Humanities Institute
Humanities Institute

Joseph Horowitz, Free (Thinking) Lunch

Fri, March 21, 2014

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Free (Thinking) Lunch with music critic Joseph Horowitz, by invitation.

in conjuction with his March University of Texas residency, the Humanities Institute will host Mr. Horowitz as guest of honor at one of its Free (Thinking) Lunch meetings. He will focus his talk on the National Endowment for the Humanities program, "Music Unwound."

Mr. Horowitz is a scholar, music critic, and concert producer. His distinguished career includes four years as a music critic at the New York Times (1976-1980); five years at the Brooklyn Philharmonic Orchestra, first as Artistic Director, and later as Executive Director (1992-1997); and a over a decade as a free-lance producer of innovative inter-disciplinary musical festivals. In 2002, he co-created Post-Classical Ensemble, "an experimental musical laboratory" for which he currently serves as Executive Director. He has taught at the Eastman School of Music and the New England Conservatory of Music, among other institutions. A prolific writer, Mr. Horowitz is the author of several books, the most recent of which are Moral Fire: Musical Portraits from America's Fin-de-Siecle (University of California Press, 2012) and "On My Way:" The Untold Story of Rouben Mamoulian, George Gershwin, and Porgy and Bess (W.W. Norton & Company, Inc., 2013).

Sponsored by the Hoffman Lectureship in Liberal Arts and Fine Arts.

Find Mr. Horowitz's website here.

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