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“Waging Peace: Music in Time of War”

Symposia Event: April 16, 2005


WHAT:             Pre-Concert Conversation: “Chamber Music: The Intimate Reaction to War”


WHEN:             6 p.m., Saturday, April 16


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 third performance of CUA’s 2005 President’s Concert. Participants in the conversation, titled “Chamber Music: The Intimate Reaction to War,” include Denise Gallo, musicologist and senior music specialist, Library of Congress; Andrew Simpson, composer and associate professor of music, Catholic University; and Daniel Zimmerman, musicologist and lecturer, School of Music, University of 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, anti-war literature, including the poetry of Walt Whitman and the music of American composer Ned Rorem; Simpson, the world premiere of the Korean War Memorial chamber music project, which is part of the April 16 President’s Concert performance; and Zimmerman, music by 20th-century Russian composers, including Sergei Prokofiev and Dmitri Shostakovich.


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 symposia events. For more information,

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





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