Virtual Coffee@Ten - Classical Music and Climate Change with Amanda Sewell

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Classical Music and Climate Change

Join Classical IPR's music director Amanda Sewell for a look at how composers and classical musicians in the 21st century are addressing issues related to climate change. From pianist and composer Ludovico Einaudi's performance of his "Elegy for the Arctic" on a melting glacier in Norway to initiatives such as the German Orchestra of Change promoting sustainable reforestation techniques in Madagascar, we'll consider several recent projects at the intersection of climate change and classical music.

Amanda Sewell, Music Director of Interlochen Public Radio, is a musicologist who received her Ph.D. from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. She became involved with Interlochen in 2015, writing program notes for concerts. She volunteered at IPR, helping with the music library, and was later hired to host music live on air. Her research about music has appeared in textbooks, academic journals, and music encyclopedias. She is the author of Wendy Carlos: A Biography (Oxford University Press). Amanda lives in Traverse City with her husband, son, and two dogs.

This event is FREE and requires advance zoom registration.  To register click here.

This program was made possible by funding from a Michigan Humanities Organization Pandemic Emergency Grant (Michigan H.O.P.E. Grant).  Funding for these grants has been provided by Michigan Humanities and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act economic stabilization plan.


Amanda Sewell

Guest Speaker, Music Director at Interlochen Public Radio