"Pond Life: Crosscurrents over the Atlantic" May 24-26, 2021

UPDATED 2/15/2021:

The Historic Brass Society will host a Virtual Symposium entitled "Pond Life: Crosscurrents over the Atlantic" on May 24-26, 2021. The focus will be on the exchange and cross-pollination of ideas between Britain, Europe and the Americas, with topics including the development of the brass quintet; British Jazz and American influences; instrument designs and manufacturing; repertoire, composers, performers and publications; 19th-century performance practices. Scheduled events include a panel discussion on The Development of the Brass Quintet and Brass Chamber Music moderated by John Miller with Allan Dean, Ray Mase, John Wallace, Simon Hogg and others; a talk on The History and Development of British Dance Bands by Dr. James Nott (University of St. Andrews) with a livestreamed concert by the Fife Youth Jazz Orchestra led by Richard Michael (jazz educator); Highlights of the Webb Collection and Brass Archives of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland with Arnold Myers, and a livestreamed concert by The Wallace Collection of original 19th-century small brass ensemble music played on period instruments from the RCS collections.

NEW: Registration will be free, although required for presenters or participants; details will be provided in March.

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Be a part of this symposium!  Read the Call for Presentations!
Click here to view the Call for Presentations (due February 19, 2021) (UPDATED 2/15/2021)