Over Here and Over There: The Music of World War I

27-28 February 2015
University of York

Join us for two days of events on a timely topic – more details to follow soon…

27 February 2015

  • 5:30 pm: Keynote lecture by Dr Rachel Cowgill. Bowland Auditorium, Humanities Research Centre. FREE!
  • 9:30 pm: The Soldier’s Tale. A fully staged performance of Stravinsky’s classic 1918 composition, conducted by John Stringer and directed by Tom Jones. Sir Jack Lyons Concert Hall.

28 February 2015

  • 10:30 am: Papers and poster sessions by students participating in the undergraduate project "The Music of World War I."
    Rymer Auditorium and foyer. FREE!
  • 1:00 pm: The War Years. A lunchtime concert of songs and chamber music from during or about the Great War, performed by students participating in the undergraduate project "The Music of World War I." Sir Jack Lyons Concert Hall.
  • 3:00 pm: Papers and panel from international visitors: Dr Gayle Magee, Dr Christina Bashford, Dr Deniz Ertan.
    Rymer Auditorium. FREE!
  • 7:30 pm: After the Lusitania. Concert by the University of York Chamber Orchestra (John Stringer, conductor), guest artist Alex Wilson, and others. Repertoire includes orchestral works by Charles Ives and Frank Bridge written in response to the sinking of the Lusitania (May 7, 1915); the first York performance of a drawing down of blinds (2014), by James Whittle, written in memory of the Great War; and selected World War I songs from Britain and America. Sir Jack Lyons Concert Hall