Thomas Kelly On "First Nights"
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Morton B. Knafel Professor of Music
About the Teacher
Thomas Kelly has been a Professor of Music at Harvard University since 1994 and served as the chair of the Department of Music from 1999 to 2005. Professor Kelly teaches the popular undergraduate course First Nights: Five Performance Premiers, which examines five musical premieres as significant moments of cultural history. His main research interest is in medieval chant, where he has identified and published an important repertory of early chant from southern Italy.Read complete bio
About this Video
Thomas Kelly and his students offer a inside look at one of Harvard's most enduringly popular courses: "First Nights: Five Performance Premieres." For more on "First Nights," be sure to see Professor Kelly's lecture on Stravinsky and "Music for Mike," the final performance from the Fall 2011 iteration of the course--both can be found in the "Kelly Collection" section.