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Bach Festival Society Concert on 'Nationalism in Music' to Include Lecture to Discuss Current Events, 4/27

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Bach Festival Society Concert on 'Nationalism in Music' to Include Lecture to Discuss Current Events, 4/27

Winter Park, FL -- The Bach Festival Society of Winter Park is pleased to present a talk by Dr. Mayhill Fowler on Sunday, April 27, 2014, at 1:00pm in the Bush Auditorium on the Rollins College campus. The event is free and open to the public.

Dr. Fowler specializes in the cultural history of Russia, Ukraine, and Eastern Europe and will give historical context to the recent events in Russia and Crimea. The programming of the Bach Festival Society's upcoming concerts creates the perfect setting for discussing the diverse cultural fabric and long transitional history of Russia and the Eastern European region.

Supported by the broader musical concept of nationalism and the desire of all people to triumph over oppression, the featured works will include Sergei Prokofiev's Alexander Nevsky Suite, Ukrainian composer Valeri Kikta's Frescoes of the St. Sophia Cathedral of Kiev, Finnish composer Jean Sibelius' Luonnotar, Randall Thompson's "Alleluia," and Aaron Copland's Canticle of Freedom and Fanfare for the Common Man.

About the Speaker

Dr. Mayhill Fowler

Assistant Professor of History, Stetson University

Mayhill Fowler, Ph.D. (Princeton University) teaches and researches the cultural history of Russia, Ukraine, and Eastern Europe. She focuses in particular on how different kinds of state systems shape creativity and how diversity leads to innovation. Transnational history, urban studies, and the social history of the arts are among her interests. Fowler has presented at many conferences, from North America to Ukraine to Russia, has several publications in edited volumes and journals, and is writing a book, Beau Monde: State and Stage at Empire's Edge, Russia and Soviet Ukraine 1916-1941, which explains the creation of the Soviet cultural periphery. Her next project focuses on frontline entertainment during World War II and the creation of the global entertainment industry. She translates from various Slavic languages and occasionally writes for New Eastern Europe. She has taught at Princeton University, the Ukrainian Catholic University, and the University of Toronto, as well as at a summer school of Jewish history in Lviv, Ukraine. Before coming to Stetson University, Fowler held postdoctoral fellowships at Harvard University and the University of Toronto. Fowler is also a former professional actress.

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