Music Special Events 2013-14

Friday, October 25, 2013 at 7:30pm

Follow Me Down (Harbert, 2012)

American Musical Culture and Film and Media Studies Professor Ben Harbert will screen and discuss his feature documentary film about musical performance in Louisiana prisons. RECEPTION FOLLOWING


Saturday, October 26, 2013 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.*
GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY MUSIC PROGRAM
Performing Social Justice in the Age of Modern Media:
Conference & Master Class with Wayne Kramer and Jail Guitar Doors

Find a detailed schedule of the Conference

Every year the Music Program at Georgetown hosts the Future of Music Policy Summit, a national event that pulls in 300+ top performers, lawyers, politicians and policy advocates working in connection with the music/media industry. This year, the annual program is being expanded with a one-day conference/masterclass designed for Georgetown students. The morning session (10 a.m.-12 p.m.), organized by Prof. Benjamin Harbert and Associate Dean Bernie Cook, will feature presentations by four music/film scholars whose research has broken new ground in the integration of fieldwork, pedagogy and issues of social justice/public policy. The afternoon session (1:30-4 p.m.) will begin with a keynote address by legendary guitarist and songwriter Wayne Kramer, co-founder of Jail Guitar Doors USA, a non-profit organization that brings musical instruments and education to the prison population, followed by a two-hour guitar masterclass led by Kramer and two additional members of Jail Guitar Doors USA. This masterclass has been designed to engage Georgetown students in a variety of issues, from performance techniques and pedagogical approaches to teaching in prisons to the role of media in current public policy debates and the current state of arts education. The day will conclude with a 45-minute round-table discussion featuring the day’s academic speakers and Jail Guitar Doors USA representatives. Georgetown College also featured the Future of Music Summit and the Conference in a recent article.

McNEIR HALL, NEW NORTH BUILDING
FREE
*Please note the time change from the original 9am-5pm allotment


Monday and Tuesday, October 28 and 29, 2013
Future of Music Summit
The Music Program at Georgetown University is proud to co-host, once again, the Future of Music Summit. It’s no secret that for musicians, the world is moving faster than ever. Revenue streams continue to shift, with new distribution platforms growing in popularity, even as questions persist about sustainability. And as Congress looks poised to consider a comprehensive update to our nation’s copyright laws, it’s never been more important for the music community to get engaged. As the only national conference that focuses on the connections between musicians and fans, policymakers and academics, legal experts and technologists, media professionals and entrepreneurs, the 2013 Future of Music Summit will be tackling all these issues and more.
LOHRFINK AUDITORIUM IN THE RAFIK B. HARIRI BUILDING ON GEORGETOWN’S MAIN CAMPUS
GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY HOTEL AND CONFERENCE CENTER
AND OTHER DC LOCATIONS
FOR REGISTRATION AND MORE INFO, VISIT http://futureofmusic.org/events/future-music-summit-2013 or e-mail summit@futureofmusic.org


Wednesday, November 13, 2013 at 7 p.m.
Opera, Theatrical Culture, and Society in Late Eighteenth-Century Naples
Prof. Anthony R. DelDonna, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Musicology

In his book Opera, Theatrical Culture, and Society in Late Eighteenth-Century Naples, (Ashgate Interdisciplinary Studies in Opera, 2012), GU Music Program faculty member Anthony R. DelDonna provides a rich study of operatic culture in the Kingdom of Naples in the period of 1775-1800.

The book will be discussed by Prof. DelDonna and Pierpaolo Polzonetti, Associate Professor, University of Notre Dame, and the event also features a performance by the Georgetown University Chamber Singers, under the direction of Prof. Frederick Binkholder, and Modern Musick.

EMBASSY OF THE REPUBLIC OF ITALY
Embassy of Italy Auditorium
3000 Whitehaven Street NW
Washington, DC 20008
FREE, RSVP required HERE


Friday, November 22, 2013 at 8 p.m.

GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY MUSIC PROGRAM
An Evening with Bonnie “Prince” Billy
The man who acts under the name Will Oldham and sings and composes under the name Bonnie “Prince” Billy has, over the past quarter-century, made an idiosyncratic journey through, and an indelible mark on, the worlds of indie rock and independent cinema. With his highly individualistic approach to music making and the music industry, one that cherishes intimacy, community, mystery, and spontaneity; his brilliance has captivated fans and made Bonny one of our most influential and beloved songsmiths. Recent projects in 2012 include Now Here’s My Plan (EP), Will Oldham on Bonnie “Prince” Billy (An Autobiography edited by Alan Licht, published by Norton), as well as two singles; Billy F. Gibbons/ Matt Sweeney & Bonny Billy Oh Well b/w Storms, and Dawn McCarthy & Bonny Billy Christmas Eve Can Kill b/w Walkin the Dog. In 2013, Bonny released a new full length record of duets with Dawn McCarthy on Drag City.
DAVIS PERFORMING ARTS CENTER, GONDA THEATRE
$25 GENERAL / $10 STUDENT

 

For more information on the concert, see the page about the concert and the masterclass.

 


Modern Musick Residency

The Georgetown University Music Program welcomes back period-instrument ensemble Modern Musick for an extended residency this academic year. Now in its 11th season, the group, led by John Moran and Risa Browder, is known to audiences for lively, engaging performances and thoughtful programming. To this end Modern Musick uses historical performance practices as a starting point, leading to cutting-edge music making of the moment. The residency is made possible through the financial support of the Jesuit Community and the Music Program.

Residency events will include the following:

 

Friday, October 18, 2013 at 1:15 p.m.
Friday Music Series concert
DAHLGREN CHAPEL

Tuesday, December 3, 2013 at 7:30 p.m.
Music for Advent
WOLFINGTON HALL

Friday, January 31, 2014 at 1:15 p.m.
Friday Music Series concert
Jesuit Heritage Week
DAHLGREN CHAPEL

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.
Music for Holy Week
WOLFINGTON HALL


Friday February 7, 2014 at 8:00 p.m.
Georgetown University Jazz Ensemble with special guest
Roland Vazquez, composer/drummer
Musical Direction by Professor Aaron Broadus

Join the Georgetown University Jazz Ensemble for an exciting evening of music with
composer/drummer Roland Vazquez featuring original selections from Roland in performance
with GU Jazz and faculty members.

McNeir Hall, New North Building
$10 general / $5 faculty, staff, student, senior (65 or older)