The Symphony Orchestra as Cultural Phenomenon: Draft Programme



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Thursday 1 July

Room 1

 

Room 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

12.00–14.00

Registration and lunch

 

 

 

14.00–14.15

Welcome Session

Chair

Duncan Boutwood/Roddy Hawkins

 

14.15–15.15

Women's Orchestras

 

Recording the Orchestra

 

Chair

 

 

 

 

 

L’Orchestre féminin de Paris: A Woman’s Orchestra in Interwar France

Laura Hamer, Birmingham Conservatoire

The London Symphony Orchestra: recording for LSO Live

Ananay Aguilar, RHUL

 

In the Wrong Geographic Location: The Rise and Demise of Canada’s Only All-Women’s Symphony Orchestra

Maria L Noriega, U. of Calgary

From Stage to Studio (…and back again)

Amy Carruthers, KCL

 

 

 

 

 

15.15–15.45

Tea/Coffee

 

 

 

 

 

15.45–17.00

Keynote 1: David C. H. Wright

Title

The symphony orchestra in an age of public subsidy: paying the piper and calculating the cost effectiveness of the tune in post-war Britain

Chair

John Irving

 

19.30–22.00

[Optional] LPO Concert, Royal Festival Hall, South Bank

John Adams: Shaker Loops, Philip Glass: Violin Concerto No.1, Ravi Shankar: Symphony (World premiere)



 


Friday 2 July

Room 1

 

Room 2

 

9.45–11.15

Subsidy and the State

 

Conductors and Leaders

 

Chair

 

 

 

 

 

The concept of public service broadcasting and the orchestras of the Belgian National Broadcasting Institute (N.I.R.): The search for a fitting music policy (1930-1939)

Lieselotte Goessens, Vrije U. Brussel

Defining the Job Description: Case Studies in English Orchestral Conducting in the mid-1800s

Fiona M Palmer, N. U. of Ireland, Maynooth

 

Questions of Yugoslavian Symphonism and Its Institutions: The Case of Belgrade Open Competition of 1935

Srdan Atanasovski, U. of Arts in Belgrade

Of Conductors, Orchestras, and Docile Bodies: Concert Culture as Embodied Experience in Nineteenth-Century America

Steven Baur, Dalhousie U.

 

The Symphony Orchestra and Musical Vitality

Benjamin Wolf

New Perspectives on Viennese Concert Life: Eduard Strauss’s Orchestra at the Musikverein, 1870-1900

Zoe Lang, U. of South Florida

 

11.15–11.45

Tea/Coffee

 

11.4513.00

Keynote 2: Tina K. Ramnarine

 

 

Interacting Orchestras: On New Communities, Social Relevance and Digital Technologies

 

Chair

 

 

 

13.00–14.00

Lunch

 

14.00–15.30

Panel:Premier(e) Culture

 

Symphonic Influences

 

Chair

 

 

 

 

 

(a) When All Music Was New Music: Creating Audiences in 19th-century Chicago

Mark Clague, U. of Michigan

Dropping the Bomb: Trinidadian Steel Band Adaptions of the Symphony Orchestra

Janine Tiffe

 

(b) An American Experiment: The Louisville Orchestra New Music Project, 1948–57

Michael Mauskapf, U. of Michigan

The Nusantara Symphony Orchestra: A Study in the Cross-Cultural Process

Edward Van Ness, Nusantara Symphony Orchestra

 

From the Atlanta School to the Reno Philharmonic’s New Music Initiative: A Conductor’s Role in Creating a Public for New Music

Laura Jackson, Reno Philharmonic

The Identity of the Modern Chinese Orchestra and Guoyue in Taiwan

Chang-Yi Chen, U. of Sheffield

 

15.30–16.00

Tea/Coffee

 


16.00–17.30

Elitism/Popularity

 

Constructing Canons

 

Chair

 

 

 

 

 

The Critical Response to Profitable Concerts: Arthur Fiedler and the Boston Pops Orchestra, 1930-1950

Ayden Adler, The Philadelphia Orchestra Assoc.

Nineteenth-Century Italian Orchestral Societies and Beethoven’s Symphonies

Aaron S Allen, U. of N. Carolina at Greensboro

 

Jacques Offenbach and American Cultural Enterprise ca. 1876

Myron Gray, U. of Pennsylvania

Music Critic George P. Upton and the Philharmonic Society: Promoting Orchestral Culture in 1860s Chicago

James Deaville, Carleton U.

 

A Democratic Commodity! The Hallé Orchestra in the 1920s

Declan Plummer, Queen's U. Belfast

Making Mahler French: Bernstein’s case for the composer in 1960

Matthew Mugmon,

 

19.00–22.00

[Optional] Conference Dinner

 

Saturday 3 July

Room 1

 

Room 2

 

9.45–10.45

Representations of the Orchestra

 

The Albert Hall and Transience

 

Chair

 

 

 

 

 

The Orchestra as a Machine in the French Romanticism

Nicholas Southon

In Search of an Ephemeral Orchestra: the New Symphony Orchestra, 1905–38

Emily Worthington, U. of York

 

Making Overtures: The Films of the M-G-M Symphony Orchestra

Nathan Platte, U. of Michigan

The Proms Arena as a Site of Pleasurable Work

Jonathan Gross

 

10.45–11.00

Short break

 

11.00–12.30

Ideology and Value

 

Orchestras and Cultural Policy Today

 

Chair

 

 

 

 

 

Militarisation, Industrialisation and the growth of the Symphony Orchestra in the Nineteenth Century

Ian Pace

An American Regional Orchestra in the Twenty-First Century: Beethoven, Harleys, and Social Justice

Melissa Angel Straus

 

Decorating the Bund: Establishment of the Shanghai Municipal Orchestra as a Colonial Ideology

Irene Pui-ling Pang, U. of Hong Kong

Materializing the Immaterial: Putting Musical Autonomy to Work in Venezuela

Sarah Carsman, U. of California, Berkeley

 

Negotiating the values of classical music: towards a definition of the symphony orchestra as a cultural actor

Francis Maes, Ghent U.

The effect of economic collapse on government music policy in Iceland and the Iceland Symphony Orchestra

Thorbjorg Daphne Hall, U. of Nottingham

 

12.30-13.30

Lunch

 



13.30–14.30

Orchestral 'Alternatives'

 

Group Dynamics

 

Chair

 

 

 

 

 

The Baroque Orchestra: Balancing Commodification and Counterculture

Kailan R. Rubinoff, U. of N. Carolina at Greensboro

Temporary culture: a psychoanalytic perspective on group life in the orchestra

Lydia Hartland-Rowe, Tavistock Clinic/U. of East London

 

Out of Tune, Out of Time, Off-Key: The Really Terrible Orchestra and the Politics of Musical Failure

Francesca Brittan, Case Western Reserve U.

Instruments and identity in British orchestras during the twentieth century

Bradley Strauchen, Horniman Museum

 

14.30–16.00

Round-table discussion

Title

The future of the symphony orchestra in the twenty-first century

Chair

Julian Rushton

 

 

Speakers

Stephen Cottrell (Goldsmiths College, London)

 

James Dillon (University of Minnesota)

 

Kathryn McDowell (London Symphony Orchestra)

 

Emile Wennekes (Utrecht University)

 

16.00–16.30

Closing Session

Chair

Duncan Boutwood/Roddy Hawkins

 

16.30–17.30

We are planning to hold a wine reception, sponsorship permitting


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