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Tommies and Sammies

May 18th 2017 @ Montpelier Room

Washington, DC
I Was There
Thursday, May 18th, 2017
7:00 PM
Montpelier Room
101 Independence Ave, SE, Washington, DC 20540
American Musicological Society Lecture“Johnnies, Tommies and Sammies: Music and the WWI Alliance”Christina Bashford, Associate Professor, University of Illinois, Urbana-ChampaignWilliam Brooks, Composer and MusicologistGayle Sherwood Magee, Associate Professor, University of Illinois, Urbana-ChampaignLaurie Matheson, VocalistJustin Vickers, Assistant Professor, Illinois State University
Musicologists Bashford, Brooks and Magee are joined by musicians Matheson and Vickers to explore the contributions of popular songs from the United States, Canada and Britain to the “Allies” of World War I. This is the story of the creation of the “Allied” cultural identity from the distinct contributions of each country.
Presented in association with the Library of Congress exhibitions, “World War I: American Artists View the Great War” and "Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I."
Additional Ticketing InformationSeating is first-come, first-served for patrons with a reservation. For best seating options, patrons are encouraged to arrive half an hour before the scheduled start of the event. Walkups are encouraged, as additional tickets may be available at the door. At five minutes before the start of the event, all empty seats will be available on a first-come, first served basis to all patrons. For patrons unable to obtain a reservation, we still encourage attendance—while there is no guarantee of seating due to the intimate size of some spaces, patrons are almost always able to be accommodated.
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