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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Pfeiffer Concludes Distinguished Faculty Lecture Series Tuesday, November 4

William Folger Greg Ference Paul Pfeiffer
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SALISBURY, MD---When the Bratislava Boys Choir (Tuesday, September 16) and Vienna Boys Choir (Thursday, October 23) visit Salisbury University this fall, their singing styles will reflect the backgrounds of their respective regions.

Dr. William Folger, Department of Music chair and director of choral activities at SU, explores some of the reasons why during the discussion “East-West European Choral Traditions.”

The inaugural presentation in this semester’s Distinguished Faculty Lecture Series, his talk is Wednesday, September 10. All lectures in the series begin at 7 p.m. in the Great Hall of Holloway Hall.

Dr. Greg Ference of the History Department continues the series with “The Spark: The Death of an Obscure Archduke Starts the Great War” Wednesday, October 15. He discusses the reasons behind the 1914 assassination of Archduke Francis Ferdinand, Austro-Hungarian heir apparent, and the steps that followed, leading to war.

The series concludes with Dr. T. Paul Pfeiffer, chair of the Theatre and Dance Department. His presentation, “The Elizabethan Playhouse: Symbolism, Mysticism and Politics in Practice,” is Tuesday, November 4. He explores how Elizabethan theatre became the chief voice of national identity and Shakespeare’s men became definitive in raising their fellow countrymen to new standards of pride and place.

Sponsored by the Cultural Affairs Office, admission is free and the public is invited. For more information call 410-543-6271 or visit the SU website at

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