Mar 22

Seattle Club Professor Steve Kelly Event

Carleton Club Professor Steve Kelly Event

Monday, March 22nd, 2010
5:30 pm / Seattle

The Seattle Carleton Club


Professor Steve Kelly

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

Monday, March 22, 2010, 5:30 p.m.

Phinney Neighborhood Center

6532 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle, WA 98103

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. 

There will be light snacks available at 5:30 p.m.  Professor Kelly will begin his talk at 6 p.m. 

Cost:  $10 per person.  To make your reservations, contact the Alumni Affairs Office at 1-800-729-2586.  Please have your credit card information ready, as all reservations for this event need to be paid in advance.

Questions?  Contact Club Chair Kathy Bond ’04.


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.

Sponsored by Seattle Carleton Club. Contact: Jeanne Estrem