Heard on Campus: Marica Tacconi on the influence of Baroque music

On the influence of Baroque music: "Think about this even today ... most of the music we hear, whether it's folk or pop or rock or whatever music you hear on the radio, tends to be monodic, a single vocal line accompanied by instruments. It's a revolution that is very much present in our musical system today." --Marica S. Tacconi, executive director, Institute for the Arts and Humanities

Tacconi hosted the second Research Unplugged conversation of the spring season on Wednesday, March 26. She discussed "Majestic Sounds: The Drama of Baroque Music" with a packed house of colleagues and community members in the gallery of Penn State's Downtown Theatre. A full podcast of the event will be available on iTunesU and the Research|Penn State Web site http://www.rps.psu.edu/ on Monday, March 31.

Research Unplugged is an informal lecture series hosted by Penn State's Office of Research Publications and held at noon Wednesdays in Penn State's Downtown Theatre Center. The afternoon begins with a brief introduction of the topic, followed by an open floor for questions, comments and discussion. The event is free to the public. Complimentary coffee and light refreshments are served.

For information, visit http://www.rps.psu.edu/unplugged/ online.

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Last Updated November 18, 2010