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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”

For more information on these presentations, please contact Karol Berger.

Last modified on: 
Wednesday, January 6, 2016