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Professor Joseph Kerman Memorial Events

Poster for Prof. Kerman’s 80th Birthday honoring “Contemplating Music: Challenges to Musicology” (1985).

Professor Joseph Kerman passed away at the age of 89 after a long illness on March 17 in Berkeley, California. The New York Times and San Francisco Chronicle published two particularly touching obituaries honoring his life and work.

The Memorial for Professor Kerman will be on Sunday, October 26th at the Bancroft Hotel at 2:00pm. The event itself will probably be close to two hours and will be followed by a reception. The final program will be known closer to the event.

The memorial will be primarily a reminiscence and a testament to Professor Kerman’s scholarly work. While only two pieces will be performed at the memorial, the Friday, October 24th Noon Concert will be dedicated to him and will reflect the progression of his scholarly interests and trajectory in music. It is particularly fitting since Professor Kerman initiated the Noon Concert Series.