Norman Sicily: Art & Power in Palermo
Humanities West opens its 2017-2018 Season with Norman Sicily: Art & Power in Palermo, a two-day program of lectures, discussions, and musical performances exploring the multi-ethnic clash of 11th century Sicily, emphasizing the powerful Norman influence on art, music, architecture, and politics. Highlights include: Performance / Sicily at the Opera: Sicilian Life on the Operatic Stage / Clifford (Kip) Cranna. Manifesting Connections: The Art and Architecture of the Kingdom of Sicily / Sharon Gerstel. The Courtly Love Poetry of Syracuse in Sicily / Beverly Allen. Performance / Troubadour Music from the Court of Frederick II / Tim Rayborn.