UC Berkeley musicologist to give first annual Elizabeth Mazzocco Memorial Lecture

April 19, 5 p.m.

Bernie Dallas Room, Goodell Building, UMass Amherst

Free and open to the public

For the first annual Elizabeth Mazzocco Memorial Lecture, Dr. Anthony Newcomb, Emeritus Professor of Music and Italian Studies at the University of California Berkeley, will present on Luzzasco Luzzaschi's Libro terzo di madrigali a cinque voci (Ferrara, 1582): A Mini-canzoniere d'Amore for Duke Alfonso d'Este's new Bride.

Dr. Newcomb is a scholar of Italian secular music and poetry. His most recent major publication is a multiple-volume edition with extensive critical commentary of the texts and musical settings of the Ferrarese composers Luzzasco Luzzaschi and Alfonso Fontanelli (publications 1570-1605), including the largely unpublished poetry of the school of Ferrarese poets.

The Mazzocco Lecture is named for Elizabeth Mazzocco, who was director of the Five College Center for the Study of World Languages and professor of Italian at the University of Massachusetts Amherst from 1990 until her death in 2014. She was a specialist of language teaching methodology and a scholar of the Italian Renaissance.

The Mazzocco Lecture is sponsored by Five Colleges, in collaboration with the UMass Italian Studies Program.

The Five College Consortium, based in Amherst, Massachusetts, is celebrating its 50th year advancing the extensive educational and cultural objectives of its member institutions—Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke and Smith colleges and the University of Massachusetts Amherst.