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Spring Chapter Meeting, Saturday, April 20, 2013 (Northeastern University)

**PLEASE NOTE: Due to the aftermath of the Boston Marathon Bombing in 2013, this meeting was cancelled. Papers that were read at the following Fall Chapter meeting are marked below.*** The abstracts for the papers are included here, but the meeting did not take place. Melanie Lowe, "Topics of Consumer Identity in the 1780s: Pleyel’s op. 1 and Mozart’s op. 10 String Quartets" By considering the role of topics in the musical experience of late eighteenth-century amateur musical consumers, this paper addresses: 1) the role of burgeoning consumerism in the formation of taste and consumer identity; and 2) relationships between patterns of consumption and musical style. While there is frustratingly little documentation that reveals the listening experiences of amateur consumers, the music itself offers a rich source of information. As practitioners of a rhetorical art, eighteenth-century composers tailored their music for a specific audience. Given the commercial r

CANCELLED: Spring 2013 Chapter Meeting at Northeastern

 In light of Northeastern University's cancellation of two campus events scheduled for tomorrow, as well as the ongoing shelter-in-place order and T shutdown, we are cancelling tomorrow's chapter meeting of the AMS-NE. I would like to thank Hilary Poriss and Matthew McDonald at Northeastern for their help and assistance in planning this meeting. I also send my regrets to our presenters, but we hope to find some way to ameliorate this situation in the Fall. Please stay tuned. And lastly, many thanks to the Program Committee and Chairperson Jacquelyn Sholes for putting together a wonderful program. This measure may be unnecessary, but I would rather play it safe, given the open-ended nature of the situation at present. Thank you all, and I look forward to seeing you at U Mass Amherst on September 28th, when hopefully we are back to more peaceful times here in Boston. Stay safe, Rebecca Marchand AMS-NE President

Decision on Tomorrow's Chapter Meeting to be made by 5pm today

Dear Members and Friends, Given the fluid and dynamic situation with the current manhunt in Boston, the organizers of tomorrow's AMS-NE chapter meeting at Northeastern have decided to wait to see how the situation unfolds before cancelling the meeting. We will make a decision at 5pm EST and will let you know. We sincerely hope that those who are presenting papers will get the chance to do so, but we also want to make sure that people feel safe both at the meeting and in transit. Thank you for your patience.  Please watch this blog for updates.  I will also send a message out via the Google Groups list and the Facebook group. I hope you are all safe, and wish you the very best during this difficult time. All best, Rebecca Marchand AMS-NE President rmarchand at bostonconservatory dot edu

Additional Information for Spring 2013 Meeting at Northeastern (Saturday, April 20)

Parking/Maps/Directions Directions to Northeastern can be found at: Parking and Transportation information from our hosts:  Guests can park in the Gainsborough Garage or the Renaissance Park Garage. The Renaissance Park garage is the closest to Ryder Hall--it is located at 835 Columbus Avenue. From the garage, you have to walk through Ruggles station to the other side of the tracks, and once you exit Ruggles station, Ryder Hall is the first building to the left. The garages are not cheap--($18-$24 for the day). If people want to give street parking a shot, they'll have better luck looking on the side streets off of Columbus." If you prefer to take public transportation, Northeastern is easily accessible via the Orange Line (Ruggles Sta.) or the Green Line (Northeastern Sta.). Printable Campus Map: Gainsborough Garage- #45 Renaissance P

MEETING: Northeastern University-April 20

AMS-NE Spring Chapter Meeting Saturday, April 20, 2013 217 Ryder Hall Northeastern University 9:45-10:15 Refreshments and Registration Morning Session 10:15 Welcome 10:20 Topics of Consumer Identity in the 1780s: Pleyel’s op. 1 and Mozart’s op. 10 String Quartets                  Melanie Lowe (Vanderbilt University) 11:00 “Sing with Me a Sweet and New Song”: Chromatic Tournament in Lasso’s “Opus One”                  Lester Zhuqing Hu (Amherst College) 11:40 Regret in Gombert’s Mass for the Coronation of Charles V                  Eric Rice (University of Connecticut) 12:20-2:20 Lunch Break 2:20-2:50 Business Meeting (Elections) Afternoon Session 2:50 “Always is Always Forever”: The Musical Trajectory of the Process Church of the Final Judgement                  John Forrestal (Boston University) 3:30 Pop at the Symphony: The Reciprocal Influence of Philip Glass and David Bowie                  David Ferrandino (University at Buffalo, SUNY) 4:10 Staging Catfi