Functions of Music in Times of Plague: A Lecture and Concert

Please join us on Tuesday, Oct. 19 in Max Noah Recital Hall .

Functions of Music in Times of Plague: A Lecture and Concert

Tuesday, Oct. 19 Dr. Remi Chiu, a guest lecturer from Loyola University, Maryland, will present “Functions of Music in Times of Plague: A Lecture and Concert” at 7:30 p.m. in Max Noah Recital Hall. Georgia College faculty members Dana Gorzelany-Mostak, Jennifer Flory and Jennifer Piazza-Pick will join Georgia College alumni Will Humphrey,  Cannon McClain and Jeremy Williams to perform a concert as part of this talk. Renaissance music by William Haute, Jean Mouton, and Paolo Caracciolo will be featured. Dr. Chiu, associate professor of music at Loyola University will explore the role of music in societies hit by plagues and frequent epidemic outbreaks. From improving health and facilitating rituals to strengthening the economy––past music provided aesthetic pleasure in times of crisis. It continues to shed light on how we rely on music today, as we navigate the dangers and difficulties of COVID-19.  Chiu is a musicologist specializing in Renaissance music and the history of medicine. He’s also author of “Plague and Music in the Renaissance.” A $10 donation is encouraged. All proceeds benefit music scholarships or the GC Department of Music through GCSU Foundation, Inc. For more information, please email music@gcsu.edu or call 478-445-8289.

Updated: 2021-10-12
Kate Phillips
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