October 31 - November 1, 2003
The Millsaps College Department of Performing Arts, in a collaboration with the Associated Colleges of the South, presents an academic conference celebrating the importance of Milton Babbitt's contributions to music in the twentieth century and beyond. Mr. Babbitt, a native son of Jackson, returned for the event to celebrate and talk with us.
Papers were read and presentations given by notable Babbitt scholars, including Andrew Mead and Stephen Peles. The conference included performances by pianist Robert Taub, guitarist William Anderson, flutist John McMurtery, and the ACS new music ensemble Luna Nova (Helen Kim, violin / Craig Hultgren, cello / Adam Bowles, piano), conducted by James Romig.
Assistance for this conference comes from the Associated Colleges of the South, with additional funds provided by the National Institute for Technology & Liberal Education and the Composers' Guild of New Jersey