The Ron Alexander Memorial Lectures in Musicology
The Ron Alexander Memorial Lectures in Musicology, founded in 1991 in memory of Ronald James Alexander (1961-1990), have included a wide range of lecturers from universities around the world speaking on a variety of musicological topics. Each quarter a new series is offered, and lectures are free and open to the public.
Join us for in-depth discussions of music and history. Lectures take place on Mondays at 4:30 PM in Braun Music Center, Room 103, unless otherwise indicated.
Winter 2018 Lectures
Monday, January 22
Pierpaolo Polzonetti (University of California, Davis)
“Something Tastes Funny: A Gastromusicological Approach to Comic Opera”
Monday, February 26
Larry Wolff (History, New York University)
"The Singing Turk: Ottoman Power and Operatic Emotion on the European Stage"
(Lecture co-sponsored by the Department of History.)
Monday, March 5
Thomas Christensen (University of Chicago)
"Stories of Tonality: Fétis and his Critics”