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Resurrecting Romanticism

Conference Highlights


Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873-1943)

Join us as we commemorate the anniversary of Rachmaninoff's birth with a number of events, including performances of his music by Alan August, Allegra Durante, Thomas Shoebotham, and Stephen Siek.


Harry Binswanger

Dr. Binswanger will explore Ayn Rand's hypothesis explaining the communicative power of music expressed in her brilliant essay “Art and Cognition,” and explore its relationship to her famous description of art: "A selective re-creation of reality according to an artist's metaphysical value-judgments." Note: A banquet ticket must be purchased to attend this event.


To Him Who Waits

On January 23, 1909, Collier’s published O. Henry's story To Him Who Waits. O. Henry expert and literary scholar Shoshana Milgram will explore this story's meaning, content, and original context as an introduction to the première of the orchestral version of a semi-staged one-act opera by David Berry. 


A Special Columbus Day Celebration Commemorating the 130th Anniversary of the World's Columbian Exposition

Long before the world ever celebrated "Indigenous People's Day," Christopher Columbus was venerated throughout the United States, especially on Columbus Day, which was traditionally celebrated on October 12.

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