A Conversation on Music & Virtuosity

Panel Discussion
Monday, Oct 16, 2017

The Townsend Center brings together a selection of eminent figures in the field of music to explore what we mean when we talk about virtuosity. Who earns the distinction of being called a virtuoso? Is it a fruitful or a limiting concept? What assumptions underlie its use, and how successfully does the idea of virtuosity travel across different genres and cultures? Panelists include Kim Kashkashian, Ken Ueno, and John Santos. Ben Ratliff moderates.