9 October 2017 | University of Michigan, School of Music, Theater and Dance, E.V. Moore Building 1100 Baits Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2085, 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 9 October the Vocal and Collaborative Piano Faculties the University of Michigan will host a study day which 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 the University of Michigan.