In a lecture and performance, Renaissance scholar and choral-music director Joan Catoni Conlon will explore the sometimes-debasing portrayals of women by poets and composers in choral-music texts from the Renaissance through the 20th century. The event will be presented in conjunction with the USC Fisher Museum of Art’s fall exhibition, A Complex Weave: Women and Identity in Contemporary Art. Stop by the exhibition first and then join us for Conlon’s lecture featuring performances by the USC Thornton Concert Choir. The program will include Il et bel et bon, a popular choral song by French composer Pierre Passereau and two eloquent works by Monteverdi, Ecco Mormorar l'onde and Si ch'io vorrei mirire.
Conlon is and international expert of Rennaisance choral music and professor emeritus at the University of Colorado at Boulder, where she conducted the University Singers. She was conductor of the Northwest Chamber Chorus in Seattle and chair of the research and publications committee of the American Choral Directors Association. She will be joined by the USC Thornton Concert Choir, a mixed-voice ensemble conducted by Thornton faculty Cristian Grases that features a broad range of repertoire and favors a multicultural blend of music.
Organized by the USC Thornton School of Music.
Photo: Courtesy of University of Colorado at Boulder
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