Join us for an evening of conversation with Professor Malcolm Gillies AM for our Milestones in Music series - discussing the theme of 'Music Criticism: The Value of Opinion'.
A former Deputy Vice Chancellor (Education) at ANU, and most recently, Vice-Chancellor of London Metropolitan University, Professor Gillies is a world authority, and author of over a dozen books, on composers Bela Bartok and Percy Grainger as well as the series editor of Studies in Musical Genesis, Structure and Interpretation, Oxford University Press (New York, since 1997). He has also been a music and opera critic for The Australian (1995-9), Chair of the Australian Youth Orchestra (2005-7), and Chair of Elision contemporary music ensemble (2000-10). From 1998 to 2001 he was President of the Australian Academy of the Humanities; and in 2004-6 the inaugural President of the Council for the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences.
Professor Gillies will discuss the value that music criticism, and the humanistic discplines that underpin it, can bring to both scholarship and to society. He will have just returned from reviewing the Chamber Music Festival in Townsville.