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Mozart Society of America Conference: Mozart and Modernity

Friday, October 20, 2017
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Talbot College (TC)
Room: Paul Davenport Theatre
Mozart Society of America conference

The Mozart Society of America's seventh biennial conference is being held at Western University. We are honoured to welcome presenters and guests to the Don Wright Faculty of Music from Oct. 19-21.

Agenda - Friday, October 20 (please note revised location - Paul Davenport Theatre - daytime only)

9:00 Welcome
9:15–10:15 Brian McMillan (Director of Music Library, Western University), presentation on Western's holdings in eighteenth-century music
10:15–10:30 Break
10:30–12:00 Session 1: Chair, Bruce Alan Brown
Kevin Ngo (University of Calgary), “Studying Mozart’s Piano Music in the Twenty-First Century: Are Urtexts the Wrong texts?”
Mary Robbins (Austin, Texas), “Mozart’s Systematic Expression: A Modern, Sustainable View of His Music”
12:00–1:30 Break
1:30–4:30 Session 2: Chair, Kathryn Libin
Joao Pedro Cachopo (University of Chicago / Universidade Nova de Lisboa), “Opera, Film, and Modernity: Some Thoughts on Mark Rappaport’s Mozart in Love (1975)”
James DiNardo (University of Notre Dame), “Grappling with Form and Function in Mozart’s ‘Great’ C-Minor Mass, K. 427”
Marina Gallagher (University of British Columbia), “Forging a Modern Female Identity: Despina’s Musical Topoi and Mimetic Performances in Così fan tutte”
Paul Corneilson (The Packard Humanities Institute), “‘Only opposites belong together’: Mozart contra Modernism”

The public is welcome to attend any/all sessions throughout the conference.

Since 2001 the Mozart Society of America has organized biennial conferences that attract an international group of scholars and performers as participants and attendees. These conferences explore various themes in Mozart studies through papers, panel discussions, library- or museum-sponsored exhibitions, and performances.

For complete schedule and information about the conference (including lectures, concerts and theatrical performances), visit

Ed Goehring - Associate Professor

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