Noted Concert Pianist to Discuss Aesthetics and Music;
Talk is UNCA's 2003 Dorr Endowed Lecture
Noted concert pianist Peter Pesic will discuss "Aesthetics and Music" at 12:15 p.m. Tuesday, March 18, at UNC Asheville's Lipinsky Auditorium. The talk is the 2003 lecture in UNCA's Laurence and Joyce Dorr series "Aesthetics: Thinking Beyond Experience." The event is free and open to the public.
For more than 20 years, Pesic has been on the faculty of St. John's College in Santa Fe, N.M. As a pianist, he has given more than 100 concerts in New Mexico and across the United States. Pesic is the author of several books, including "Labyrinth: A Search for the Hidden Meaning of Science" and "Seeing Double: Shared Identities in Physics, Philosophy and Literature." He holds a doctorate and a master's degree in physics from Stanford University.
The lecture series has been made possible by a gift from Laurence and Joyce Dorr, UNCA emeriti professors. Laurence served as vice chancellor for Academic Affairs, chair of the Philosophy Department and professor in the Humanities Program. Joyce designed, directed and chaired the UNCA music program. She was an instructor in the Music Department as well as the Arts and Ideas Program. Their endowed lecture series seeks to promote philosophical reflection on the arts.
For more information, call UNCA's Philosophy Department at 828/251-6413.
- Dr. Gordon Wilson, UNCA Philosophy Dept. Chair, 828/251-6349
- Jill Yarnall, UNCA Public Information Assistant Director, 828/251-6526