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Sat Nov 9, 2013

Sat Nov 16, 2013

Sun Nov 17, 2013

Organ Recital - Kristian Olesen


Location: Reyes Organ Hall, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

Kristian Olesen is the organist at the Lutheran Church of Denmark's Roskilde Cathedral. In three decades he has established a career as a concert soloist, chamber musician and harpsichordist.

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Thu Nov 21, 2013

Marianne Kielian-Gilbert will speak on Stravinsky’s Masks of Abstraction


Location: 131 Decio Hall

Stravinsky’s Masks of Abstraction - Russian Orthodox Bell Ringing, Ostranenie, and Aesthetic Distance in The Rite of Spring and Symphony of Psalms

For a century Stravinsky’s Le Sacre du Printemps has evoked conflicting discourses on its status as concert music ("for its own sake"), its multiple choreographies, its nationalistic versus cosmopolitan expressions, and its ritualized sex-gender portrayals. Experiencing Russian Orthodox bell ringing practices in Stravinsky’s music offers ways to think about how The Rite’s music-sounds might intervene in these discourses. Visual mage and music interact similarly in Juri Kylián’s choreography of Stravinsky’s Symphony of Psalms:  balletic gestures articulate experiential action complexes of sonic materials and vice versa, materializing action in sound and sound in action. Such action practices can mark border-lines of everyday reality, “making it strange” (ostranenie)— “defamiliarizing” and heightening perception and preventing its automatization.…

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Sun Nov 24, 2013

Morton Feldman's Rothko Chapel


Location: Philbin Studio Theatre, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

EnsembleND and Notre Dame Vocale bring a unique, immersive and informative style of performance to a program including two major compositions from the year 1971: Rothko Chapel by Morton Feldman (1926−1987), and Vox Balaenae by George Crumb (1929−), a work written for electric and amplified instruments, blue light and masked performers. 

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