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Celebrating the work of the late Irna Priore Nov. 23

Photo of Irna PrioreA symposium and concert in honor of Irna Priore will be held Nov. 23, 2014. The event is titled “Celebrating the Work of Irna Priore.” Full information is at http://irnapriore.weebly.com/.

Priore had been a tenured associate professor of Music Theory at UNCG since 2011. She died of cancer in May.

The concert will alternate post-1945 avant-garde concert music with Brazilian popular music to reflect Irna’s two expertises in music theory. The event is free and open to the public, but people who wish to attend the symposium should RSVP at http://irnapriore.weebly.com/rsvp.html.

The symposium will culminate in a keynote presentation (via video call) by Christoph Neidhöfer of McGill University. Neidhöfer will speak on the significance of Irna Priore’s theoretical work and reading from her as-yet-unpublished paper “Berio’s ‘Constellations’ and Diverse Serial Practices Post World War II.”

Priore was a staunch advocate of ethnic and gender diversity in the profession of music theory, and organizers encourage anyone — whether or not they attend the event — to contribute to the special scholarship fund in her honor, which will assist UNCG students in music theory. Visit http://irnapriore.weebly.com/contribute.html.