Herman Melville (1819-91) and Gustav Mahler (1860-1911): Our First Twentieth Century Artists, at the Cutting Edge of Cultural History

Umrath 140, 5:00pm



One of these artists held Europe's most prestigious music directorship; the other was one of America's bestselling authors of the 1840s.  Both expressed continued frustration at audience and critical understanding of their work, yet both would persevere to lay the foundations for much twentieth century art, winning enormous - if posthumous - acclaim.

Join us for an illustrated lecture by Allen Schwab, PhD, American Culture Studies M.A. Program.  He has offered over one hundred pre-concert lectures  for the St. Louis, Peoria, Illinois, and University of Illinois Symphony Orchestras.

Reception to follow lecture.

Iver Bernstein

Director, American Culture Studies