Oct 19

Eugene Club Steve Kelly Event

Carleton's Professor Steve Kelly Event

Tuesday, October 19th, 2010
6:30 pm / Eugene

The University of Oregon Musicology Department and

The Eugene Carleton Club


Professor Steve Kelly

“Joan Baez at Spring Hill College:

A Study of Intersecting Histories”

Tuesday, October 19, 2010, 6:30 p.m.

at Collier House

University of Oregon campus

(13th and University, across from the Erb Memorial Union)

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.

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, Prof. Kelly reveals this larger meaning.


This lecture is free and open to the public.


Parking is sometimes available in the guest lot due south of the Erb Memorial Union.  Otherwise, street parking on University Avenue near Esslinger and Mac Court is best.



Sponsored by Eugene Carleton Club. Contact: Jeanne Estrem