Konferenssit ja seminaarit

Music, politics and transnational connections -seminar, Jyväskylä, 1.12.

Music, politics and transnational connections:
Case studies from Finland, Russia and the Soviet Union

Seminar of the Music, history and politics -network, Jyväskylä University, Thursday 1.12.2022
Venue: Beautifully renovated Lähde -building (university library), room B348 “Puro”.

Tentative program (changes possible), Thursday, December 1st

Network meeting and lunch (details will follow)

Viljanen Elina – Culture’s Politics – Revisiting Soviet Cultural Politics through Music Scholarship
Herrala Meri – Conductor Eugene Ormandy and Soviet-American Music Exchanges
Okko Antti – A Dissident or a Collaborator: The Reception of Boris Grebenshikov in the United States

14:15-15:45 Keynote lecture
Philip Bullock – Rachmaninoff: Between Art and Politics

Talasniemi, Johanna – Persona non grata or the distinguished Sibelius soprano: Aulikki Rautawaara’s career after the Second World War
Kilpiö Kaarina – Music making and music professionals in Finnish short films, 1930s to 1950s
Suutari, Pekka – Music in Karelian in Cold War era Finland

Closing remarks and discussion about future activities of the network

Seminar is free for all participants, but in order help organizing the event, please, fill in the very simple registration form here: https://forms.office.com/r/zVJETbBdv9

Further information and questions: Simo Mikkonen, 040-8093949,

Organizers: Simo Mikkonen, Kaarina Kilpiö and Jari Parkkinen