Open House and Lecture
“An Introduction to A Child of Our Time”
Wednesday, June 13, 5:00 p.m.
University of Oregon in Portland
70 NW Couch Street
Portland, OR 97209
The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Oregon in Portland (OLLI-UO) welcomes residents of Portland and its surrounding areas to attend a free Open House social and special lecture, “An Introduction to A Child of Our Time,” on Wednesday, June 13, at 5:00 p.m.
Guest lecturer and Director of the Columbia Research Institute for the Arts and Humanities, Linda Hathaway Bunza, will speak at 6:00 p.m. on Composer Sir Michael Tippett’s A Child of Our Time. Hathaway Bunza will offer insights into the social and cultural forces that shaped one of the twentieth century’s most important choral works. The music, Tippett’s heartfelt response to the tragedies he witnessed during World War II, integrates American spirituals into his modern oratorio to transform life’s greatest suffering into a rich bounty of hope. A Child of Our Time is a featured selection of the 2012 Oregon Bach Festival.
Hathaway Bunza has presented lectures on the history of music and art at universities, museums and conferences in New York, Boston, Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Washington, D.C. She has been a writer, editor, or consultant for The Harvard Educational Review, Anima Magazine, The Andover Review, Symposium Magazine and the Library of Congress. Her lively pre-concert talks using digital slides, audio examples, and historical information bring the subject to life.
For more information on the OLLI-UO Open House social and lecture, please call 503-412-3653 or 800-824-2714.