Archival Program Information
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Symposium and Performance


Saturday, December 8, 2001
9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Museum Lecture Hall

"Heroes Leave Their Shores," a collaborative conference that includes paper sessions, performances, and several related public events, examines various aspects of exile as a creative, social, and psychological phenomenon. It brings together scholars, artists, and musicians to consider the friendship between Arnold Schoenberg and Wassily Kandinsky, the fate of Theodor Adorno and other European intellectuals in exile during World War II, and the more contemporary experiences of alienation felt by artists in their own countries and its effect on their work. The conference will feature a performance-lecture by Charles Rosen, distinguished pianist, writer, and scholar.

Conference Program
(Please note that the opening sessions of the symposium will take place at UCLA on Friday, December 7. For information and registration, please call UCLA at 310-825-1880.)


Charles Rosen
The Uprooting of European Modernism
and Its Replacement in America

Charles Rosen, pianist, writer, and scholar

Saturday, December 8, 2001
4:00–6:00 p.m.
Harold M. Williams Auditorium

Charles Rosen, distinguished pianist, writer, and scholar, is featured in a performance-lecture presented in conjunction with the "Heroes Leave Their Shores" conference sessions held at the Getty Center. Rosen will address the musical styles of Brahms, Schoenberg, Carter, and others in relation to artistic intuition. He will perform works for piano, including the following selections: Brahms's 4 Klavierstücke op. 119; Schoenberg's Klavierstücke op. 19 and Klavierstücke op. 33a; and Carter's 90+ and Two Diversions.

The conference, including the Charles Rosen performance-lecture, is free and open to the public. Separate reservations are required for each conference session; visit or call (310) 440-7300 for reservations and information. Parking at the Getty is $5 per car.
The paper sessions and performance-lecture hosted by the Getty Research Institute are part of a larger conference (December 7-9) organized by the Claremont All-College Consortium for Medieval and Early Modern Studies. It is cosponsored by the Getty Research Institute, the UCLA Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art Institute for Art and Cultures, Villa Aurora of Pacific Palisades, and the Goethe Institute of Los Angeles. In conjunction with the conference, a series of related public programs will be held at Villa Aurora, the Goethe Institute, and the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. For information on other conference sessions and public programs, please contact the UCLA Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies at (310) 825-1880.