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Art, Music, and the Aesthetics of Power in Early Modern Europe

September 29, 2023 @ 5:00 pm - 8:45 pm



Take an evening trip to Europe as we investigate the sights and sounds of courtly life in the Early Moden era. From the portraiture of the powerful in the Renaissance, to the study and performance of music for monarchs in the 18th century, this seminar will delve into the aesthetics that informed the powerful political class. An evening of learning and listening, including live performances of music on period instruments—featuring the baryton, “king of instruments/instrument of kings”—awaits.

Between the two presentations, guests will be able to enjoy dinner and roundtable conversation on the themes of art and power.



Portraits and Power in the Renaissance

Tatiana C. String, Associate Professor of Art History

The Baryton: A Royal Instrument in the Courts of Germany and Austria

Brent S. Wissick, Professor of Music
Accompanied by graduate students Ethan Glattfelder and Matteo Sammartano; and soprano, Jeanne Fischer (teaching professor/head of voice, Department of Music)




COST: The tuition is $95 and includes dinner. This is an in-person only event. 

TIME and DATE: 5:00pm – 8:45PM, Friday, September 29th. 

LOCATION: Blue Hill Event Center at Extraordinary Ventures | 200 South Elliot Road, Chapel Hill


**Participants must register in advance. Registration for this event closes on September 28 at 3pm. **

*Register online or call us at 919.962.1544. 



UNC Students can attend for free, but pre-registration is required. Discounts are available for multiple-seminar or first-time purchases, members of Carolina Alumni, UNC faculty, & staff. For more information about discounts and registration policies, visit our General Information page, here

Teachers may attend one in-person Weekend Seminar for free tuition (optional meals not included), and any additional in-person seminars for a 50% tuition discount. To apply for free in-person tuition, email Teachers receive .4 CEUs post-attendance.

Participants will receive an email with venue and background information about 1 week before the program.


September 29, 2023
5:00 pm - 8:45 pm
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Blue Hill Event Center at Extraordinary Ventures
200 South Elliot Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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(919) 928-5718
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