Schedule of Events

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Thursday, October 17

3:30pm – Welcome, Dean Carol Edwards, College of Visual and Performing Arts

     Opening Remarks, David Forrest, Symposium Planning Committee

3:40pm – Lecture Recital “For Peter: Britten’s Michelangelo Sonnets and the Influence of Peter Pears, Anne Kissel assisted by Joe Dan Harper, invited artists from SUNY Fredonia  (abstracts)

5:00pm – Student and Alumni Concert

  • Winter Words Aaron Kaswen, tenor; William Averill, piano
  • The Last Rose of Summer Tiffany Nack, soprano; Melody Jenkins Fried, piano
  • Playful Pizzicato from Simple Symphony Melody Jenkins Fried, piano; Nataliya Sukhina, piano
  • Introduction and Rondo alla Burlesca for two pianos Melody Jenkins Fried, piano; Nataliya Sukhina, piano
  • Excerpt from Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra The Texas Tech Double Bass Studio, Mark Morton, directing

8:00pm – Reception

Friday, October 18

9:00am – Paper Session 1 – Unifying the Cycles (abstracts)

  • Kevin Salfen (University of the Incarnate Word) – “Anthologizing Christmas: Britten’s A Boy Was Born as Performance, Scholarship, and Product”
  • Clare Eng (Belmont University) – “Britten’s Fantastic Slippery Semitone: Motivic Intertextuality in The Poet’s Echo Op.76 and Serenade Op. 31″
  • Gordon Sly (Michigan State University) – “Tonal Process in Two Songs from Britten’s Serenade for Tenor, Horn, and Strings

10:45am – Paper Session 2 – Unity and Development through Motives (abstracts)

  • Emily Yates (Texas Tech University) – “Movement Unification Through the Tritone in Britten’s War Requiem
  • Michael Baker (University of Kentucky) – “Motives and Motivations: Linkage Technique in Britten’s Operas and Other Vocal Works”

1:00pm – Friday Afternoons The West Texas Children’s Chorus and invited guests, Susan Brumfield, director

2:30pm – Lecture and Voice Masterclass Nicole Leupp Hanig, invited artist from The University of Portland

4:00pm  Pre-Concert Lecture Stacey Jocoy

4:30pm – Concert

8:00pm – TTU Faculty Concert

Saturday, October 19

9:00am – Paper Session 3 – The Operas (abstracts)

  • Shersten Johnson (University of St. Thomas) – “Secco Recitatives and Late Style in Britten’s Death in Venice”
  • Marianne Kielian-Gilbert (Indiana University) – “’Perilous Sweetness,’ Phaedra/Phaedrus, and (De)Ciphering Subjectivities in Britten’s late works Death in Venice Op. 88 and Phaedra Op. 93
  • Scott Southard – “Focalization in Britten’s Operas: The Case of Herring

10:45am – Paper Session 4 – Visual Connections (abstracts)

  • Tracy Carr (Eastern New Mexico University) – “Influences on Temporal Variations” lecture recital
  • Peter Martens (Texas Tech University) – Night Mail performance with video

1:00pm – Roundtable Discussion – Discussion will focus on the connections between each presentation and will be facilitated by David Forrest and Stacey Jocoy.

3:00pm – The Little Sweep: Let’s Make an Opera Barb Lamont, conductor; Gregory Brookes, director

6:00pm – Banquet

8:00pm – Concert Joe Dan Harper, tenor; Anne Kissel, piano; invited artists from SUNY Fredonia

  • On This Island
  • Selected Folksong arrangements
  • Hölderlin Fragments
  • Holy Sonnets of John Donne 
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