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Biennial Meetings & Symposia

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.

Our Next Meeting

Seventh Biennial Meeting of the MSA: Mozart and Modernity
University of Western Ontario. 20-22 October 2017

The Mozart Society of America's seventh biennial conference, "Mozart and Modernity," will take place from Friday to Sunday, 20-22 October 2017 at the University of Western Ontario. The conference aims to address questions about the place of Mozart's music in the modern world, whether as expressed in performance or in scholarship. Above all, it considers how an appreciation of Mozart's music, which relies so heavily on the authority of beauty and the availability of convention, can be sustained in a modern critical climate where beauty and convention have lost some of their cultural command.

In addition to the slate of free papers, the conference will offer several special events. On the eve of the conference itself (Thursday 19 October), Robert B. Pippin, of the University of Chicago, will speak on Hitchcock and modernism. The conference's last session will be a round-table convened on Wye Allanbrook's The Secular Commedia: Comic Mimesis in Late Eighteenth-Century Music. Finally, we are fortunate to have two performances. One, by UWO's resident piano quartet, Ensemble Made in Canada, will offer a program pairing Mozart's G-minor Piano Quartet with Jean Lesage's 2006 piano trio, "Le projet Mozart," and Arvo Pärt's "Mozart Adagio" (2010). The other is an evening on Macbeth and Don Juan on the Enlightened Stage. Students from UWO's Theatre Studies Program will present scenes not only from Shakespeare's Macbeth, but also from Gottlieb Stephanie's Macbeth (1772), originally written as a substitute Don Juan play, and Anton Cremeri's Steinerner Gast (1788). Discussion will follow the performances.

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Past Conferences

Sessions at the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies

Panel Sessions at Mostly Mozart Festival

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