Spring 2018

Renaissance Wednesdays

Renaissance Wednesdays are a series of hour-long informal talks on wide-ranging topics by local or visiting scholars held in the Center Reading Room.

 

Wednesdays @ 4 Lecture Series

Wednesday, February 28th @ 4

Visiting Fellows: Livio Ticli and Marchello Mezzetti

Aspects of Late Medieval and Renaissance Music

Myth and Memory: Medieval and Renaissance Music Sheets as Mindmaps
by Marcello Mazzetti


From Page to Performance: Diminution and other Improvisation Practices from Renaissance Italy
by Livio Ticli

Topic: Despite of numerous primary sources available, today music performancers are often blind to research findings on performance practice and processes typical of unwritten traditions. These lectures will deal with several issues about improvisation and ornamentation, and with learning processes from late medieval to Renaissance repertoire.

This event is free and open to the public unless otherwise specified. No reservations, First come, first served.

Wednesday, March 7th @ 4

Mazen Naous, - UMass

Topic: The reinvention of Othello in Diana Abu-Jaber's novel "Crescent"

This event is free and open to the public unless otherwise specified. No reservations, First come, first served.

Wednesday, March 21 @ 4

Dave Ziomek, Hadley Garden Center,

Topic: Bird life at the Center

This event is free and open to the public unless otherwise specified. No reservations, First come, first served.

 

Wednesday, March 28th @ 4

Brian Ogilvie, UMass

Topic: " Insects in the Renaissance"

This event is free and open to the public unless otherwise specified. No reservations, First come, first served.