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“Waging Peace: Music in Time of War”

Symposia Event: April 14, 2005


WHAT:             Pre-Concert Conversation: “Popular Music and Broadway: Reacting to



WHEN:             6 p.m., Thursday, April 14


WHERE:           The Catholic University of America

                        Hannan Hall, Herzfeld Auditorium

            620 Michigan Ave., N.E.

            Washington, D.C.


DETAILS:         Grayson Wagstaff, CUA musicologist and associate professor, will moderate a

conversation just prior to the first performance of the 2005 President’s Concert,

“Waging Peace: Music in Time of War.” Participants in the conversation, titled “Popular Music and Broadway: Reacting to War,” include Denise Gallo, musicologist and senior music specialist, Library of Congress; Deborah Lawrence, musicologist and guest professor, St. Mary’s College of Maryland; and Katherine Preston, musicologist and chair, Department of Music, College of William and Maryland.  


During the conversation, the participants will talk about their specific areas of interest as they relate to the repertory for that evening’s concert: Gallo, rock music and anti-war themes in the 1950s and ’60s; Lawrence, popular music and protest since 1970; and Preston, 19-century American music, including vaudeville, as a predecessor to the Broadway genre.


From April 11 to 16, Catholic University presents symposia that celebrate the creation of music in reaction to war and its power as a means of artistic expression. The symposia complement CUA’s 2005 President’s Concert — “Waging Peace: Music in Time of War” — to be performed over four evenings from April 14 to 17.


All the symposia events are free and open to the public. For more information about the symposia or concert, visit http://publicaffairs.cua.edu/news/05WagingPeaceOnlineResources.htm or call 202-319-5416.


MEDIA:             The media is invited to attend the symposium. For more information, contact

Chris Harrison or Katie Lee in the Office of Public Affairs at 202-319-5600.





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