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INTERNATIONAL ORPHEUS ACADEMY for Music & Theory 2008

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INTERNATIONAL ORPHEUS ACADEMY for Music & Theory 2008
Wednesday, March 26 through March 29, 2008

Orpheus Institute, Ghent, Belgium.

“Music Theoretical Dimensions of 18th Century Opera”
with a focus on Mozart’s Don Giovanni

Opera’s complex and intricate structure confronts theorists and performers alike with daunting challenges. Though the expert combination of text, context, dramatic and musical elements is what this fascinating genre is all about, it also raises some questions regarding the creation, the performance and the interpretation of such works.
The Orpheus Academy 2008 edition will concentrate on literary and historic, biographical, music-analytical, compositional and performance-oriented aspects.

Following specialists will consider the theme:
• Cliff Eisen - professor of Music History, King´s College London, UK
• Kenneth Montgomery - conductor, Royal Conservatoire, The Hague, the Netherlands
• Javier López Piñón - stage director, New Opera Academy, Amsterdam/The Hague, the Netherlands
• Stefan Rohringer - professor of Music Theory, Hochschule für Musik und Theater München, Germany
• James Webster - Goldwin Smith Professor of Music, Cornell University, Ithaca, USA
• Sergio Durante – director of the department of art and music history, University Padua, Italy

Application is only possible through www.orpheusinstituut.be from 1/11/07 until 31/01/08.
Please note that only 30 participants will be accepted.

Admission fee: students (Bachelors & Masters until the age of 26) 100 € + non-students: 175 euros
More information: http://www.orpheusinstituut.be/en/seminars/orpheus-academy

 


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