Lunchtime Discussion with Quatuor Diotima: The Illusion of Folklore

Members of string quartet Quatuor Diotima

February 24, 2022 | 12:30PM
International House

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The University's Ensemble-in-Residence, Quatuor Diotima, participates in a lunchtime discussion, including a small performance by the acclaimed string quartet. The presentation, titled "The Illusion of Folklore," explores why Janacek, Bartok and Ligeti (also Britten and Stravinsky) did not limit themselves to an arrangement of popular culture, either their own or those of others. The question of the right of the composer to create new material from all cultures in his or her own language is also discussed, along with a nod to the polemics around Robert Lepage and his production of “Kanata” with Ariane Mnouchkine.

Free admission. Must RSVP. 

This event is part of the International House Global Voices Performing Arts & Lecture Series. 


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