Upcoming Conferences, Lectures & Events

Upcoming Events

April 23: Lecture by Ana Hofman (Fellow, Institute of Culture and Memory Studies, Slovenian Academy of Science and Arts, Ljubljana), “Affective Politics of Music after Yugoslavia,” Dept. of Musicology & Ethnomusicology, 808 Commonwealth Ave., Rm 286, 5 pm.

April 24: Lecture by Susan Youens (University of Notre Dame): “Anthropophagy, the Abolitionist Movement, and Brahms:  An Unlikely Conjunction?” School of Music, 855 Commonwealth Ave., Concert Hall, 2:00 pm.

April 26: Concert – Román Díaz & Ago Lona: Future-forward Afro-Cuban Traditional Music Ago Lona, led by the venerable percussionist, poet, and religious practitioner Román Díaz, is future-forward tradition that features the stunning Cuban vocalist Melvis Santa. CFA Concert Hall, 855 Commonwealth Avenue, 8:30 pm.

May 11-12: INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE – “Thirty Years of War: Henrich Schütz and Music in Protestant Germany.” Conference program here

– May 11: CONCERT, “Thirty Years of War”: Music by Henrich Schütz, directed by Joshua Rifkin.  Marsh Chapel, 735 Commonwealth Avenue, 8 pm.  Admission free.

Earlier Events

March 26: Lecture by Daniele V. Filippi (Schola Cantorum, Basel), “Investigating (and Digitizing) Manuscripts of Polyphony from the Milan of the Sforza Dukes.” Dept of Musicology & Ethnomusicology, 808 Commonwealth Ave., Rm 281, 6 pm.  Sponsored by the Center for Early Music Studies. NOTE–THIS HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED FROM MARCH 22.

March 29: Lecture/Demo by Shuchita Rao (Boston University) & Brita Heimarck (Boston University), “Honoring the Contributions of the Late Vidushi Girija Devi to the Poorab Ang Thumri Genre of Indian Music,” Marshall Room, 2nf floor, College of Fine Arts, 855 Commonwealth Ave.,  7 pm.

March 30-31: Conference – “Records of Africa,” 26th Annual BU Graduate Student Conference in African Studies, Co-Organized by Department of Musicology and Ethnomusicology graduate students. Conference website here.

–March 30: Pardee School of Global Studies, 121 Bay State Road, 1st flr., 1:30 pm. 
–March 31: African Studies Center, 232 Bay State Rd., Rm 505, 9 am.

April 4-5: Residency of Jazz-Funk legend Fred Wesley, Sponsored by the Dept. of Musicology and Ethnomusicology and the Dean of Students.

– April 4: Jazz-Funk Workshop with Fred Wesley, 300 Babcock St., 6:30 pm
– April 5: Fred Wesley in Conversation: “The James Brown Concert at the Boston Garden, April 5, 1968.” BU Central,  George Sherman Union, 775 Commonwealth Avenue, Lower Level, 5 pm.

April 6: CONFERENCE – “Yogic Traditions and Sacred Sound Practices in the United States.” Photonics Center, 8 St Mary’s St, Boston, MA 02215, 8:30-6:00 pm.
This symposium examines individual practices and developing communities of South Asian- influenced sacred music in the United States, and explores sacred sound practices in the ancient and contemporary liminal space between music and religion, spiritual practices and beliefs, and theologies of sound. Conference website here.

–April 6: CONCERT in conjunction with the “Yogic Traditions” conference featuring Guy Beck with Indian vocals, Jerry Leake on tabla, Shyam Nepali on Nepalese sarangi, Shiva Ramakrishnan on Indian bansuri (flute), and group kirtan singing. Marsh Chapel, 735 Commonwealth Ave. 8 pm, admission free.

April 11-12: Symposium on Beethoven’s String Quartet in E-flat major, Op. 127, presented by the Center for Beethoven Research.  Program here

April 12: Lecture by Erika Supria Honisch (Stony Brook University), “The End of Harmony: Music, Sound, and Religious Pluralism in Early Modern Prague.” Dept of Musicology & Ethnomusicology, 808 Commonwealth Ave., Rm 281, 5 pm.