Jesuits and the Arts Symposium upcoming

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On Tuesday, April 18, there will be a Jesuit Student Research Symposium in the third floor of the Saint Louis University Museum of Art. Te theme is Jesuits and the Arts. Students, faculty, staff, and the public are warmly invited to attend the presentations. Session I is from 11 a.m. – 12 p.m, a light lunch and refreshments from 12- 12:30 p.m and Session II from 12:30-3 p.m.

This is the third annual student symposium to showcase Saint Louis University student research and performance, celebrating and recognizing Jesuit history. This year’s theme emphasizes Jesuit contributions to the fine and performing arts.

One of the organizers, Dr. Silvana Siddali of the History Department, says, “Our speakers will address a variety of topics, including art, architecture and music.”

Junior Karl O’Brien is performing a composition by Domenico Zippoli, S.J. He will be discussing the Italian composer who worked with the native peoples of Paraguay and introduced music to them. O’Brien said, “I’ll also be discussing Baroque music and how Zipoli’s style fit it and fill the air with some music of my own.”

Previous Jesuit Research Symposia have focused on the Jesuit restoration, and the history of Jesuits and slavery. Next year’s symposium will harmonize with the bicentennial celebrations of Saint Louis University