John McCormack Weekend at Boston College
At a symposium held in conjunction with the Burns Library’s exhibition “John McCormack, Tenor: Celebrating 125 Years,” Mick Moloney and Hankus Netsky discuss the popular music scene in America at the turn of the 20th century—which McCormack entered when he first came to the United States in 1904 to perform at the St. Louis World's Fair. Moloney is an Irish musician and scholar who is Global Distinguished Professor of Music and the Irish Studies at New York University. Hankus Netsky is founder and director of the Klezmer Conservatory Band. He is an instructor in jazz and contemporary improvisation at the New England Conservatory of Music.
Date: November 14, 2009
Location: Gasson 100