4:00 PM PhST Friday, November 16th | Philomathean Hall, 4th Floor College Hall (Please enter by the East Entrance, across from Fisher Fine Arts Library)
Join the members of the Philomathean Society as we welcome Jeffrey Kallberg to our weekly tea. As Associate Dean for Arts and Letters, Dr. Jeffrey Kallberg oversees the School’s academic programs in the humanities, including 13 departments.(Please enter by the East Entrance, across from Fisher Fine Arts Library)
Dr. Kallberg is a leading historian of 19th- and 20th-century music and is considered one of the preeminent authorities on Chopin. He is the author of Chopin at the Boundaries: Sex, History, and Musical Genre, and he received international attention for his reconstruction of Chopin’s first sketch for a Prelude in E-flat minor for the eventual set of Preludes, op. 28. Additionally, his critical edition of the Verdi opera Luisa Miller has been performed throughout Europe and the United States (Teatro alla Scala, Milan; the Nederlandse Opera, Amsterdam; etc). His current projects include a book on convergences of sex and music around 1800 and a study of Scandinavian song in the first half of the twentieth century.
Dr. Kallberg has served as Chair of the UPenn Music Department, Vice President of the American Musicological Society, won three major awards for his publications, and earned NEH and Guggenheim Fellowships.
Sic itur ad astra!