The 15th International Conference "Traditions of Silesian Musical Culture" will take place on March 20-21, 2019 at the Karol Lipiński Academy of Music in Wrocław
The academic year 2018/2019 is special for the Karol Lipiński Academy of Music in Wrocław as it marks the 70th anniversary of the Wrocław-based music school of higher education which was established in 1948. On this occasion the Chair of Music Theory and History of Silesian Musical Culture has prepared the 15th edition of the longest-standing conference held at the Academy of Music in Wrocław that was initiated by Professor Maria Zduniak in 1980. The aim of the project entitled Traditions of Silesian Musical Culture is to cultivate the rich musical culture of Silesia, which is an important part of Europe. We wish to demonstrate distinctive features of this culture that arose from the overlapping of various national, religious and artistic traditions.
This year’s edition of the conference will feature 24 papers presented by eminent scholars from Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, Slovakia, Ukraine and Poland. The subject matter will concern such issues as the identity of Silesian culture, the presence of music at church and secular institutions and at courts, the connections between important music figures and Silesia, and folk and artistic music by Silesian composers.
The conference will be accompanied by a concert of vocal-and-instrumental lyrical music by Wroclaw-based composers and by an exhibition devoted to music theory conferences.
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