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Dean's Lecture, September 5: “Dies Irae Chant from the Middle Ages to the Present”
WHO: Dr. Karl Hinterbichler, Professor of Music at the University of New Mexico
WHAT: Fall 2008 Dean’s Lecture and Concert Series, St. John’s College
TITLE: “Dies Irae Chant from the Middle Ages to the Present”
WHERE: Great Hall, Peterson Student Center, St. John’s College
WHEN: Friday, September 5, 8 p.m.
DETAILS: This lecture is free of charge, open to the public, and followed by a question and answer period.
CONTACT: 984-6000 (St. John’s College Switchboard)
This oral and visual presentation will explore the melody of this chant and its continued significance in western culture through the ages. Dr. Hinterbichler will present musical examples from the works of Berlioz, Liszt, Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov, Ysaye, Respighi, Shostakovich, Crumb and others.
Dr. Karl Hinterbichler is a Professor of Music at the University of New Mexico, where he teaches undergraduate and graduate music history, applied music and chamber music. As an instrumentalist he has performed on tenor trombone, bass trombone, tenor tuba and bass trumpet with numerous professional organizations. He currently performs as Principal Trombone with Opera Southwest and with the New Mexico Brass Quintet. Active as a writer, lecturer and arranger, Dr. Hinterbichler has had numerous arrangements, articles and editions published in the U.S., Canada and Europe. He has served on the faculty for a National Endowment for the Humanities Seminar on Russian culture and the opera Eugene Onegin by Tchaikovsky.