Image: martin honisch, flood, oil on canvas, 2021.
On October 20th, past students of Robert L. Kendrick—the Robert O. Anderson Distinguished Service Professor in the Departments of Music and Romance Languages and Literatures, and the College—will honor him in a symposium. In this day-long event, presenters will reflect on how Professor Kendrick's attention to local knowledge continues to shape their own work on music and sound.
The symposium will begin at 9:30 AM and conclude around 7:00 PM, with food and refreshments provided to all who attend. The event will be held at Fulton Recital Hall, on the 4th floor of Goodspeed Hall (1010 E. 59th St.).
Presentations will be given by Andrew Cashner, Drew Edward Davies, Barbara Dietlinger, Erika Supria Honisch, Mary Paquette-Abt, Ana Sánchez-Rojo, and Maria Josefa Velasco. The day with conclude with a Round Table facilitated by Craig A. Monson, Paul Tietjens Professor Emeritus of Music, and Jessie Ann Owens, Distinguished Professor of Music Emeritus.
View the full schedule below:
10:00am Welcome and Introductions
10:30am Session I: Mediating the Local
1:00pm Thoughts and Thanks
1:30pm Session II: Ethnohistories
2:30pm Coffee Break
3:00pm Session III: The Diversity of Memory
4:00pm Coffee Break
4:15pm Round Table
5:15pm Aperitifs and Dinner
About Robert L. Kendrick
Robert L. Kendrick works in early modern music and culture, with additional interests in Latin America, historical anthropology, traditional Mediterranean polyphony, laments, and the visual arts. His most recent book is *Fruits of the Cross: Passiontide Music Theater in Habsburg Vienna (U of California P, 2018). Earlier this year he received a 2023 Llewellyn John and Harriet Manchester Quantrell Award, believed to be the nation’s oldest prize for undergraduate teaching.
This event is generously sponsored by the following entities, all within the University of Chicago: the Department of Music, the Franke Institute for the Humanities, the Division of the Humanities, and research funds shared by Anne Walters Robertson.