The UNH Department of Music has established the Keith Polk Music Lecture Series. Two lectures will be offered each semester, one from a visiting scholar and one from a UNH music department faculty member.
The inaugural lecture will be delivered by UNH associate professor Rob Haskins on Thursday, September 17, 2015 at 4 p.m. in the Verrette Recital Hall of the Paul Creative Arts Center. His talk is titled “John Cage and Zen: What Did He Know, When Did He Know It, and Why Should We Care?”
The second lecture in the series, titled “Fifty Unknown Flutists,” will be presented by Tom Moore, Head of the Sound and Image Department of the Green Library, Florida International University in Miami, Florida. Moore’s talk will take place on Thursday, October 8, 2015 at 4 p.m. in the Verrette Recital Hall.
Polk, an emeritus faculty in the department, is one of the world’s pre-eminent scholars of Renaissance instrumental music. The series is co-sponsored by the UNH Center for the Humanities. All lectures are free and open to the public.