The Celluloid Concerto
This presentation is a sequel to Victoria's 2015 talk entitled The Celluloid Piano, in which she discussed the films in which the Australian concert pianist Eileen Joyce was involved. Her 2016 lecture offers a broader exploration of the use of the concerto in film, looking at the various filmic contexts in which the concerto is used and the effect of this filmic appropriation on the concerto as a musical genre. Her particular focus is the very fertile period referred to as Hollywood's Golden Age of Film (1930–1959). The lecture will be illustrated by some fascinating clips from films of the 1940s and 50s.
About the Speaker
Victoria Rogers is a graduate of the University of Western Australia, having being awarded a BA, Dip. Ed., M.Phil. and PhD. As an undergraduate, Victoria was the recipient of University Choral Society prizes for Music 20 and Music 30; she was also awarded a Hackett scholarship, which she declined in favour of a fifteen-year career as a professional cellist. This career led her to full-time appointments with the WA Symphony Orchestra and the State Orchestra of Victoria (the latter as co-principal cellist), and to casual appointments with the Sydney, Queensland and Tasmanian Symphony Orchestras. In 1996 she won an Australian Postgraduate Award (APA) for doctoral study, which she completed in 2000 and which was subsequently published by Ashgate (The Music of Peggy Glanville–Hicks, 2009). Victoria joined the academic staff of UWA's School of Music upon completion of her PhD, first as Manager then as Director of the Callaway Centre, a research centre based in the School of Music. She established a state-of-the-art archival facility and procured over half a million dollars of Australian Research Council (ARC) funding for the development of the Callaway Centre’s archival collections. In 2006 she was appointed to the position of Lecturer in Musicology in the School of Music and was subsequently promoted to Associate Professor. After leaving UWA in 2015, Victoria took up an honorary appointment at the WA Academy of the Performing Arts.
Tuesday 8th November 2016, UWA – Tunley Lecture Theatre, School of Music
Doors open 7:00pm – Talk commences 7:30pm
Cost: $5 donation (Free for Friends of the Library Members)