9/20 - 2012 HBS Symposium in New York
Schedule, Program, and Abstracts for the Symposium (updated 4/3/12)
You may remember the Symposium that the Historic Brass Society presented at Amherst College in 1995. It was the largest and most important gathering of early brass performers, scholars, collectors, and enthusiasts ever assembled. This coming summer, on July 12-15, 2012, in New York City, the HBS will present the 2nd International Historic Brass Symposium: Repertoire, Performance, and Culture. This event looks to be as great as, and possibly surpass, the 1995 symposium in size and scope. You will see the names of the most distinguished personalities in the brass field in the list of participants below.
The Symposium will take place at the New School Jazz and Contemporary Music Program on 55 West 13th street in Manhattan’s Greenwich Village section (Thursday, Saturday, Sunday), a full day (Friday) at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (82nd Street and Fifth Avenue) and a Friday evening concert and social event will take place at the Church of Saint Luke in the Fields, a few blocks from the Museum.
Participants in the upcoming HBS Symposium in New York (July 12-15, 2012) who wish to stay in the New School dorms must print, fill out and mail to the New School a PDF application together with full payment. There are a limited number of dorm rooms available so it is advised to secure your space ASAP.
The Symposium will consist of formal concerts, lectures on a wide range of topics from Antiquity through to the jazz age, round-table discussion sessions, interview sessions, informal playing sessions for all instruments, and a social event. Brass instrument makers will have displays of their instruments. An auction is planned. A special panel is planed to discuss the state of the brass community including performance practice, pedagogy, and scholarship. The Symposium will offer a rare chance to meet and interact with like-minded brass musicians.
Symposium Program Committee
Stewart Carter, Trevor Herbert, Jeff Nussbaum, Keith Polk
To register, please use the Symposium Registration Form (linked here). Please print the Registration Form and mail with Payment to: HBS 148 West 23rd Street #5F New York, NY 10011 USA. In addition to payment by check, the HBS, can accept payment through PayPal. www.paypal.com If you plan on staying in the New School dorm, you must send an additional form and seperate payment to them directly.