"The Artist in Society": Gustavo Dudamel In Conversation With Fintan O’Toole

Thu, Apr 25, 2019, 8:00 pm
Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall

Gustavo Dudamel, Princeton University Concerts' 2018-19 Artist in Residence

The Maestro will be in conversation with Fintan O’Toole, one of Ireland’s leading public intellectuals, a columnist for The Irish Times, and the Leonard L. Milberg ’53 visiting lecturer in Irish Letters at Princeton. The conversation will be chaired by Melissa Lane, Class of 1943 Professor of Politics and Director of the University Center for Human Values.

A reception will follow.

Hosted by the University Center for Human Values. Free and open to the public.

Gustavo Dudamel is the current Music and Artistic Director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, who has championed music as a catalyst for individual, environmental, and world change.

Fintan O’Toole contributes to "The New York Review of Books," "The New Yorker," "Granta," "The Guardian," "The Observer," and other international publications. His books on theater include works on William Shakespeare, Richard Brinsley Sheridan, and Thomas Murphy. His books on politics include the best sellers Ship of Fools and Enough is Enough. In 2011, "The Observer" named O’Toole one of “Britain’s top 300 intellectuals.” He has received the A.T. Cross Award for Supreme Contribution to Irish Journalism, the Millennium Social Inclusion Award, and Journalist of the Year in 2010, the Orwell Prize and the European Press Prize. O’Toole’s History of Ireland in 100 Objects, which covers 100 highly charged artifacts from the last 10,000 years, is currently the basis for Ireland’s postage stamps. His most recent book is "Judging Shaw: The Radicalism of GBS," published by the Royal Irish Academy, and he has recently been appointed official biographer of Nobel Prize-winning poet Seamus Heaney.