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Bartok and The Brain

Date: 3:30pm PST November 16 Location: Evans Hall

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The Lewis & Clark Department of Music presents a concert featuring the music of Bela Bartok and guest lecturer Dr. Larry Sherman, PhD, a neuroscientist at the Oregon Health & Science University. 

The music of Bela Bartok is intense, rhythmic, often dense, and highly visceral. Using Bartok’s music as a starting point, OHSU neuroscientist Dr. Larry Sherman, PhD, will explore how music shapes our minds, influences the development of our brains, and what happens when we hear and play it. Pianists Susan DeWitt Smith (Lewis & Clark professor of music) and Yoko Greeney; and Oregon Symphony percussionists Jon Greeney and Sergio Carreno, will perform the dramatic, rhythmic and compelling Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion by Bela Bartok, the Hungarian composer who was inspired by the folk melodies and rhythms of his native land. This lecture/concert will take place in Evans Auditorium at Lewis & Clark College, Sunday, November 16, at 3:30 pm.

This event is FREE to Lewis & Clark students, $5 for Lewis & Clark Faculty/Alumni & Seniors and $10 for the general community. This event is live streamed, watch it LIVE.

Event Contact

concert@lclark.edu
503-768-7751
45.452273421373; -122.669241193085