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Music: An Act of Social Integration?


Apr 05 2016


12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


Forum for Scholars and Publics

011 Old Chemistry Building, Duke's West Campus Quad

Music - An Act of Social Integration

Music: An Act of Social Integration?

A Conversation with Emmanuel Hondré

Since the 2015 terrorist attacks in Paris, the act of attending music concerts (whether classical, pop, jazz, or rock) has taken on new meaning. Concerts have become a symbol of freedom and resistance opposing ideologies that radically deny artistic liberty. Yet, even at a time when societies are affirming the importance of concerts from a social, humanistic, and political standpoint, it is nevertheless important to push the boundaries of social conventions by envisaging new forms and new practices of public concerts. The recent construction of the Paris Philharmonic was designed with precisely this in mind: experimenting with how we “make music together” as a way to transgress social and cultural boundaries. Moderated by Laurent Dubois.

Free and open to the public. Light lunch available at 11:45.


Emmanuel Hondré

Philharmonie de Paris

Emmanuel Hondré is a doctor of musicology and winner of four first prizes at the Conservatoire National de Musique et de Danse de Paris (history of music, aesthetics, pedagogy, and musicology). He currently directs the Department of concerts and spectacles at the Philharmonie de Paris. Previously he served as music…...

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