Conference Schedule for JBS-USA: Salt Lake City, June 11-13, 2015

The schedule for the Salt Lake City JBS-USA Conference has been released!
You will find it below and you can download a PDF copy here. Conference Schedule

For Presenter Bios you may download the PDF here, Presenter Bios

 

THURSDAY, JUNE 11TH, 2015

3:00 PM Check-In – The Plaza Hotel

[Today is the ideal time to tour Temple Square (free) – inquire in the hotel]

4:00 PM Registration – Pick up Packets and Conference ID tags

Note:  The ID tag should accompany you at all times

Dinner on your own – see suggestions in packet

7:10 PM Group-Walk to Tabernacle Choir Rehearsal

Mormon Tabernacle, Temple Square – enter at Door 18 of the Tabernacle as a group

(Rehearsal begins at 7:30 PM.  The Jussi Björling Society-USA will be acknowledged 8:30-9:00 PM)

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FRIDAY, JUNE 12, 2015 ASPEN ROOM – PLAZA HOTEL

8:30 AM Registration – Pick up Packets and Conference ID tags (Hotel Lobby)

8:45 AM Welcome

Walter B. Rudolph, President

Cecilia Hahn, Swedish Consulate of Salt Lake City

Christopher McBeth, Artistic Director, Utah Opera/USUO, Salt Lake City

National Anthem – Jared Oaks, piano

9:00 AM Björling – Recitalist:  Out Front Alone

Keynote Address:  Duff Murphy, Los Angeles, California

10:00 AM Richard Tucker: The American Caruso

Dr. James A. Drake, Merritt Island, Florida

Dr. David N. Tucker, Westport, Connecticut

11:40 am GROUP WALK TO MORMON TABERNACLE

12:00 PM Organ Recital – The Tabernacle on Temple Square Dr. Richard Elliot, Principal Tabernacle Organist

12:30 PM GROUP PHOTO DOWN FRONT IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE RECITAL

12:50 PM Dutch Lunch – Q & A with James Drake and David Tucker at “JB’s”

SPACE IS LIMITED TO THE FIRST 35 PEOPLE WHO SIGN UP

2:00 PM Late Registration – Pick up Packets and Conference ID tags – Aspen Room

2:10 PM Audio Discoveries – A Helsinki Tosca and Copenhagen Recital (samples) Dan Shea, Harald Henrysson and Walter Rudolph

2:30 PM The Björling His Colleagues Knew Dr. James A. Drake, Merritt Island, Florida

3:15 PM The Singer’s Formant Cluster – “Vocal Ring” in the Voice of Jussi Björling  Dr. Ingo Titze

4:10 PM Robert Tuggle, Met Archives – comments (read); Dinner& Auction Overview  Walter Rudolph

4:30 PM GROUP WALK TO THE FAMILY HISTORY LIBRARY

4:45 PM Jussi Björling in the Family History Library Naomi Newbold

7:00 PM The Conference Dinner (for those pre-paid; all drinks by individual payment)

Caffé Molise, 55 W 100 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84101 (Phone: (801) 364-8833)

Comments:  Anders Björling, St. Peter, Minnesota

Auction:  Terry Williams, Kansas City, MO

GROUP PHOTO

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SATURDAY, JUNE 13TH, 2015 SALT LAKE ROOM – PLAZA HOTEL

8:45 AM Registration – Pick up Packets and Conference ID tags

8:50 AM Greeting and Plan-for-the-Day

9:00 AM Five Tenors for Don José

Stephen Hastings, Milan, Italy

9:55 AM Unpacking Engelbrekt:  Natanael Berg’s opera under the Nazis

Jared Oaks, Salt Lake City, Utah

Zachary Milliman, Anchorage, Alaska

Melissa Heath, soprano

10:35 AM Swedish Music Interlude – Ensemble from Utah Valley University Cherilyn Worthen, conductor

11:00 AM Phonography update and “The Netherlands Interview!” Harald Henrysson

11:15 AM David Björling Becomes a Singer:  USA, Sweden and Vienna 1899 – 1908 Harald Henrysson, Säter, Sweden

Lunch is on your own – see suggestions in packet

1:30 PM Panel Discussion – Tonight:  Jussi Björling . . . today

Andrew Farkas – Jacksonville, Florida

Sue Flaster (moderator) – Charleston, South Carolina

Enrique Gilardoni – Santiago, Chile

Stephen Hastings – Milan, Italy

Duff Murphy, Los Angeles – California

2:20 PM Concerts in Voxna, Skansen Stockholm and Strömsbruk 2016 Stefan Olmårs

2:30 PM How’d He Do That?! The Functional Aspects of Jussi Björling’s Singing. Michael Mayer, St. Louis Park, Minnesota

3:30 PM And the Winner is . . . Andrew Farkas, Jacksonville, Florida

4:50 PM Dinner is on your own – see suggestions in packet

6:55 PM GROUP-WALK TO THE ASSEMBLY HALL DEPARTS AT 6:55 PM FROM HOTEL LOBBY

7:30 PM The Jussi Björling Society – USA Conference Recital   (open to the public)

Carla Rae Cook, mezzo-soprano

Jared Oaks, piano

Rebecca Pedersen, soprano

Monica Rasmussen, piano

Banner Smith, tenor

Assembly Hall on Temple Square

GROUP PHOTO DOWN FRONT IMMEDIATELY AFTER

9 – 11 PM Closing Reception Aspen Room – Plaza Hotel

(Conference registrants and Conference Recital Performers only)

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SUNDAY, JUNE 14TH, 2015

9:00 AM Tabernacle Choir “live” broadcast

 8:30 AM On Your Own – gather in Hotel Lobby – group walk

Mormon Tabernacle, Temple Square (be seated at 9 AM for the 9:30 AM broadcast)

9:00 AM JBS-USA Board of Directors Meeting

JB’s Restaurant

Bon voyage – Safe Travels – Thanks for Coming

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