Hearing the Music Academy of the West: Recording a Community Through the Decades

Event Date: 

Wednesday, May 31, 2017 - 3:30pm

Event Date Details: 

Event Location: 

  • Special Research Collection
  • Davidson Library

Event Price: 

Admission is free.

Event Contact: 

Adriane Hill
Marketing and Communications Manager
UC Santa Barbara Department of Music
(805) 893-3230

Professor Derek Katz. Photo by Eric Isaacs.
In honor of the Music Academy of the West’s 70th Anniversary, the UC Santa Barbara Library has digitized 400 early and fragile concert recordings from the famous conservatory, including special performances by Marilyn Horne, Jerome Lowenthal, and Lotte Lehmann. UCSB Professor of Musicology Derek Katz will speak about the partnership between the Music Academy and the UCSB Library to preserve and promote the Academy’s archive, and play selections from the digitized collection. Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at 3:30 p.m. in Special Research Collections, Davidson Library. Admission is free. Co-sponsored by the UCSB Library, the Music Academy of the West, and the Interdisciplinary Humanities Center.