The third and final network symposium was held online on May 14, 2021. This event was rescheduled from April 2020.
Deborah Annetts, CEO of the Incorporated Society of Musicians and Jamie Njoku-Goodwin, CEO of UK Music, were guest speakers. Over 20 attendees from several academic fields and from the classical music industry discussed issues related to the network topic. Attendees prepared position statements, which are available on this blog. A reading of an excerpt from an early draft of Dzifa Benson’s new play Black Mozart, White Chevalier was presented. This was followed by a q-and-a session with the author. Benson’s play focuses in part on the relationship between Mozart and his contemporary, Joseph Boulogne.
Here is a video of the reading, shared with permission of the author. Please note that the script is a work-in-progress. The recording, a ‘scratch’ presentation, was made to give a sense of the play and to stimulate discussion.