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Joseph Horowitz to Give Gardner Lecture at Libby Gardner Concert Hall

January 25, 2007 — American Music Expert Joseph Horowitz will deliver the annual Gardner Lecture on Wednesday, February 7, 2007. Mr. Horowitz is a renowned artistic consultant, teacher, and author. The lecture and associated discussion with students and faculty docents is free of charge. The public is invited to attend.

Tuesday, February 6th

3:30-5:30 p.m. Dumke Recital Hall, room 400 in David Gardner Hall

Informal interactive talk, “Piano and the 21st Century” with American Music History, American Studies, American History, Humanities students and faculty docents

Wednesday, February 7th

6:00-7:30 p.m. Gardner Lecture at Libby Gardner Concert Hall

“Race, National Identity, and the Search for New World Sounds-How Music History Informs Our Understanding of the American Experience”

Joseph Horowitz Biography and Contact Information:

Joseph Horowitz is an artistic consultant, teacher, and author. He is one of the most prominent and widely published writers on topics in American music. As an orchestral administrator and advisor, he has been a pioneering force in the development of thematic programming and new concert formats. His seven books offer a detailed history and analysis of American symphonic culture, its achievements, challenges, and prospects for the future.

Mr. Horowitz’s Classical Music in America: A History, named one of the best books of 2005 by The Economist, will be published in paperback (W.W. Norton) in Fall 2007. An eighth book, Artists in Exile: How Refugees from War and Revolution Transformed the American Performing Arts, will be published by HarperCollins in Spring 2008.

Since 2003 Mr. Horowitz has served as an artistic advisor to Naxos’ landmark “American Classics” recordings, an unprecedented documentation of American classical music in performance.

Mr. Horowitz has taught at the Eastman School, the Manhattan School of Music, the New England Conservatory, the Mannes College of Music and as a Visiting Professor at the Institute for Studies in American Music at Brooklyn College.