10/19/2017 - 55 Plus Lecture Series - Reimagining Classical Music in the 21st Century

Date:  October 19, 2017
Topic:  Reimagining Classical Music in the 21st Century
Speaker:  Marna Seltzer, Director, Princeton University Concerts
Marna Seltzer will talk about the history of Princeton University Concerts, and how they have changed in the last few years; how she curates the concert series and decides which artists to book; what it takes to run a concert series; how she thinks about expanding and diversifying her audience, and hopefully why she thinks music matters and is relevant to all of our lives.
Marna Seltzer graduated from Boston University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in music history/theory,  Her career began in artist management, first as the personal manager of violinist Itzhak Perlman and then as a manager and booking agent at Herbert Barrett Management in New York City,  She was then hired by The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and worked as its artistic administrator for six years before returning to her childhood home of Chicago where she became Executive Director of The University of Chicago Presents, the professional concert series at The University of Chicago,  In that role, she oversaw the presentation of 20-25 classical music and jazz concerts annually,  In December 2001, the Chicago Tribune recognized Ms. Seltzer as one of two "Chicagoans of the Year" in Classical Music,  In 2006, she left the University of Chicago to follow her husband to New Haven, Connecticut where he was attending graduate school at Yale University,  Shortly after moving to New Haven, Marna started Seltzer Arts Consulting and worked as a freelance consultant in the arts management field for 4 years,  During that time she ran Salt Bay Chamberfest, a small summer music festival located in Southern Maine,  In September 2010 she took the job as the Director of Princeton University Concerts,  She has served on the Board of Chamber Music America, the national service organization for chamber music, and has been on the Board of the National Foundation for the Advancement of the Arts,  She has served on the juries of the Concert Artists Guild National Competition, the National Foundation for the Advancement of the Arts and the Illinois Arts Council,  She has also been a panelist at the National Endowment for the Arts,  In Spring 2017, she will serve on the jury for the Leeds Piano Competition, 

Event location: Social Hall
Event start: 10/19/2017 10:00:00 AM