SCC instructors offering free WWI lectures

November 13, 2018

In the wake of the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I, a number of Southeast Community College instructors will explain the significance of the arts during that time period.

“WWI – the Art, Music and Theatre” will take place Sunday, Nov. 18, from 2:30-3:30 p.m. at the Beatrice Public Library, 100 N. 16th St. The event is free to the public and sponsored by the Humanities Department at SCC’s Beatrice Campus.

Dr. Ken Hoppmann, Dr. Jon Gruett and Nancy Hagler-Vujovic, all SCC instructors, will talk about the importance of art and music during this period.

“I will primarily talk about the painting, its style and imagery during this period, as well as futurism, cubism and expressionism,” said Hagler-Vujovic, art instructor.

Gruett will discuss Kurt Weill, a German composer, and his contemporaries, as well as the play, “Woyzeck” by Georg Buchner. Hoppmann will focus on the music from the Second Viennese School, which consists of composers Arnold Schoenberg, Alban Berg and Anton Webern.

World War I, also known as the Great War, originated in Europe and lasted from 1914-1918. It’s been known the war changed the course of music history, as many composers and performers died in battle.

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