October 22 - November 14, 2013
As part of Benjamin Britten at 100: An American Centenary Symposium (October 24–27), Britten: Practitioner, Modernist, Inspiration presents selected ephemera, autograph scores, and historical photographs detailing the life of the preeminent English composer, Benjamin Britten. In conjunction with the symposium, University Galleries will host two noontime recitals echoing the concert-in-museum series begun in 1941 by famed pianist Dame Myra Hess. During World War II, London's concert halls were closed due to blackout restrictions and air raids by the German Luftwaffe—more than 1,700 concerts were held instead at London's National Gallery in an effort to bolster morale.
For further information, including a complete schedule for Benjamin Britten at 100: An American Centenary Symposium, visit the School of Music.