Performance by Eugenia Cheng
Reception at 7 pm, Performance 7:30-8:30 pm
The Sum of the Score: Math in Music
Math and music are often said to be related, but does this go any deeper than the fact that they both involve counting? In this lively hybrid of talk and concert, mathematician and pianist Eugenia Cheng uncovers mathematical structures in some of her favorite pieces of classical music. Joined by baritone Peter Wesoloski, she will perform works by Bach, Schubert, Schumann, Brahms, Wagner, Ravel, Debussy and Vaughan Williams. The music will be interspersed with discussion of a wide range of mathematical concepts in the music including lowest common multiples, prime numbers, fractions, fractals, braids and more.
This event is sponsored by The St. Olaf Department of Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science, The Carleton Department of Mathematics and Statistics, the Michael Morrill Fund, and the Elizabeth Nason Distinguished Women Visitors Fund.