Yale Club of Chicago "Dutch Luncheon"

Yale Club of Chicago "Dutch Luncheon"
Thu, 09/30/2010 - 8:00am

Dutch Luncheon
Thursday, September 30, 2010

Connect with other Yale alums, and enjoy an interesting speaker and discussion.
Guests and friends are more than welcome.
Sandwiches and salad from Corner Bakery will be served.

Cost: $15 for members of the Yale Club of Chicago & their guests.
$25 for non-members & their guests.
77 W. Washington, 2nd Floor, Chicago, Illinois
(directly across the street from Daley Plaza and the Picasso sculpture)
See www.chicagotemple.org/location.php for directions and parking


RSVP - If you plan to attend, please email office@alumniservices.com with the message “Dutch Luncheon reply”.

Professor Thomas Christensen
Yale University (MA '82, PhD '85)
"Bach:  Mathematician or Mystic?"

Johann Sebastian Bach is one of the most beloved composers, his music esteemed by musicians for both its intellectual complexity and emotional depth.  Recent research--and some surprising discoveries at our own Beinicke Library--is offering a new picture of Bach, one that is surprisingly Medieval in character and theology.  Thomas Christensen (MA '82, PhD '85) shares some of his recent research during this informal, non-technical discussion of Bach's complex musical persona.
Thomas Christensen is the Avalon Foundation Professor of the Humanities Departments of Music, Theater and Performance Studies at the University of Chicago.  He is also the Associate Dean and Master of the Humanities Collegiate Division.  His scholarly research centers on the history of music theory. Fundamental to his work has been a desire to situate the many intellectual frames, arguments and linguistic models used by writers in the early modern period deeply within cultural discourses.