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Wilton Library: Dave Brubeck’s Time Out- A Conversation Between Stephen Crist and Gil Harel

December 6, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

To continue the celebration of the recent ribbon-cutting for The Brubeck Collection at Wilton Library – and celebrate Dave Brubeck‘s birthday! – please join the library online for an engaging conversation between author and music historian Stephen Crist and musicologist Gil Harel. On Thursday, Dec. 6 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm they will discuss Dave Brubeck’s iconic album “Time Out” as well as Brubeck’s music and life. Professor Crist of Emory University literally “wrote the book” on this album and he sat down for a discussion with Gil Harel from Naugatuck Valley Community College.

Their discussion was recorded in October in the library’s new archive room in conjunction with the ribbon-cutting for The Brubeck Collection at Wilton Library. A recording of the ribbon-cutting ceremony will be broadcast as an introduction to the program starting at 6:30 pm with the Crist and Harel program beginning around 7 pm.

Stephen A. Crist is Chair of the Music Department at Emory University where he is also Professor of Music History. He works largely in European music of the sixteenth through the eighteenth centuries, with additional interests in hymnody and jazz. His most recent book is Dave Brubeck’s Time Out (Oxford University Press, 2019). Professor Crist received his Ph.D. (music history) from Brandeis University, after an M.M. (music theory) from the University of South Florida, and a B.A. (English and American literature and language) from Harvard University.

Gil Harel, Associate Professor of Music at Naugatuck Valley Community College, is a musicologist and music theorist whose interests include styles ranging from renaissance madrigals to modal jazz of the 1960s. Previously, he served on the faculty at CUNY Baruch College where he was awarded the prestigious “Presidential Excellence Award for Distinguished Teaching.” At NVCC, Dr. Harel conducts the college chorale, a cappella ensemble, and renaissance madrigal choir. He also teaches music history, music theory, ear training, and serves as musical director of theater productions.

Online registration is required in order to receive the Zoom invitation link.


December 6, 2021
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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