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Public lecture: Classical music and climate change with IPR's Amanda Sewell

Pianist and composer Ludovico Einaudi performs on a melting glacier in 2016

Join IPR's music director on July 6 in Interlochen's R.B. Annis Botanical Lab for a lecture on how classical music and musicians can affect climate change.

Classical musicians have affected climate change and conversations around climate change in many ways.

In 2016, pianist and composer Ludovico Einaudi performed his "Elegy for the Arctic" on a melting glacier in Norway (pictured above).

There's an orchestra in Paraguay whose members play music created out of literal trash from the dump on which their town is built.

Young musicians from the Recycled Orchestra of Cateura play instruments made of objects found in the landfill

Classical musicians have also promoted conversations around climate change more locally, such as a 2020 sound installation by Matthew Burtner that took place at Interlochen Arts Academy.

Join IPR's music director Amanda Sewell on Wednesday, July 6 at 6 p.m. for a lecture on the relationship between classical music and climate change.

The talk is offered as part of the new Garden Lecture Series at Interlochen Center for the Arts. It takes place outdoors in the R.B. Annis Botanical Lab on the campus of Interlochen.

It's free, but advanced registration is strongly recommended. 

Click here for more information and to register.

Dr. Amanda Sewell is IPR's music director.