Courtesy of UCR Today

Associate Professor of Musicology Leonora Saavedra, of the UCR Department of Music has been denominated as the scholar-in-residence for the Bard Music Festival in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York.

The festival is in its 26th year of operation and is renowned as being one of the most influential institutions for classical music. This year’s festival is centered around Mexican composer Carlos Chavez, who Saavedra sees as one of the single most influential figures of post-revolutionary Mexican art and art institutions.

The festival was named after a book of essays that Saavedra edited entitled “Carlos Chavez and His World.” The book was published by the Princeton University Press and details Chavez’ rise as one of Latin America’s most eminent modernist composers.

The Bard Music Festival took place August 7-9 and 14-16 at Bard College in New York. In 2007, Professor Byron Adams of UCR’s music department was also designated as the scholar-in-residence for that year’s music festival called “Edward Elgar and His World.”