Mar 20

San Diego Club Professor Steve Kelly Event

Carleton Club Professor Steve Kelly Event

Saturday, March 20th, 2010
3:00 pm / San Diego
Attendees listen to Steve Kelly giving his presentation.

The San Diego Carleton Club


Professor Steve Kelly

“Joan Baez at Spring Hill College:  A Study of Intersecting Histories”

Saturday, March 20, 2010, 3 p.m.

at the home of Steve ’64 and Penny Duermeyer

Please join Carleton alums, parents, and friends for a presentation by Professor of Music Steve Kelly.  Steve has been at Carleton since 1974 as a music professor and as the Dean of Budget and Planning.  He holds a B.S. in music from Spring Hill College, an M.A. from Rutgers University, and a Ph.D. from Ohio State University.  

Please bring hors-d’oeuvres or snacks to share.  Non-alcoholic drinks will be provided.  Please RSVP to Alexis Gelperin ’05 by March 13.

"On May 7, 1963 Joan Baez gave a concert at Spring Hill College in Mobile Alabama.  On the surface this would seem to be a wholly unremarkable event.  After all, in 1963 Joan Baez, who had emerged as the “Queen” of the folk revival, performed on many college campuses.  However, this little-known performance in Alabama, on the day after Baez had been present at the historic civil rights demonstrations in Birmingham, takes on extraordinary significance when viewed from the intersection of multiple histories: social, musical, institutional , and personal.  Using eyewitness accounts, photographs, and a precious unreleased live recording which includes Baez’ comments on the racial climate, Professor Kelly reveals this larger meaning."

(The event location and directions were included in the original invitation, and for privacy reasons are not listed here.  If you need assistance, please contact the Alumni Affairs Office at 1-800-729-2586 or the event organizer.)





Sponsored by San Diego Carleton Club. Contact: Jeanne Estrem