Music and Power Conference

Lectures and panels will be held in
MacMillan Hall, Rm 212 unless otherwise noted

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Student Concert: Art Songs of Post-Soviet Composers
Souers Recital Hall, Center for Performing Arts

Chamber Music Recital
featuring Miami University Faculty
Souers Recital Hall, Center for Performing Arts

Keynote Lecture
Richard Taruskin, University of California, Berkeley
Two Serendipities
Souers Recital Hall, Center for Performing Arts

Friday, March 1, 2013

Music and Power Conference Panels
MacMillan Hall 212

Panel 1: Film and Popular Music
Moderator: Karen Dawisha, Miami University

Gleb Tsipursky, Ohio State University at Newark
Young Jazz Enthusiasts and the Cultural Cold War in the Soviet Union, 1948-53

Polina Dimova, Oberlin College
A Soviet Fairy Tale: The Hero’s Reward in Sergei Prokofiev’s ‘Peter and the Wolf’

Peter Kupfer, Southern Methodist University
The Soviet Musical Comedy: Ideology and (Musical) Entertainment in Negotiation
(with accompanying figures)

Robert Bird, University of Chicago
Occupy Orthodoxy: Pussy Riot on Liturgy and Spectacle

Discussant: Stephen Muir, University of Leeds

Keynote Lecture
James Loeffler, University of Virginia
Promising Harmonies: The Aural Politics of the Inter-Ethnic Imagination
MacMillan Hall 212

Panel 2: Politics of Censorship
Moderator: Elizabeth Hoover, Miami University

Marina Frolova-Walker, Cambridge University Stalin’s Music Laureates: Myths and Realities

Andrew Burgard, New York University
Zdenĕk Nejedlý: The Danger of a Powerful Musicologist?

Lisa Cooper Vest, Indiana University, Bloomington Power and Plagiarism: The Polish Composers’ Union as Arbiter between Individual Authorship and Collective Style in the early 1960s

Discussant: Patrick Zuk, Durham University

Student Poster Presentation
6:30pm, Hall Auditorium Lobby

Bruce Murray, Chair, Department of Music
Pre-Concert Lecture
7:15pm, Hall Auditorium

Miami University Symphony Orchestra
with the Chamber Singers & Collegiate Chorale
Gala Concert: Censorship and the Right of Expression
with Miami Faculty Mari Opatz-Muni, soloist; Molly Jones, winner of the 2012 Miami University Concerto Competition and Havighurst prize; and featuring Guest Artist Bin Huang, violinist, performing “Butterfly Lovers Violin Concerto”
8:00pm, Hall Auditorium

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Panel 3: Censorship in Practice
9:30-11:30 am
Moderator: Venelin Ganev, Miami University

Patrick Zuk, Durham University
Soviet Compositional Styles of the Stalinist Period in International Context: Towards a Reappraisal

Leah Goldman, University of Chicago
Negotiating History: Art, Authority and Iurii Shaporin’s 'Dekabristy'

Megan Rancier, Bowling Green State University,
‘The Qobyz is Just an Instrument, but the Soviet Government Saw it as a Threat’: Intersections Between Political Suppression, Musical Practices, and Kazakh National Identity

Discussant: Marina Frolova-Walker, Cambridge University

Panel 4: Musical Identities in Conflict

Moderator: Rad Borislavov, Miami University

Stephen Muir, University of Leeds
Hasidism and Mitnagdism in the Russian Empire: the (mis)use of Jewish music in Polish-Lithuanian Russia

Rebecca Mitchell, Miami University
National or Imperial? The Politics of Musical Identity in late Imperial Russia

Elena Dubinets, Vice President of Artistic Planning, Seattle Symphony and Artistic Advisor, The Seattle Chamber Players
“Other” Russianness as Hard Currency:
Post-imperial Russian Music Abroad

Discussant: Gleb Tsipursky, Ohio State University at Newark

Closing Dialogue


The Music and Power Conference and related musical performances are co-sponsored by the the Havighurst Center for Russian & Post-Soviet Studies, the School for Creative Arts, the Department of Music, the Humanities Center, the Department of Political Science, the Department of History, the Posen Foundation, and the Office of the Provost



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