"Pond Life: Crosscurrents over the Atlantic" May 24-26, 2021

UPDATED 4/29/2021:

The Historic Brass Society Virtual Symposium Pond Life: Crosscurrents over the Atlantic will be held online May 24-26, 2021.  The conference will focus on the exchange and cross-pollination of ideas between Britain, Europe and the Americas, with 18 presentations on topics including instruments, trade and manufacturing; the development of the brass quintet; British and American dance bands; repertoire, composers, performers; and performance practices.  Events include a Roundtable discussion on Brass Chamber Music moderated by John Miller with Allan Dean, Ray Mase, John Wallace, Simon Hogg and others; a session on British and American Dance Bands including a play along session led by Richard Michael (jazz educator); John Webb and His Collection of Brass Instruments with Arnold Myers, presentation of the Monk Awards (both 2020 and 2021 recipients), memorial tributes, and a livestream concert performance by The Wallace Collection of original 19th-century small brass ensemble music played on period instruments from the Webb  Collection at the RCS.

Registration is free and online at  https://forms.gle/q9HutqkQvWKyjUZW7

It is required in advance in order to receive the codes for the online sessions.

POND LIFE: Crosscurrents over the Atlantic is made possible with support from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and with additional support from St Cecilia's Hall, Edinburgh UK.

Click here to view the full conference description and press release.

Click here to view the Call for Presentations (due February 19, 2021)