Schedule (a detailed schedule will be sent to conference participants)

Friday, November 5, 2010
3:30 pm                Check-In/Registration/Welcome
4:30 pm                Plenary Session I: "Chopin's Life and Music"

                                                                Excerpts from film: "Chopin: Desire for Love"
                                                Individual Thematic Presentations
                                                Performance: Cecylia Barczyk and Reynaldo Reyes (Chopin: Sonata for Cello and Piano)
6:15 pm                Dinner Break
7:30 pm               "Chopin's Life and Music" - Reflections and Performance by Ann Schein
                                               "George Sand: Help or Hindrance?"
                                                Chopin: Sonata in B minor, Op. 58
                                Reception following the concert

Saturday, November 6, 2010

9:00 am                Plenary Session II
Keynote - Maxim Gershunoff: "It's Not All Song and Dance: A Life Behind the Scenes"
10:15 am             Refreshments
10:30 am             Plenary Session III:
The State of Classical Music  
                                        International Perspectives (presented by cultural attachés from Europe, Asia, and South America)
                                        Presider: TBA
12:15 pm             Lunch Break
2:00 pm              
Plenary Session IV: The State of Classical Music
                              U.S. Perspectives (presented by artists, educators, managers, media)
                                        Presider: TBA
3:30 pm                Refreshments
4:00 pm               
Plenary Session V:The State of Classical Music
                                        Presider: TBA
·                                                         Small-group discussions
6:00 pm                Dinner Break
7:30 pm                Concert
                              Performers include The American Virtuosi, The Mount St. Mary's University Chorale (led by Dr. Andrew
                              Rosenfeld), and The Towson University Chamber Ensemble (directed by Prof. Cecylia Barczyk)

Sunday, November 7, 2010

9:30 am                Sunday Celebration: Words and Music (details TBA)
10:15 am             
Plenary Session VI: Peering into the Future of Classical Music
·                                                          Education, Careers, Music Industry, Media, Audiences/Sponsors

                                        Presider: TBA
                                        Open Forum
11:30 am                  Conclusions
12:15 pm              Lunch (optional)