This weekend, the Southbank’s ‘Rest is Noise’ Festival is devoted to ‘America, 1900-1950’, and OU music lecturers Ben Winters and Catherine Tackley will be contributing to the events. Ben will be talking about the Viennese opera/film composer Erich Korngold, and will be in conversation with Jessica Duchen at 12.30 on Sunday in the Purcell Room.
Catherine will be giving a pre-concert talk on Sunday at 18.15 in the Queen Elizabeth Hall, prior to the BBC Concert Orchestra’s performance. She’ll be talking about the blues and how they influenced the music of William Grant Still and Duke Ellington, and will be joined by musicians from Dune Music and Tomorrow’s Warriors.
More details can be found here.