CGED Research Seminar Series
Boulanger Sisters Tribute on Lili's Centennial Anniversary of her Death
Dr. Jacqueline Petitto, piano
Date: 21 May 2018
Venue: Drake Gallery, University Museum and Art Gallery, HKU
A lecture recital of solo and chamber music by Nadia and Lili Boulanger highlighting the important contributions both female musicians/composers have made to the profession. Live performances interspersed with biographical description and documentary clips.
Lili Boulanger (1893-1918) composed exquisite works and was the first female winner of the Prix de Rome composition prize, but died at the tender age of 25.
Nadia Boulanger (1887-1979) studied composition with Gabriel Faure and became the most influential composition teacher and music pedagogue of the 20th Century. Her pupils include Burt Bacharach. Daniel Barenboim, Elliott Carter, Aaron Copland, Philip Glass, Roy Harris, Quincy Jones, Dinu Lipatti, Gian Carlo Menotti, Astor Piazzolla, Walter Piston, and Virgil Thomson to name a few.
Committee on Gender Equality and Diversity
Women’s Studies Research Centre
Music Department, HKU