Must We Always Sing as Men Have Sung: Women, the Arts, and Music
Friday, September 14, 2012 : 2:00pm
University Park Campus
Alfred Newman Recital Hall
Scholar and choral music director Joan Catoni Conlon explores the portrayals of women within the choral tradition, from the Renaissance through the 20th century, joined by the USC Thornton Concert Choir and faculty Cristian Grases.
In this afternoon lecture and performance, Joan Catoni Conlon, Renaissance scholar and choral music director, explores the portrayals of women by poets and composers in choral music texts from the Renaissance through the 20th century.
The event is presented in conjunction with USC’s Fisher Museum of Art’s fall exhibition, A Complex Weave: Women and Identity in Contemporary Art. Stop by the exhibit first and then take in Conlon’s lecture featuring performances by the USC Thornton Concert Choir.
Conlon is 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, Washington, 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 with a broad range of repertoire that favors a multicultural blend of music.
Presented by Visions and Voices: The USC Arts and Humanities Initiative.