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Music in Society Lecture Series to Begin January 24 at Trent University


Timothy McGee Delivers Free Public Lectures as part of Ashley Fellowship

Monday, January 23, 2006, Peterborough

Timothy McGee, Trent's Ashley Fellow for 2005-2006, will deliver the first of three exciting lectures encompassing the theme of Music in Society on January 24 at the Lady Eaton College Dining Hall at 8 p.m.

A professor for 30 years at the University of Toronto, Professor McGee has long been Canada's leading specialist in the music of the Middle Ages and Renaissance, and a noted authority on the music of Canada. He is also author or editor of over ten books and innumerable articles on a wide range of subjects relating to early music, which are now regarded as standard works of reference for early music scholars and performers throughout the world. Most recently, Professor McGee received the Howard Mayer Brown Award for Lifetime Achievement given by Early Music America.

As one of the two Ashley Fellows for the 2005/2006 academic year, Professor McGee has been a visiting scholar at Trent's Lady Eaton College since the fall of 2005.

The Music in Society Lecture Series begins Tuesday, January 24 when Professor McGee explores the topic, What Beethoven Heard: Music as Social Commentary. For this lecture, Professor McGee will be assisted by the Elis String Quartet from the University of Toronto.

The Series continues on Tuesday, January 31 with the topic, The Romance of Medieval Music. The Hurly Burly Medieval Ensemble of Peterborough will be on hand to lend their assistance to the lecture.

On Tuesday, February 7 the series concludes with The Music of Upper and Lower Canada. Professor McGee will be joined by the Upper Canada Singers, directed by Giles Bryant, for this final lecture.

All lectures are open to the public and will take place at 8 p.m. in the Lady Eaton College Dining Hall. Admission is free.


For more information, contact:
Arndt Kruger, Principal - Lady Eaton College, 748-1011 x1502







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