Social historian Tanya Kevorkian will give free pre-concert talks before Art of the Prophets about the reemergence of music and celebration in Germany after the Thirty Years War. Each talk begins one hour prior to the concert.
The pieces on this program show how very soon after the end of the 30 Years War, people returned to celebrating.
Tanya Kevorkian is an associate professor of history at Millersville University. She has written and lectured extensively on the social history of Baroque music. She has spoken at the Eastman School of Music, the Milwaukee Bach Festival, and the Montreal Bach Festival; in Belfast, Leeds, Manchester, and Warsaw; in Houston, Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., and elsewhere. She received her Ph.D. in history from Johns Hopkins University, and has an undergraduate degree in history and music from Mount Holyoke College. Her first book, Baroque Piety: Religion, Society, and Music in Leipzig, 1650-1750 (Ashgate, 2007), received the American Bach Society’s 2008 William H. Scheide Prize. Currently she is at work on her second book, The Musical Experience in German Towns during the Baroque Era.