March 25-27, 2018

One‐hundred years after his death on March 25, 1918, Debussyʹs musical works remain especially significant and influential. The Debussy Centenary Symposium features curated concerts, lectures, and workshops by Bucknell’s faculty, students, and an impressive array of guest artists, that provide unique perspective on the life and music of French composer Claude Debussy. We invite you to listen, learn, and discover as we explore this musical giant and his legacy!


Sunday, March 25, 2018

  • 1 p.m. (Weis Center) Pre-Concert Talk
  • 2 p.m. (Weis Center) Concert I: Debussy Encounters Gamelan

Monday, March 26, 2018

  • noon (Bertrand Library, Traditional Reading Room - BERT 213) Lectures and lunch
  • 4 p.m. (Rooke Recital Hall) Masterclass with the Parker Quartet
  • 7:30 p.m. (Rooke Recital Hall) Concert II: Debussy the Virtuoso
  • 8:30 p.m. (Rooke Recital Hall) Post-Concert Discussion

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

  • noon (Bucknell Hall) Cross-Disciplinary Workshop: Poetry in Debussy Songs
  • 6:45 p.m. (Rooke Recital Hall) Pre-Concert Talk
  • 7:30 p.m. (Rooke Recital Hall) Concert III: Debussy in Chamber Music
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Parker Quartet


Monday, March 26, noon - 1:30 p.m.
Bertrand Library Traditional Reading Room (BERT 213)
Lunch will be provided.

  • Dr. Tim Cochran, "Adapting Debussy in Ballet, Film, and Media"
  • Dr. Nancy Rao, "Debussy's Sonic Space and Contemporary Chinese Music"
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Symposium Sponsors

  • Kushell Music Endowment
  • Office of the Provost
  • University Lectureship Committee
  • Gallery Series
  • Dearstyne Endowment
  • Department of Music
  • Department of Art & Art History
  • French & Francophone Studies Program
  • The Weis Center for the Performing Arts
  • Professor Emeritus Jackson Hill

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