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Online Symposium: Dec 3, 2020, 10am-4pm - The Legacy of Migrant Musicians from Nazi Europe

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Join us for our first online symposium, in collaboration with the Austrian Cultural Forum. During this event, 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.



Reproduced with permission © Milein Cosman / Royal College of Music


To book your FREE place, please visit the website of our co-host, the Austrian Cultural Forum


Programme Details:


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

Session 1

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

[Short break]

Session 2

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

[Short Break]

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

Session 3

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

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