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Joy's Legacy: Beethoven's Ninth Symphony
Winston-Salem, NC, March 1997

      


Joy's Legacy: Beethoven's Ninth Symphony A Beethoven Festival and Symposium Wake Forest University March 1-2, 1997
Wake Forest University's Department of Music will be holding a Beethoven Festival, Joy's Legacy: Beethoven's Ninth Symphony, as part of the University's Year of the Arts celebration. The weekend-long event will comprise a scholarly symposium, a faculty/student recital of music by Beethoven and his contemporaries, and a final concert featuring the Winston-Salem Piedmont Triad Symphony, Wake Forest students, and the Beethoven Festival Choir. The culmination of the symposium will be a performance of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony conducted by David B. Levy, Chair of the WFU Music Department and author of "Beethoven: The Ninth Symphony" (Schirmer Books, 1995). The symposium will be on the theme of "Beethoven, the Ninth, and the Millennium." Participants in the symposium will include renowned Beethoven scholars Owen Jander (Wellesley College), Ora Frishberg Saloman (Baruch College and CUNY Graduate Center), and William Meredith (Director of the Ira F. Brilliant Center for Beethoven Studies, San Jose State University). Dr. Levy also will participate. As we approach the 21st century, Beethoven and his music have become the canvas upon which forces for in culture and have projected their aspirations, as well as their fears. The symposium will explore these forces of change, their possible implications, and project their implications for the future of music and society. For further information, call (910) 759-5026 or 759-5295. The schedule is as follows: Saturday, March 1 2:00 - 5:00 PM, "Beethoven, the Ninth, and the Millennium: A Symposium" Brendle Recital Hall, admission free PROGRAM "Joy's Legacy" -- David Benjamin Levy, Wake Forest University "The Artist and His Muse" -- Owen Jander, Wellesley College "Fate, Joy, and Propaganda: Beethoven from 1938-1945" -- William Meredith, Ira F. Brilliant Center for Beethoven Studies, San Jose State University "America's First Performances of the Ninth Symphony" -- Ora Frishberg Salomon, Baruch College and CUNY "Open Forum" -- all above participants and audience 8:00 PM, Faculty/Student recital, "Beethoven and his Contemporaries" -- Music by Arriaga, Sor, Beethoven, and others Brendle Recital Hall, admission free Sunday, March 2 3:00 PM, All-Beethoven Concert performed by the Winston-Salem Piedmont Triad Symphony, WFU Orchestra, Beethoven Festival Chorus. Wait Chapel PROGRAM Overture, "Consecration of the House," op. 124 Fantasy for Piano, Chorus, and Orchestra, op. 80 Pamela Howland, piano David Hagy, conductor Symphony no. 9 in D Minor, op. 125 Teresa Radomski, soprano Kate Lambert, alto Richard Heard, tenor Daniel Britt, bass David B. Levy, conductor For further information, call (910) 759-5026 or 759-5295. __________________________________________ David B. Levy, Associate Professor and Chair Department of Music Wake Forest University Box 7345 Reynolda Station Winston-Salem, NC 27109 (910)759-5364 Fax: (910)759-4935