Symposium | Black Music: Its Circulation and Impact in Eighteenth-Century London

Event time: 
Friday, April 26, 2019 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
Description: 

Join us for this daylong symposium, which follows the musical performance Black Music in Eighteenth-Century London at the Center on Thursday, April 25.

The concert and symposium, which include prominent musical experts, have arisen from research carried out for the exhibition Enlightened Princesses: Caroline, Augusta, Charlotte, and the Shaping of the Modern World, which was held at the Yale Center for British Art between February and April of 2017, and then at Kensington Palace in London. The ambition of this program is to explore the complex, long-standing relationship between African and Western musical traditions, especially within London metropolitan society, and to recognize the brilliance of black composers and performers who, against great odds, contributed to the musical culture of the age.

This program is hosted by the Yale Center for British Art and co-organized with Historic Royal Palaces, Handel & Hendrix in London, and the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, with generous support from Laura and James Duncan, Yale BA 1975.

Venue: 
Lecture Hall
Space is limited
Admission: 
Free
Open to: 
General Public
Related exhibition: 
Enlightened Princesses: Caroline, Augusta, Charlotte, and the Shaping of the Modern World