Piano Professor Robin McCabe produces this quarterly series highlighting music inspired by great works of literature, performed by top UW music students and special guests. Each performance includes a pre-concert lecture. In this program, UW English Professor Leroy Searle delivers the pre-concert lecture: "Listening with Your Eyes Open."
Lecture: 4 pm
Concert: 4:30 pm
Lecture: "Listening With Your Eyes Open
In his pre-concert lecture: “Listening with your Eyes Open,” Prof. Leroy Searle will explore some of the ways in which music can—and he argued, should always—be a fundamental feature of undergraduate education. The central point is not limited to teaching people to make music, nor to appreciate it, but to understand it as an indispensable element in human thinking and creativity, drawing, among other things, on work in comparative arts, particularly poetry and music, and philosophical explorations of innovation.
Lori Laitman: Four Dickinson Songs
Yoojeong Cho, soprano
Sibelius: The Swan of Tuonela
Logan Esterling, English horn
Schumann: From Fantasy Pieces, Op. 12
Andrew Chen, piano
Ravel: “Mother Goose Suite,” piano, four hands
Irene Chen, Kay Yeh, piano
Nikita Koshkin: Usher Waltz
Connor Ritchie, guitar
Franz Liszt: Sposalizio
Steven Damouni, piano
Professor Leroy Searle
Leroy Searle is Professor of English and Comparative Literature, having taught at Washington since 1977. He completed his graduate at the University of Iowa, beginning in The Iowa Writers Workshop, with fellowship support in Comparative Literature and English. He then taught at the University of Rochester and the Visual Studies Workshop, affiliated with SUNY Buffalo. In addition to extensive teaching and writing in literary theory and criticism, he has taught courses in music and poetry, comparative history of ideas, and the philosophy and history of science. He has also served as the founding director of the Humanities and Arts Computing Center (at the beginning of a line of development that led to Cartah and DX-Arts), as well as the director of the Simpson Center for the Humanities from 1992 to 1996.