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Postponed: Beethoven @ 250

May 2, 2020 @ 9:15 am - 4:30 pm

Due to COVID-19, this event has been postponed until Fall 2020. We sent an email to all registered participants with information about refunds, credits, or saving seats for the postponed event. Email us at human@unc.edu if you have any questions.

In collaboration with the UNC Department of Music

The year 2020 marks the 250th anniversary of Ludwig van Beethoven’s birth. Perhaps more than any other composer, we hear Beethoven in his music, which continues to both delight and challenge us. But how and why? What is it that makes his music so distinctive? With the assistance of cellist Brent Wissick and pianist Andrew Willis, Mark Evan Bonds explores the ways in which Beethoven created some of his most celebrated works and how we, as listeners today, might best approach them.

TOPICS

Beethoven: Variations on a Life

How Does a Symphony Mean? The Challenge of Instrumental Music

Composing from Scratch: The Cello Sonata in D Major, op. 102, no. 2 (live performance and lecture-demonstration)

The Beethoven Syndrome: Hearing Music as Autobiography

 

Mark Evan Bonds is Cary C. Boshamer Distinguished Professor of Music. His most recent books are Beethoven: Variations on a Life and The Beethoven Syndrome: Hearing Music as Autobiography, both published by Oxford University Press.

 

TIME AND TUITION

9:15am-4:30pm, Saturday, May 2. The tuition is $125 ($115 until January 23). Tuition for teachers is $62.50 ($57.50 until January 23). Teachers can also receive a $75 stipend after attending (click here for more information) and 10 contact hours for 1 unit of renewal credit. The optional lunch on Saturday is $15.00.

Discounts are available for UNC students, faculty, & staff. See our UNC Student, Staff, & Faculty Discounted Registration Policy here.

Co-Sponsored by the General Alumni Association.

For information about GAA discounts and other scholarships available to Humanities Program participants, click here.

Register here or call us at 919.962.1544. PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED. WE CANNOT ACCOMMODATE WALK-INS FOR THIS EVENT.

Registrants will receive a packet containing background readings, a map to the seminar location, and more about 2-3 weeks before the program date. If you have not received the packet by the week of the event, please call us at 919.962.1544.

Details

Date:
May 2, 2020
Time:
9:15 am - 4:30 pm
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Venue

Person Hall
181 E. Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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