International Conference "Theatre Between Tradition and Contemporaneity"
Theatre - Dance - Music - Visual & Multimedia Art - Arts Administration - Performing Arts Training - Theatre Design & Technology

Classical Music in Film: A Mutual Hermeneutic Aid or A Case of the “Poisoned Chalice?”
A lecture – recital by Ross Osmun - Professor of Piano and Theory at Bishop's University. 

Ross Osmun, originally from Windsor, Ontario Ross Osmun holds degrees from the University of Windsor, Royal Conservatory of Music and the Eastman School of Music. His principle teachers were Dr. E. G. Butler (Windsor) and Professor Barry Snyder. (Eastman) He has appeared across Canada, the US and Europe as recitalist, accompanist, lecturer and clinician and has been featured in recital on CBC Radio-Canada with soprano Melinda Enns. He is currently Professor of Piano and Theory at Bishop’s University in Sherbrooke Quebec, Canada. Dr. Osmun also previously held teaching positions at the Eastman School of Music and the University of Prince Edward Island. He resides in Lennoxville, Quebec with his wife Melinda and their two children, Avery and Eric.


This lecture-recital will explore the 120-year relationship between cinema and its use of classical (specifically, piano) music within. How does the medium and venue of presentation affect our reaction to classical music? Do we become predisposed to interpret and feel a certain way about music based on its association with the moving image? To address these questions, select scenes from various film genres where music underscores the narrative will be analyzed and discussed followed by a live performance of the same repertoire in an effort to draw conclusions regarding the fate of art music that is bound up in this precarious relationship.


Organized by IUGTE in collaboration with "ArtUniverse" and New International Performing Arts Institute