5 October 2017 | Florida Atlantic University, Department of Music, 777 GLADES ROAD, BOCA RATON, FL 33431, USA
Throughout 2017 the Richard Hageman Society has been celebrating (and continuing to celebrate) the centenary of ‘Do Not Go, My Love’ with a series of events that include recitals, lectures, conference presentations, magazine articles and interviews with prominent performers who recorded this song. Since its composition in 1917 this song — Hageman’s first of 69 art songs — has become a classic in the twentieth century American art song canon. But who was Richard Hageman, what was his role in the greater American cultural history, and what can we learn from his other songs?
On 5 October the Vocal Faculty of Florida Atlantic University will host a study day that focuses on the various aspects of Richard Hageman’s artistic legacy. South African-born pianist and coach Nico de Villiers — a Richard Hageman Scholar, doctoral candidate at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, and founding director of the Richard Hageman Society — will present lectures on Hageman as a song and film composer as well as lead workshops that introduce some of Hageman’s other songs.
This event was made possible through the collaboration of the Richard Hageman Society, the International Center of American Music (ICAMus), the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, the Hampsong Foundation and Florida Atlantic University.