Music Theory Midwest
2002 Thirteenth Annual Conference
University of Minnesota
May 17-18, 2002 - Minneapolis, MN
It is a pleasure to invite you to this year's meeting, to be held on the splendid campus of the University of Minnesota, overlooking the Mississipi River. The program committee, chaired by Eleanor Trawick, has selected a wide-ranging program from among a strong group of submissions. Topics include the expressive interpretation of late Romantic music, post-tonal musical languages, the analysis of improvisation, metatheory, drama and narrative, film music, music and environmental spaces, temporality and metrical dissonance, performance issues, motivic processes, and Schenkerian theory. Especially intriguing are the ways in which several papers combine two or more of these topics-a healthy integration of approaches that is as often intradisciplinary as interdisciplinary. The keynote address by Alexandra Pierce models this integration; she will share her career-long investigation into movement research as it has shaped her teaching of embodied analysis and meaningful performance.
Please make your reservations early. Our local arrangements chair, Michael Cherlin CHERL001@tc.umn.edu, has arranged a gracious reception and banquet, and you may also wish sample the rich cultural offerings in the Twin Cities in mid-May. As this year's president, I look forward to welcoming each of you, meeting those of you I don't already know, and hearing your ideas for future activities of the society.-Robert Hatten, MTMW President
Saturday Evening Banquet:
Our conference will close with the traditional Saturday evening banquet. A buffet style dinner, entree choices will feature Eggplant Parmesan (without meat), Roast Beef Bourguignonne, and Grilled Chicken Breast garnished with raspberry sauce, all with a variety of side dishes and beverages. The cost of the dinner will be $20.
* Minnesota Orchestra: Orchestra Hall, Minneapolis; May 17 and 18 at 8pm: Giancarlo Guerrero, cond., Horacio Gutierrez, piano: Brahms Piano Concerto No. 1, Profokiev Symphony, No. 5. To purchase tickets use the website: Minnesota Orchestra
* Minnesota Opera: Ordway Center for the Performing Arts, St. Paul: May 16, 18 at 7:30pm: Don Carlos, Giuseppi Verdi (sung in French). To purchase tickets use the website: Minnestoa Opera
* The Guthrie Theater, May 17,18,19 at 7:30 pm: Arthur Miller's All My Sons. To purchase tickets use the website: Guthrie Theater
* Theatre de la Jeune Lune (Minneapolis' most celebrated experimental theater), May 17, 18, 19 at 8pm: The Nuns by Eduardo Manet. To purchase tickets use the website: Theatre de la Jeune Lune
* Minneapolis Institute of Arts: A world class museum with a wide range of holdings, definately worth a visit. Their website is
* The Walker Art Center in Minneapolis is devoted to contemporary art. Their website is Minneapolis Institute of Arts
* Nicollet Mall in downtown Minneapolis has lots of stores and restaurants where you can spend as much money as you want. For the adventurous with a car, there is always the Mall of America (about 15-20 minute drive from downtown) where you can see multiple versions of your favorite mall stores. We'll also have a list of restaurants, etc. available in the registration packet.
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