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Beethoven @250

Carolina Public Humanities and

The UNC Department of Music


a Distinguished Scholar seminar

featuring Mark Evan Bonds

with musical performances by cellist Brent Wissick and pianist Andrew Willis

This seminar will be heldin personand runs from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm Saturday, December 4.

Topics include:

  • Beethoven: Variations on a Life
  • How Does a Symphony Mean? The Challenge of Instrumental Music
  • Composing from Scratch: The Cello Sonata in D Major, op. 102, no. 2 (live performance and lecture-demonstration)
  • The Beethoven Syndrome: Hearing Music as Autobiography

Mark Evan Bonds is Cary C. Boshamer Distinguished Professor of Music. His most recent books are Beethoven: Variations on a Life and The Beethoven Syndrome: Hearing Music as Autobiography, both published by Oxford University Press.

REGISTRATION: Tuition is $125, optional lunch $15.  For more information and to register, visit humanities.unc.edu/fall2021/.

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