Popular Music Lecture Series Returning for the Fall Semester!

The Green Library Listening Closely: Music Lecture Series. is returning for the fall 2017 semester!

Wednesday, August 30, 1pm, Tom Moore, FIU, "Brazilian Popular Music: Samba to Hip-Hop," GL 220

Brazil, the largest country in Latin America, stands out from the rest of the continent through its heritage of the Portuguese language, and the importance of the African diaspora to its culture, and especially its music. This lecture will take a whirlwind tour through the Brazilian popular music of the twentieth century, presenting genres including choro (popular instrumental music), samba, bossa nova, MPB, rap and funk.

Thursday, September 14th, 3pm, Lansing McLoskey, "Composer McLoskey Presents His 'Zealot Canticles' "

The proverbial "Three B's" for Lansing McLoskey were not Bach, Beethoven and Brahms, but rather The Beatles, Bauhaus, and Black Flag. His first experiences at writing music were not exercises in counterpoint, but as the guitarist/songwriter for punk bands in the 1980s. It was during these years in punk-rock that he first developed a love for classical music (but that's another story). McLoskey spent 20+ years as an early music singer/conductor, and has a special interest in composing for voice. He has written for some of the preeminent vocal ensembles in the world, including The Crossing, The Hilliard Ensemble, Cincinnati Vocal Arts, ensemberlino vocale (Berlin), Liber unUsualis, Tapestry, and Boston Secession. His music has been performed in eighteen countries on six continents, and has won more than two dozen awards, including two from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

Thursday, October 19th, 3pm, Michael O'Connor

Thursday, November 16th, 3pm, Will Moore

Thursday, November 30th, 3pm, Rob Haskins


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