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Faculty Lecture, Recital to Analyze Work of Composer Oliver Messiaen, Apr. 5

As part of the Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences Faculty Lecture Series, Jennifer Donelson, D.M.A., assistant professor in the college, will present a lecture and recital titled “The Power of Hope: Messiaen’s Understanding of Truth, History, and the Incarnation.”

Thursday, Apr. 5
Noon–1:00 p.m.
Performing and Visual Arts Wing | Room 309 | Don Taft University Center

The genesis and premiere of Oliver Messiaen’s Vingt Regards sur l’Enfant-Jésus chronologically framed the economic and political turmoil of the liberation of Paris, yet remained seemingly aloof from the city’s surrounding chaos. This presentation will argue that programmatic connections drawn between Messiaen’s war-time works and the specific historical events of the 1940s do not effectively encapsulate the value of his works in conveying hope to his contemporaries. Instead, the powerful sense of hope in Messiaen’s works lies in an epistemological approach that points to universal truths by eschewing all particular historical events, except the Incarnation of Christ.

The Faculty Lecture Series draws from the knowledge and expertise of more than 120 full-time faculty members within the Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences. The series explores the faculty’s diverse areas of interest in the arts, humanities, social sciences, physical sciences, and biological sciences. These talks are free and open to the public. For more information, contact Jim Doan, Ph.D., at (954) 262-8207.