12:30 pm

2:00 pm

Touching at a Distance

A Meditation on Italian American Soundfulness


Award-winning cultural critic John Gennari will explore the sonic dimensions of Italian American life, discourse, and music in the 2019 Friedman Symposium at Baruch College on Tuesday, May 7 from 12:30 to 2:00 p.m. in room 3-160 of the Vertical Campus, 24th Street and Lexington Avenue, New York.  The lecture is titled “‘Touching at a Distance’: A Meditation on Italian American Soundfulness.”  Gennari is the author of Flavor and Soul: Italian America at its African American Edge (University of Chicago Press, 2017) and Blowin’ Hot and Cool: Jazz and its Critics (University of Chicago Press, 2006), which received the ASCAP-Deems Taylor Award for Excellence in Music Criticism and the John Cawelti Award for the Best Book in American Culture.

​This event is free and open to the public. For further information, contact Vincent DiGirolamo: vincent.digirolamo@baruch.cuny.edu

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Baruch College - Newman Vertical Campus
55 Lexington Avenue
New York
Room 3-160

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