Thomas Kelly On Stravinsky

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Thomas Kelly On Stravinsky
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Thomas Forrest Kelly
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. 

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About this Video


In this video we cut back and forth between Thomas Kelly's lecture at a February, 2012 Symposium held by HILT (the Harvard Initiative for Learning and Teaching) and footage from the Fall, 2011 iteration of "First Nights" in Harvard's historic Sanders Theatre, in which Professor Kelly teaches his students about one of the most famous and provocative "First Nights" ever - the first performance of Stravinsky's Rite of Spring in 1913.

21 March 2012
Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning, Music Building, Sanders Theater
Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning
FAS Media & Technology Services, Marlon Kuzmick, Camilla Finlay, Shelley Westover, Diane Andronica, Shanji LI GSD '14, Anthony Liu AB'14
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