Friday, October 22, 2021
Saturday, October 23, 2021
Submission Deadline
Tuesday, June 1, 2021
University of Missouri - Kansas City

Charles Ives published his Piano Sonata No. 2, “Concord, Mass., 1840–60” in 1920. This celebrated composition, one of Ives’s most formidable achievements, features a dynamic fusion of American Transcendentalism, European classical music, and musical borrowing that helped bring Ives into the public eye through its New York premiere by John Kirkpatrick in 1939. To commemorate its publication, we are pleased to welcome abstracts for paper presentations or lecture-recitals on any aspect of the Concord Sonata, for example, but not limited to: 1) The sonata’s connections to Transcendentalism 2) The Concord Sonata in context (e.g., musicological, historical, etc.) 3) Analytical perspectives and approaches to the sonata 4) Performance considerations 5) Reception history Proposals should be no more than 250 words, anonymous, and are due by June 1, 2021. Notification of successful abstracts will be sent by July 1, 2021.