USC Thornton’s Research & Scholarly Studies Division presents a Symposium on 18th Century Music, Theatre, and Dance

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  • Date

    Friday, 4/8
  • Time

    9:00 am

The USC Thornton Musicology Forum and USC-Huntington Early Modern Studies Institute present a symposium on 18th-century music, theatre and dance. The event will celebrate USC Thornton faculty member Bruce Alan Brown, upon his retirement.

Part I, 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.: “Topics in 18th-Century Theatre,” presented by Vanessa Rogers (Rhodes College)
“Orphic Entanglements: Some Thoughts on Staging Gluck's Orfeo ed Euridice in the 18th and 19th-Centuries" by Eric Schneeman (Magik Theatre, San Antonio, Texas)
“The Star Castrato and the Relic: The Social Identity of Nicola Grimaldi in Early 18th-Century Naples” by Anne Desler (Reid School of Music, University of Edinburgh)
“On the Recently Discovered Cantata “Per la ricuperata salute di Ofelia” by Mozart, Salieri and Cornetti” by Lisa de Alwis (University of Colorado, Boulder)

Part II, 11:00 a.m. – Noon: “Dance-Music Relationships,” presented by Linda Tomko (University of California, Riverside)
“Dancing to the Beat: The Heart’s Role in Late Medieval Dance” by Adam Bregman (USC Thornton School of Music, University of Southern California)
"Gavotte and Bourée Dance Structures in Marin Marais’s Pièces de Caractère for Viola da Gamba: Parisian Representations of Rural Characters, 1686–1725” by Eric Tinkerhess (USC Thornton School of Music, University of Southern California)

Part III, 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.: “Mozart and Beyond” presented by Rogério Budasz (University of California, Riverside)
"Framing Macheath: Iconography, Music, and Gender in The Beggar’s Opera” by Vanessa L. Rogers (Rhodes College)
"Do Androids Dream of Mozart? — Philip K. Dick’s Music from Novel to Screen" by Sean C. Nye (USC Thornton School of Music, University of Southern California)
"Count Firmian and the Commission for Ascanio in Alba" by Dexter Edge (Bloomington, Indiana)

Part IV, 2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.: “Social Time: Sharing Stories About Bruce”

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