William & Mary and Austria 101: A Lecture from Professor Richard Marcus, Assistant Professor and Director of Bands
Before the main event kicks off on Thursday evening at the Embassy of Austria, join us on Wednesday night for a special lecture from William & Mary's own Professor Richard Marcus, Assistant Professor and Director of Bands.
Professor Marcus will lecture on the life and career of Hans Gál, a composer and scholar born just outside Vienna who fled to the United Kingdom following the Nazi annexation of Austria in 1938. Gál settled in Edinburgh where he taught at the University and helped established the Edinburgh International Festival. He was awarded two Austrian State Prizes for his work (1915, 1958), and in 1981, he was awarded the Austrian Cross of Honor for Science and Art, First Class, one of the highest and most prestigious Austrian state honors.
This event is free to attend. A Q&A discussion will take place following the lecture. Space is limited.
Note: Lecture will be given in English.