Wednesday, June 29, 3:00–5:00 p.m.
Osher Lifelong Learning Institute
Of the University of Oregon in Portland
70 NW Couch Street, Portland, OR 97209
Even at its first performance in Vienna in 1824, the audience knew they had witnessed a momentous musical event. Waving their handkerchiefs and hats, shouting and stamping their feet, the audience reaction was overwhelming. Completely deaf and still swinging his arms after the last note had been played, Beethoven, unaware, had to be turned around by one of the soloists to face his audience.
Using digital slides and audio samples from the music, Linda Hathaway Bunza will take you on a journey through Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony from its premier in post-Napoleonic Vienna to its place in today’s world as a call for international peace and unity.
In Portland, the Oregon Bach Festival orchestra and chorus, together with internationally renowned soloists led by Maestro Helmuth Rilling, will perform Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 in D Minor, Op. 125 on July 9, 2011 at 7:30 p.m. at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall. Matthew Halls will conduct Handel’s Ode for St. Cecilia’s Day, HWV 76, followed by Beethoven’s Ninth, conducted by Helmuth Rilling. Hathaway Bunza’s lecture, which will include Handel’s Ode, serves as the pre-concert talk for the Oregon Bach Festival’s Portland concert.
Hathaway Bunza will also give the Oregon Bach Festival’s ‘Inside Line’ lecture on Beethoven’s Ninth at the Hult Center’s Soreng Theater in Eugene at 2:00 pm on July 10, 2011.
About the Presenter
Linda Hathaway Bunza is director of the Columbia Research Institute for the Arts and Humanities in Portland. She has been a writer, lecturer, editor and/or consultant for the American Biographical Institute, Andover Review, Anima, Harvard Educational Review, Harvard Post, the Library of Congress and Symposium.
Hathaway Bunza has spent thirty years lecturing on music and art in cities across the country, including Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia and Washington, DC. In Oregon she has lectured for the Oregon Bach Festival, Oregon Cultural Heritage Commission, Oregon Historical Society, Portland Baroque Orchestra, Portland Opera, Third Angle Ensemble, and beyond.
This event is free and open to the public.
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