fifth Bethlehem Conference on Moravian Music will be held
Thursday through Saturday, October 17-19, in Peter Hall, and
will bring Moravian music scholars from the European home
of the denomination as well as its American centers.
This year’s gathering is
co-chaired by Paul Larson, professor emeritus of music, and
Albert H. Frank ’67, ’71, director of the Moravian
Music Foundation and Moravian Archives (north) in Bethlehem,
and coordinated by Hilde Binford, visiting assistant professor
The 2002 conference is a retrospective
of research on Moravian music from past conferences and a
glimpse of continuing scholarship on composers, works, styles,
The first Moravian music conference,
on David Tannenberg and Moravian organs and organ-builders,
was organized in 1995 by the Moravian Historical Society and
Historic Bethlehem Partnership. The Music Department held
the conference the following year, continuing it as a biennial
event and broadening it to deal with Moravian music outside
Bethlehem. Carol Traupman-Carr ’86 and Larson co-chaired
the 1996, 1998, and 2000 meetings.
Thursday night’s concert
will feature music from the Moravian Archives, performed by
College musical embles conducted by Paula Ring Zerkle, director
of choral activities, and James Barnes, director of instrumental
activities. Zerkle also will lead a reading session of Moravian
music at 11:00 a.m. Saturday.
Larson will read from the Bethlehem
diaries of Moravian colonists at Friday’s concert by
the Lehigh Valley chamber ensemble Satori, whose members include
John Arnold and Nora Suggs, artist-lecturers in music. The
program is drawn from the Moravian lovefeast tradition.
Saturday’s concert of music
exchanged between Moravian centers in Europe and Moravian
colonies in America will be performed by the Whitefield Trio,
organized in 1998 to explore music in Moravian archives around
the world and named for the Colonial-era preacher whose home
is preserved by the Moravian Historical Socety in Nazareth.
Its musicians are members of Ensemble Soleil, a French baroque
chamber group based in Boston.
Speakers include Nola Reed Knouse,
and C. Daniel Crews ’70, director and assistant director
of the southern branch of the Moravian Music Foundation in
Laurence Libin, former curator,
now research associate of the musical instrument collection
at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, will speak on “Fr.
Frueauff’s clavecin royale,” a keyboard owned
by one of the founding brethren of the Moravian community.
Libin arranged for the loan of the 1795 chamber organ by Samuel
Green that resides in Peter Hall and has been a featured speaker
at other Moravian music events.
Two speakers are guests from
the Moravian Archives in Herrnhut, Germany: Peter Peucker,
who will describe the music collections in Herrnhut, and Ben
van den Bosch, who will discuss brass music used in Moravian
Other topics include Moravian
composers Christian David Jaeschke and Carl Abraham Mankell,
and the musical instrument trade between Europe and the Moravian
is $100 for members of collaborating organizations, including
Moravian College, and $110 for others. Two-day registration
is $70 for members, $90 for non-members, and one-day registration
$45 for members, $55 for non-members. The conference banquet
on Saturday is $30. Tickets to the concerts are $5 Thursday,
$10 Friday, and $15 Saturday. The lovefeast on Saturday is
free but reservations are required because seating is limited.
All concerts are free to the Moravian College community.
For a brochure, registration,
banquet reservations, concert tickets, and all other information:
610 861-1650, fax 610 861-1657 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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