Meg Erlewine

June 6, 2019

Digitizing and Revisiting the Works of Oskar Schmerling (1863-1938)

Oskar Schmerling (1863-1938) was an artist from Tbilisi, Georgia, who played a decisive role in the development of nationalist discourses in the South Caucasus in the final years of the Russian Empire. As an outsider to the region’s major ethnic groups, he was in a unique position to move with ease between them, and this paved the way for a prolific career publishing caricatures and political cartoons in the Armenian, Azerbaijani, Georgian, and Russian press

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January 21, 2019

Lecture and Concert: “An Evening of Georgian Chant”

Graham is a leading authority in the history and practice of Georgian chant, and is joined in this lecture and concert by 12 singers from the Republic of Georgia. This vibrant tradition of sacred and secular music features three-voice polyphonic settings with close exploration of a single band of sound. SMND students who traveled to Georgia on Alice A. Martin Fellowships will host the musicians from Georgia.

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