Stravinsky In America
To mark the 50th anniversary of Igor Stravinsky’s death, we are hosting a three-day festival at Louisiana State University’s College of Music & Dramatic Arts. The event will celebrate Stravinsky’s music, with a special focus on his life and work in America (1945–1971).
We are excited to welcome several distinguished guest lecturers and performers to participate in the symposium.
Emeritus Research Professor
University of Roehampton (London)
Prof. Jordan’s work on Stravinsky and dance began when she was commissioned by the George Balanchine Foundation, New York as project director for the analytical video Music Dances: Balanchine Choreographs Stravinsky (2002), working with dancers from New York City Ballet.
Edward Aldwell Professor
The New School (New York City)
Prof. Rogers's research on Igor Stravinsky’s music appears in The Cambridge Stravinsky Encyclopedia, Stravinsky in Context, and The Rite of Spring at 100, as well as in Journal of the Royal Musical Association, Music Theory Spectrum, and more.
Distinguished Professor of Music Theory
CUNY Graduate Center
With a specialization in music since 1900, Prof. Straus has written numerous technical music-theoretical articles and scholarly monographs on a variety of topics in modernist music, including Remaking the Past: Musical Modernism and the Influence of the Tonal Tradition (Harvard University Press 1990) and Stravinsky’s Late Music (Cambridge University Press 2001).
The Bugallo-Williams Piano Duo has been presenting innovative programs of contemporary music throughout North America and Europe since 1995. Helena Bugallo and Amy Williams perform cutting-edge new works and masterpieces of the twentieth century for piano four-hands and two pianos. They have premiered dozens of works, many of which were written especially for the Duo, and they have worked directly with such renowned composers as David Lang, Peter Eötvos, Louis Andriessen, Lukas Foss, Steve Reich, Bernard Rands, Betsy Jolas and Kevin Volans. They also collaborate with composers who explore new approaches to the piano through multimedia applications, electronics, and extended techniques.