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Vaughn Williams, Boult and the BBC discussed at Utah State University

Monday, Sep. 10, 2012


Denise Albiston, PR and Marketing

Caine College of the Arts Production Services

Utah State University

Phone: (435) 797-1500



LOGAN, UT – Utah State University’s Department of Music welcomes scholar Jenny Doctor to the Logan campus Sept. 17-21.


Doctor, a specialist in 20th century British musical culture and the BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation) is a professor at Syracuse University and director of the Belfer Audio Archive.


Doctor’s first presentation is a lecture based on her research titled “Vaughan Williams, Boult and the BBC.” The lecture is Sept. 19 at 11:30 a.m. in the Merrill-Cazier Library Auditorium, Room 101.


In addition to visiting classes in the music department, she will present a pre-concert talk for the American Festival Chorus Concert “Music of a Royal Occasion” at 6:45 p.m. Sept. 21 in the Kent Concert Hall in the Chase Fine Arts Center on USU’s campus.


Doctor’s abstract and considerable scholarly discussion in recent years has focused on re-mapping notions of biography, exploring in music not only composers, performers and librettists, but also patrons, concert organizers and program builders.


In parallel withthis emerged new ideas of institutional biography, opening up questions that contextualized the institution in terms of its cultural role. Withsuch expanded impressions of biography, identity and contribution in mind, Doctor explores Ralph Vaughan Williams and the BBC, considering the composer’s broadcasting activities and opportunities in relation to his corporation contacts, in particular his interactions with BBC Music Director and Chief Conductor Adrian Boult.


More information and tickets for the American Festival Chorus and Orchestra’s “Music for a Royal Occasion” are available at the Caine College of the Arts Box Office in room 139-B of the Chase Fine Arts Center, online at the Caine College of the Arts website ( or by calling 435-797-8022.


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