The UC Davis music department will honor professor emeritus D. Kern Holoman with an all-day symposium Saturday, May 3, with multiple talks and panel discussions in the Mondavi Center.
The events, which are open to the public, include:
* 10:30 a.m.-noon: Beverly Wilcox (UCD): “From the Salle des Cent Suisses to the Salle des Concerts du Conservatoire,” and Nicholas Mathew (UC Berkeley); and “Wagner’s Eroica, and After”;
* 1:30-3 p.m.: Christopher Reynolds (UCD): “Programming Beethoven in the Year After His Death”; and Mark Clague (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor): “The Atlanta School of Composers: Using History to Bring New Music to New Audiences”;
* 3:15-4:45 p.m.: Carol Oja (Harvard University): “Leonard Bernstein, Everett Lee and the Racial Politics of Performance in the 1940s”; and John Spitzer (San Francisco Conservatory of Music): “The death and transfiguration of American orchestras in the 20th century”;
* 5-6:15 p.m.: Roundtable discussion on the future of the Symphony Orchestra: Mark Clague, Susan Key, John Spitzer and Michael Morgan; and
* 6:15-6:45 p.m.: Reception, followed by 7 p.m. concert in Jackson Hall by the UCD Symphony Orchestra.