THURSDAY, MAY 18, 2017 at 7 PM
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(tickets available 01/04/2017, beginning at 10 AM)
Christina Bashford, Associate Professor, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
William Brooks, Composer and Musicologist
Gayle Sherwood Magee, Associate Professor, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Laurie Matheson, Vocalist
Justin Vickers, Assistant Professor, Illinois State University
Musicologists Bashford, Brooks and Magee are joined by musicians Matheson and Vickers to explore the contributions of popular songs from the United States, Canada and Britain to the “Allies” of World War I. This is the story of the creation of the “Allied” cultural identity from the distinct contributions of each country.
Presented in association with the American Musicological Society and the Library of Congress exhibition, “World War I: American Artists View the Great War.”
Seating is general admission and patrons with a ticket will be seated on a first-come, first-served basis. Five minutes before the event starts any unclaimed seats will be available for patrons without a ticket. Patrons are encouraged to arrive half an hour before the event, as extra tickets may be available due to returns.