The Many Dangers of Music: A Discussion with Richard Taruskin and Prof. Scott Burnham

July 29, 2016

Music in 21st-Century Society:
Richard Taruskin: The Many Dangers of Music

The 2016 Lloyd Old and Constance Old Lecture

Wednesday, December 7
6:30 pm, Elebash Recital Hall
Richard Taruskin, America’s public musicologist, applies his broad cultural analysis, wit, and humor to 21st-century classical music. As in his acclaimed book The Danger of Music, he provokes debate, asking, what is the artist’s relationship, and obligation, to society? He is the author of the six-volume Oxford History of Western Music and a regular contributor to the New York Times. Taruskin’s talk will be followed by a discussion with GC professor Scott Burham, with a musical interlude by pianist Adam Kent.

Music in 21st-Century Society lectures are always free, but reservations are recommended in order to  guarantee admission. Lectures usually fill to capacity. Reserve your tickets here.

Update (December 6): Tickets for the lecture are fully booked, but there will be an overflow room that can seat up to 70 additional people. Both ticket holders and those without reservations who are hoping to get in are advised to arrive early.

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