ONEONTA, N.Y. -- Dr. Randy Angiel of the History Department at the SUNY College at Oneonta will present a pre-concert lecture in the series of music and history by the ensemble Esopus Musicalia at the Woodstock Artists Association Museum on Friday, February 26. Regular admission tickets are available at the door beginning at 6 p.m. at a cost of $15 in cash or check.
Dr. Angiel’s pre-concert lecture, entitled “Sounds of Silence -Music and WWI in France and England,” will begin at 6:30 p.m. His talk will draw together the lines of history and music, recreating the historical settings for the birth of the musical masterpieces by Debussy, Milhaud, and Elgar featured in the program.
Dr. Angiel is the author of a report for the 2008 New York State Commission on Higher Education entitled “Learning in the Empire State: Gutenberg, Marconi and Google.” Last year, he served as a panelist at SUNY’s 60th anniversary conference on “SUNY and the Promise of Public Higher Education in America.” His interests include music history, diplomatic history, and the links between technology and society.
More information on the concert series is available online at www.esopusmusicalia.org or by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.