Ziering-Conlon Initiative Symposium “Music, Censorship and Meaning..."
Saturday, August 9, 2014 from 2:00 PM to 9:30 PM (PDT)
Los Angeles, CA
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
“Music, Censorship and Meaning in Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union: Echoes and Consequences,”
August 9 and 10, 2014
DAY ONE (ONLY)
TICKETS FOR THIS DAY ARE NO LONGER AVAILABLE. WE ARE FULL TO CAPACITY.
Saturday, August 9
2–6 pm Session I
Sel Kardan, President and CEO of The Colburn School
Welcome and Opening Comments
“Towards Humanity, Away from Ideology
Professor Barbara Milewski
"Forbidding Forbidden Songs: Poland's Controversial First Postwar Feature Film
20-minute coffee break for all attendees
Dr. Bret Werb
"Censorship, Sabotage and Self-Subversion in the Yiddish Shoah Song."
Professor Derek Katz
“Die Politik ist ganz vergessen in Kalumba”: The Comedian Harmonists--Recordings, Repertoire and Restrictions
Dr. Lily Hirsch
“Righting and Remembering Past Wrongs: Music Suppressed by the Nazis in American Concert Performance”
“The Oblique Censor: Contemporary Challenges in Programming Lesser-Known Works”
6–8 pm Dinner Break
“I Heard the Wild Geese”
Recital, reading and mini-symposium on translating Chinese into Czech and English, and translating music into words. Featuring: Bill Porter (Red Pine), author and translator; Fred Melamed, actor: Professor Michael Beckerman; and including a performance of “Four Songs on Chinese Poetry” written in Terezin by composer Pavel Haas.
* Schedule subject to change
When & Where
Robert Elias at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Ziering-Conlon Initiative for Recovered Voices at the Colburn School
Established by a generous grant from Marilyn Ziering, the primary focus of the Ziering-Conlon Initiative for Recovered Voices at the Colburn School is the performance, advocacy and dissemination of music by composers suppressed during the years of the Nazi regime. James Conlon serves as artistic advisor for the initiative, the name of which recognizes with appreciation Los Angeles Opera’s groundbreaking Recovered Voices project, also under the direction of James Conlon, and also generously supported by Marilyn Ziering. Performance of music by these composers is encouraged within the Colburn Conservatory’s solo, orchestral and chamber music activities. Research and academic activities are also to be explored through creative collaborations, conferences, concerts and publishing.
As part of the initiative, the Colburn Conservatory offers a semester-long seminar once a year on Recovered Voices, taught and overseen by James Conlon, with assistance by Ziering-Conlon Initiative Director Robert Elias and invited guests. Plans also call for a national chamber music competition to be held for the first time in the summer of 2015, with the repertoire drawn from music by suppressed composers.
In addition to the oversight of Maestro Conlon and Mr. Elias, the initiative is supervised by Colburn Conservatory Dean Richard Beene and benefits greatly from the interest and commitment of the Conservatory’s internationally recognized faculty and staff.