Social Justice and Music: Music to Build Bridges in Society

· Jones Auditorium, Ragsdale Center 3001 South Congress Avenue St. Edward's University Austin, TX 78704
· Wednesday, February 20, 2013
· 7-8:30p

It's Free!

Henry Mollicone, associate director of the Ernest Bloch Music festival in Newport, Oregon, and director of its composers’ symposium, will discuss the ways in which music has been able to serve social justice causes in modern times. We will be looking at examples of how powerful music, from both popular and classical traditions have promoted just causes in many different areas. Mollicone is a Woodrow Wilson Scholar, opera composer and conductor. His The Face on Barroom Floor, a recipient of the American Composers’ Recording Award, is one of America’s most-performed contemporary operas and has also been produced in several European countries.