Events in December
Thursday December 3, 10am-4pm
Online Symposium with the Austrian Cultural Forum: Music Migration and Mobility - The Legacy of Migrant Musicians from Nazi Europe in Britain
Wednesday December 9, 6.30pm
Live Stream Concert - Ensemble ÉMIGRÉ supported by the Austrian Cultural Forum, London
ONLINE SYMPOSIUM, Thursday December 3, 2020, 10am-4pm
Music, Migration and Mobility - The Legacy of Migrant Musicians from Nazi Europe in Britain
Please book your free place on the website of our co-host, the Austrian Cultural Forum.
The practice-led, international and multidisciplinary research project ‘Music, Migration and Mobility’ at the Royal College of Music, funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, aims to gain new knowledge about the legacy of musicians who emigrated to Britain from Germany and Austria in the 1930s, mostly because of persecution by the Nazi regime. In this opening symposium, the research team will outline its approach of studying and foregrounding the mobility of these musicians and their importance for British culture during and after WW2, hoping to enter into fruitful conversations with guests and project partners. Presentations from all team members and two distinguished guest speakers will be complemented with a performance by Ensemble Émigré and students from the Royal College of Music. The event will take place on Zoom.
9.45 Zoom call opens, informal chats possible in breakout rooms
10.00 Opening words by ACF Director Waltraud Dennhardt-Herzog and RCM Director Colin Lawson
10.15 Norbert Meyn, RCM
Trees have roots, humans have legs - Foregrounding Migration and Mobility in Performances
10.30 Beth Snyder, RCM
Negotiating nationalisms: the foundation and early activities of the Anglo-Austrian Music Society
Questions 15-20 min
11.15 Peter Adey, RHUL
‘Where music flows like money': mobility, migration and magnetism at Glyndebourne'
11.30 Nils Grosch, Salzburg University
‘I don’t want to wait until it is too late again’: Push and pull factors for operatic concepts around Glyndebourne’s Emigrees
Questions 15-20 min
12.15 - 13.00 Concert with Ensemble Émigré and students from the Royal College of Music
Works by Hans Gál, Egon Wellesz and Mátyás Seiber
Norbert Meyn, tenor
Catherine Hooper, soprano
Christopher Gould, piano
Jack Campbell, piano
13.00-14.00 Lunch break
14.00 Florian Scheding, University of Bristol
'Performing Migration: Mátyás Seiber's Ulysses'
14.30 Alison Garnham
'Nationalism and Internationalism in the Post-War BBC'
15.00 Panel Discussion with the project team and guests
16.00 End of event
January to June 2022
Exhibition 'Music and Migration' (working title) at Senate House Library, University of London
This exhibition will be curated by Beth Snyder and other members of the research team of the Music, Migration and Mobility Project, in collaboration with Andrea Meyer Ludowisy and Dr. Maria Castrillo at Senate House Library.
February 2022 - dates tbc
Music, Migration and Mobility
International Conference, London
This international conference will be hosted jointly by the Royal College of Music and the German Historical Institute London
Friday November 20, 6pm - YouTube broadcast of our concert can be found here: Mátyás Seiber (1905-1960) - Traveller between Worlds
Wed 29th January 2020, 4.15pm
Belonging and Not Belonging
Sir John Manduell Research Forum Series, Forman Lecture Theatre, Royal Northern College of Music
Research Forum and Performance with Monica Bohm-Duchen, Eva Fox-Gal, Norbert Meyn and
David Fligg, including performances of songs by Peter Gellhorn and Karl Rankl. This event will
focus on how to celebrate the work of artists who came to Britain as refugees from Nazi Europe, based on the experience of the 'Insiders-Outsiders Festival' and the 'Singing a Song in a Foreign Land' project at the Royal College of Music. Free, no tickets required. Click here for more information.