BGSU hosting author, music critic Alex Ross as part of 2024 Hansen Musical Arts Series

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio – As part of the 2024 Hansen Musical Arts Series, Bowling Green State University will welcome award-winning author and music critic Alex Ross for a free, public presentation at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 9, in Bryan Recital Hall of the Moore Musical Arts Center.

A critic for The New Yorker since 1996, Ross regularly writes about classical music, covering the field from the Metropolitan Opera to the contemporary avant-garde, and has also contributed essays on literature, history, the visual arts, film and ecology.

His first book, "The Rest Is Noise: Listening to the Twentieth Century," won a National Book Critics Circle Award, the Guardian First Book Award and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. His other works include an essay collection, "Listen to This," and a third book, "Wagnerism: Art and Politics in the Shadow of Music."

Ross has received the George Peabody Medal, an Arts and Letters Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, a Guggenheim Fellowship and a MacArthur Fellowship. As part of his residency at BGSU, Ross will meet with students and community members.

Established in 1996, the Dorothy E. and DuWayne H. Hansen Musical Arts Series Fund brings significant representatives of the musical arts to campus to share their talents with students and those in surrounding communities.

Updated: 01/02/2024 01:55PM