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Milton Babbitt Symposium
Washington, DC, May 1998

========================================================================== **** MILTON BABBITT SYMPOSIUM **** **** LIBRARY OF CONGRESS **** **** WASHINGTON, DC, 2 MAY 1998 **** ==========================================================================
On Saturday, May 2, 1998 the Music Division of the Library of Congress will be sponsoring a symposium in honor of Milton Babbitt. Mr. Babbitt is donating his papers to the Library, and this symposium is being planned to celebrate that gift as well as his close association with the Music Division for the past 30 years.
**** PROGRAM ****
(Times are subject to change) 10:00 am "Babbitt, Stravinsky, and the Serial `Tyranny' of the 1950s and 1960s." Joseph Straus, Queens College and Graduate School, City University of New York 10:40 am "What's the Use of the Twelve-Tone System?" Joseph Dubiel, Columbia University 11:40 am "Rigors of Subjectivity." Marion Guck, University of Michigan 12:20 pm "Milton Babbitt's `Three Theatrical Songs' in Perspective." Allen Forte, Yale University with Richard Lalli, Yale University, baritone 2:20 pm "Listening to Milton Babbitt's Electronic Music: the Medium and the Message." Robert Morris, Eastman School of Music 3:00 pm Performance -- Reflections (1974); for piano and synthesized tape, by Milton Babbitt. Robert Taub, Institute for Advanced Studies, Princeton University 3:40 pm "Still Being an American Composer--Milton Babbitt at 80." Andrew Mead, University of Michigan 4:20 pm Response Milton Babbitt, Princeton University and The Juilliard School of Music The symposium will be held in the Coolidge Auditorium where several of Mr. Babbitt's works have been premiered. The Auditorium is located in the Jefferson Building of the Library of Congress across from the Capitol Building in Washington, DC. Since the symposium is being underwritten by a grant from the Krasnoff Gift Fund, there will be no attendance fee. Please contact Stephen Soderberg, Symposium Coordinator, if you plan to attend (contact information below). We would like to know as soon as possible how many participants to plan for.
BE SURE TO MAKE ARRANGEMENTS AS EARLY AS POSSIBLE SINCE SPRING IS THE BEGINNING OF TOURIST SEASON HERE. Travel: The Library is located one block from the Capitol South Metrorail station and six blocks from Union Station. From National Airport you may wish to take the Metrorail, about a 20 minute ride. Shuttle service is available from Dulles Airport and Baltimore-Washington Airport. Limited on-street parking is available on weekends. Accommodation: Rates and locations of some hotels are listed on the Library's website: (click on General Information; About the Library; Visiting the Library; How to get to the Library and Where to Stay). For a copy of "Inexpensive Hotels & Housing in the Washington, D.C. Area" contact Stephen Soderberg. Due to a very convenient and efficient Metrorail, most area hotels/motels are an easy commute to Capitol Hill. Stephen Soderberg email: Symposium Coordinator phone: +1-202-707-1051 fax: +1-202-707-0621 Music Division Library of Congress 101 Independence Avenue SE Washington, DC 20540 USA