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Booksigning by Tulane music historian Dr. John Baron

Author will sign copies of 'Concert Life in Nineteenth-Century New Orleans' at the Maple Street Book Store

featuring Dr. John Baron

Date: Thursday, January 30, 2014
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Location:
Octavia Books, corner Octavia and Laurel in New Orleans

John Baron's book signing for Concert Life in Nineteenth-Century New Orleans will be at Octavia Books, Thursday, January 30 at 6 p.m. Octavia Books is located at 513 Octavia, New Orleans, LA 70115. 

Until now, no study has offered a thorough history of this exciting and momentous era in American musical performance history. John H. Baron's Concert Life in Nineteenth-Century New Orleans impressively fills that gap. 

During the nineteenth century, New Orleans thrived as the epicenter of classical music in America, outshining New York, Boston, and San Francisco before the Civil War and rivaling them thereafter.  While other cities offered few if any operatic productions, New Orleans gained renown for its glorious opera seasons. Resident composers, performers, publishers, teachers, instrument makers, and dealers fed the public's voracious cultural appetite. Tourists came from across the United States to experience the city's thriving musical scene.

Baron's exhaustively researched work details all aspects of New Orleans's nineteenth-century musical renditions, including the development of orchestras; the surrounding social, political, and economic conditions; and the individuals who collectively made the city a premier destination for world-class musicians. Baron includes a wide-ranging chronological discussion of nearly every documented concert that took place in the Crescent City in the 1800s, establishing Concert Life in Nineteenth-Century New Orleans as an indispensable reference volume. 

Sponsored by: Newcomb Music Department

Admission: Free
Attendance: Open to the public
Open to: Alumni, Faculty, Graduate students, Parents, Prospective undergrads, Staff, Undergraduates, Visitors

For more information contact Kathryn Hobgood via email to khobgood@tulane.edu or by phone at 504-865-5229






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