Famous music writer to visit U

By By Paige Fieldsted

By Paige Fieldsted

Joseph Horowitz, a prominent American music writer, will be at the U next week for the annual Gardner Lecture Series.

Horowitz–an artistic consultant, teacher and author–has written seven books that offer a detailed history and analysis of American symphonic culture.

Horowitz also regularly contributes to The New York Times’ Arts and Leisure Section and to The Times Literary Supplement (UK).

“Our purpose (for holding the Gardner Lecture) is to bring world-renowned artists and humanists to the campus and community to share their insights about their craft, discuss their research and raise dialogue about national and international events,” said Robert Goldberg, director of the Tanner Humanities Center.

The lecture series was established in honor of former University of Utah President David P. Gardner, (1973-1983). Each year, the series features a lecturer chosen from the fields of humanities or the fine arts.

There are three separate events held in conjunction with the lecture series. On Feb. 6 from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., “The Interface between American History and American Music” will be held in the Dumke Recital Hall in David Gardner Hall on Presidents’ Circle.

On Feb. 7 from 10 a.m. to noon, “Piano and the 21st Century” will be held in the same place.

The Gardner Lecture itself, “Race, National Identity and the Search for New World Sounds–How Music History Informs Our Understanding of the American Experience,” will be held from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Libby Gardner Concert Hall in David Gardner Hall.

All three events will feature Joseph Horowitz on the piano, and will include additional recorded music to underscore and amplify the context for his remarks.

David Dynak, associate dean of the College of Fine Arts, said, “Mr. Horowitz is a gifted writer, producer and artistic force in American classical music. I think students will be deeply engaged by his presentations.”