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Billy Strayhorn Symposium [#Lecture and Panel]

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Whittall Pavilion, Ground Floor

Thomas Jefferson Building

10 First Street SE

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Part of A Salute to Billy Strayhorn May 28-30

Billy Strayhorn Symposium

Whittall Pavilion, 5:00 pm

Keynote Lecture: 5:00 pm
David Hajdu, author of Lush Life: A Biography of Billy Strayhorn

Panel: 6:00 pm
David Hajdu, moderator
Robert G. O’Meally, Zora Neale Hurston Professor of English, Columbia University
Lisa Barg, Associate Professor, Schuller School of Music of McGill University
A.Alyce Claerbaut, President, Strayhorn Songs, Inc.
Walter van de Leur, Professor of Jazz and Improvised Music, University of Amsterdam


ABOUT THIS EVENT
This three-day minifestival presents two remarkable concerts, lectures, a panel and film screenings: a unique offering curated from the riches of the Billy Strayhorn Collection—nearly 8,000 documents, including manuscripts, sketches, photographs and business papers. Come hear biographer David Hajdu speak about Strayhorn's life, and then hear expert Strayhorn scholars examine the composer’s career, from his earliest years in Pittsburgh through his 28-year collaboration with Duke Ellington.

Presented through the generous support of the Revada Foundation of the Logan Family




Don't miss any of our Salute to Strayhorn events:

Concert: Big Band Evening: Strayhorn Known and Unknown, Thursday, May 28, 2020, Coolidge Auditorium, 8 pm
Film: Paris Blues
, Friday, May 29, 2020, Pickford Theater, 7 pm
Film: Anatomy of a Murder, Saturday, May 30, 2020, Pickford Theater, 12 pm
Billy Strayhorn Symposium, Saturday, May 30, 2020, Whittall Pavilion, 5 pm
Concert: The Bill Charlap Trio with Jon Faddis featuring special guest Cécile McLorin Salvant
Saturday, May 30, 2020, Coolidge Auditorium, 8 pm



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