Jan. 19, 2013: "The Big Bang": Strauss's Salome and the stylistic explosion of the early twentieth century. First of a series of four lectures in conjunction with The Rest Is Noise Festival at Southbank Centre. At 12pm, Queen Elizabeth Hall. Tickets available as part of a Saturday Pass or Weekend Pass. The following day at 1130AM I'll converse with Jude Kelly, Southbank's artistic director.
Jan. 31: "Black Wagner: The Question of Race Revisited," WagnerWorldWide Conference, University of South Carolina, School of Music Recital, 7:30pm.
March 2: "Into the Abyss": second lecture for The Rest Is Noise Festival, on the collision of music and politics in the 1920s, 30s, and 40s.
Sept. 28: "Age of Extremes": third Rest Is Noise lecture, on musical revolutions from 1945 to 1976.
Dec. 7: Final Rest Is Noise lecture, on music of recent decades and the early twenty-first-century situation.
Jan. 10, 2012: Event for Best Music Writing 2011, Politics and Prose, Washington DC, 7PM.
Jan. 18: "The Prospects of Music Writing in a Post-Critical Age," keynote address at the Rubin Institute for Music Criticism, Oberlin College.
Jan. 26: Appearance to accept the Belmont Prize, Munich, Germany.
Feb. 10: “A Brief History of Pop-Classical Fusion in New York Concert Life," presentation at "After the End of Music History," a conference honoring Richard Taruskin, Princeton University.
March 16: Panel discussion at SXSW Music, Austin TX.
April 17: "The Sublime and the Sacred in Twentieth-Century Music," lecture at Trinity Church, Boston.
May 12: Commencement address, Curtis Institute of Music, Philadelphia.
July 28: "Pale Vampire: Wagner's Influence on Joyce," talk at the Galway Arts Festival, Ireland.
Oct. 7: "The Wagner Vortex," New Yorker Festival, SVA Theater 2, 333 West 23rd St., 1pm.Nov. 15: Lecture at the Peck School of the Arts, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. Second lecture at 12pm on Nov. 16.
Feb. 13, 2011: "Chacona, Lamento, Walking Blues," lecture at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa, Canada, 1:30PM.
Feb. 23: Discussion with Wesley Stace, author of Charles Jessold, Considered as a Murderer, Faculty Dining Room, Hunter College. 7:30PM.
March 5-19: Various events in Australia with the Australian Chamber Orchestra.
April 9: Panelist in the symposium The Paris Cultural Scene, 1910-1920, Kimmel Center, Philadelphia, 10:30AM-3PM.
April 17: Panelist in a symposium on the Hollywood blacklist, Sarasota Film Festival, Sarasota Opera House, 3PM.
April 30: Panelist in a symposium on the writing of Ellen Willis, NYU Tishman Auditorium, 40 Washington Square, 2:30PM.
May 2: Panelist in a symposium on writing for The New Yorker, Farleigh Dickinson University, 2PM.
June 5: "Lamento Eterno," lecture at the Auditorium Parco della Musica in Rome, 6PM.
Oct. 27: "Listen to This," 92nd Street Y Tribeca, 12PM.
Nov. 2: "The Lamento Connection," Lawrence University, Appleton WI, 11AM.
Nov. 8: Reading at powerHouse Arena, DUMBO, Brooklyn, 7PM.
Nov. 16: "Listen to This," Lowell Humanities Series, Boston College, 7PM.
Dec. 6: Reading for contributors to Best Music Writing 2011, powerHouse Arena, DUMBO, Brooklyn, 7PM.
Dec. 8: Reading for contributors to Best Music Writing 2011, Housing Works, 126 Crosby St., 7PM.
Feb. 24, 2010: "Music and the Iraq War," panel discussion, CUNY Graduate Center, 7PM.
March 7: Appearance with Greg Milner, author of Perfecting Sound Forever, at the Bristol Festival of Ideas, St. George's Hotel, 6:30PM.
March 8: "Inventing and Reinventing the Classical Concert," lecture at the Royal Philharmonic Society, Wigmore Hall, London, 7:30PM.
April 12: Lecture at Rhodes College, Bryan Campus Life Center, Memphis, TN, 7:30PM.
April 22: "Wind from Another Planet," lecture at the Chicago Art Institute, Fullerton Hall, 6PM.
April 24: "The Rest Is Noise in Performance," with pianist Ethan Iverson, San Francisco Performances, Herbst Theatre, 10AM.
April 25: "The Rest Is Noise in Performance," with Ethan Iverson, University Music Society, Rackham Auditorium, Ann Arbor, MI, 4PM.
April 26: "The Rest Is Noise in Performance," with Ethan Iverson, Gilmore Keyboard Festival, Dalton Center Recital Hall, Kalamazoo, MI, 8PM.
May 23: Commencement address at the New England Conservatory.
Oct. 2: Interview with Yo-Yo Ma at the New Yorker Festival, Acura at Sir Stage37, 508 West 37th St., 7PM.
Oct. 3: Book signing at McNally Jackson Books, 52 Prince St, 2PM.
Oct. 3: "Chacona, Lamento, Walking Blues," audio lecture at the New Yorker Festival, SVA Theatre 2, 333 West 23rd St., 4PM.
Oct. 5: Reading at Labyrinth Books, Princeton NJ, 6PM.
Oct. 7: Reading at 192 Books, 192 Tenth Avenue, NYC, 7PM.
Oct. 12: Lecture at Town Hall Seattle, 7:30PM.
Oct. 13: Reading at Powell's Books, Portland OR, 7:30PM.
Oct. 14: "Chacona, Lamento, Walking Blues," Cal Performances, Berkeley CA, Wheeler Auditorium, 8PM.
Oct. 15: Meet-and-Greet Signing at Kepler's Books, Menlo Park CA, 2:30PM.
Oct. 18: "Chacona, Lamento, Walking Blues," California Lectures, Crest Theatre, Sacramento CA, 7:30PM.
Oct. 19: "Chacona, Lamento, Walking Blues," Los Angeles Public Library, 7PM.
Oct. 20: "Chacona, Lamento, Walking Blues," UCSB Arts & Lectures, Campbell Hall, Santa Barbara CA, 8PM.
Oct. 22: Reading at Book Court, 163 Court St., Brooklyn, 7PM.
Oct. 25: Reading at Westport Public Library, Westport CT.
Oct. 26: Lecture at the Free Library of Philadelphia, 7:30PM.
Oct. 27: Conversation with Andrew Patner at the STOP SMILING Storefront, 1371 N. Milwaukee Ave., 6:30 p.m.
Oct. 28: Interview with John Luther Adams at Lutkin Hall, Northwestern University, 4PM.
Oct. 29: Lecture and conversation at Cleveland Museum of Art, 7PM.
Nov. 1: Reading at Politics and Prose, Washington DC.
Nov. 2: Appearance in the Evolution Contemporary Music Series at An Die Musik, Baltimore MD, 8PM.
Nov. 5-6: Appearances for Premio Napoli, Naples, Italy.
Nov. 15: Appearance at the Greenlight Bookstore in Fort Greene, Brooklyn, with Sasha Frere-Jones, pop critic of The New Yorker, 7:30PM.
Nov. 18: Reading at the Juilliard Store, 144 West 66th St, 5PM.
Nov. 20: Appearance at the Miami Book Fair with Greil Marcus, 1230PM, Chapman Conference Center, Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210. Free ticket required for admission.
Nov. 22: Reading for Best Music Writing 2010, with Ann Powers, Robert Christgau, Jody Rosen, Sasha Frere-Jones, Greg Tate, and others, Housing Works Café, 126 Crosby St., 7PM.
Nov. 30: "Chacona, Lamento, Walking Blues," British Library Conference Centre, London, 1PM.
Nov. 30: Reading at Foyle's, London, 6:30PM.
Dec. 7: Reading at Quail Ridge Books & Music, Raleigh NC, 7:30PM.