston University is an internationally recognized private research university with more than 30,000 students participating in undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs. BU consists of 17 colleges and schools along with a number of multi-disciplinary centers and institutes which are central to the school’s research and teaching mission. The Boston University College of Fine Arts was created in 1954 to bring together the School of Music, the School of Theatre, and the School of Visual Arts. The University’s vision was to create a community of artists in a conservatory-style school offering professional training in the arts to both undergraduate and graduate students complemented by a liberal arts curriculum for undergraduate students. Since those early days, education at the College of Fine Arts has begun on the BU campus and extended into the city of Boston, a rich center of cultural, artistic, and intellectual activity.

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