Past Lectures (2015)

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Once Upon a Time - Lecture

Sunday, April 26th, 2015 at 2:00pm

 

 

Once Upon a Time… when you hear those words you know that something magical is about to begin.  Let your imagination take you somewhere far, far away with music inspired by the most beloved Fairy Tales. From the tragic "Rusalka" (The Little Mermaid) by Dvorak, to Rossini's comic opera "La Cenerentola" (Cinderella), watch your favorite stories come to life.  Other works we will explore include Dukas’ "The Sorcerer's Apprentice", Puccini's "Turandot" and Tchaikovsky's "Sleeping Beauty".

Pirates and Adventure - Lecture

Sunday, May 17th, 2015 at 2:00pm

 

 

Come aboard the Jolly Roger for a journey throughout classical music that has been inspired by pirates, adventure and the sea!  From Symphonic works to Broadway, many composers have created music that bring the stories of the sea to life.  In this class we will look into pieces including Rimsky-Korsakov's "Sheherazade", Gilbert and Sullivan's "Pirates of Penzanze", Mendelssohn's "Hebrides" Overture, Debussy's "La Mer", and Bernstein’s "Peter Pan".  Get ready for an epic adventure!

Heart Throbs of the Romantic Era - Lecture

Wednesday, May 20th, 2015 at 7:30pm

 

Romantic Heart Throbs of the Romantic EraFall in love with the music of the great 19th Century Composers and learn how the world of music changed after Beethoven's 9th Symphony. From intimate chamber music in salons, the large orchestration of symphonies, and tremendous variety in opera, and ballet, uncover the beauty and passion from the Romantic Era.  In this class we will explore the music of Beethoven, Brahms, Wagner, Tchaikovsky, Rimsky Korsakov, and more!

I Hear A Symphony - Lecture

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015 at 7:45pm

 

In this class, Jessica will teach you how to follow and understand a Symphony making your concert experiences even more fulfilling. Learn about the three planes of active listening as we explore numerous works by composers including Mozart, Beethoven, Dvorak and Brahms. We will then watch and analyze Beethoven's Symphony No. 1 (Leonard Bernstein with Vienna Philharmonic) and learn how a Symphony is structured, what a "movement" is, and how to really feel the music!

Heart Throbs of the Romantic Era - Lecture

Friday, June 5th, 2015 at 1:30pm

 

Romantic Heart Throbs of the Romantic EraFall in love with the music of the great 19th Century Composers and learn how the world of music changed after Beethoven's 9th Symphony. From intimate chamber music in salons, the large orchestration of symphonies, and tremendous variety in opera, and ballet, uncover the beauty and passion from the Romantic Era.  In this class we will explore the music of Beethoven, Brahms, Wagner, Tchaikovsky, Rimsky Korsakov, and more!

Heart Throbs of the Romantic Era - Lecture

Friday, June 23rd, 2015 at 2:00pm

 

Romantic Heart Throbs of the Romantic EraFall in love with the music of the great 19th Century Composers and learn how the world of music changed after Beethoven's 9th Symphony. From intimate chamber music in salons, the large orchestration of symphonies, and tremendous variety in opera, and ballet, uncover the beauty and passion from the Romantic Era.  In this class we will explore the music of Beethoven, Brahms, Wagner, Tchaikovsky, Rimsky Korsakov, and more!

Classical Music through the Ages - Lecture

Sunday, July 12th, 2015 at 2:00pm

 

Let's explore the world of classical music! Students are introduced to classical music as a whole, and breaks down music into different eras including Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and Contemporary. Learn about Bach, Vivaldi, Mozart and Beethoven- and much more! At the end of each section there is a "name that tune", where students discover they know more than they realize!

Classical Music through the Ages - Lecture

Friday, July 17th, 2015 at 2:30pm

 

Let's explore the world of classical music! Students are introduced to classical music as a whole, and breaks down music into different eras including Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and Contemporary. Learn about Bach, Vivaldi, Mozart and Beethoven- and much more! At the end of each section there is a "name that tune", where students discover they know more than they realize!

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