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Music Appreciation

Music Appreciation

From the Beatles to opera, and the Middle Ages to today, come and discover some amazing music and the often complex relationship between composers, society, music and ideas.

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Six Years That Changed Music Forever (1965 - 1970)

It could be argued that popular music as we know it today was created in just six years. Take a closer look at the music that mattered and the history behind it: folk rock, progressive rock, heavy metal, heavy rock, modern soul. The foundation of music today. COURSE OUTLINE We will cover one year per week focusing on the key genres: British... [More]
$192 Limited / $173

<p>It could be argued that popular music as we know it today was created in just six years. Take a closer look at the music that mattered and the history behind it: folk rock, progressive rock, heavy

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21 Jul

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Chopin: His Life and Music in Context

The music of Chopin is among the most loved and performed in the world. An outstanding pianist, Chopin wrote primarily for his favourite instrument, but also composed songs and chamber music. The events of his life were often tumultuous, marked by exile, illness, melancholy, homesickness, and failed relationships. But his music-making and the music... [More]
$232 Limited / $209

<p>The music of Chopin is among the most loved and performed in the world. An outstanding pianist, Chopin wrote primarily for his favourite instrument, but also composed songs and chamber music. The

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24 Jul

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Categorising Common Characteristics

When one listens to a composition, by hearing certain characteristics the period of a piece can be ascertained. This series gives listeners of Classical Music the tools to be able to determine the era of a piece and understand the fundamentals bases of each period. The Renaissance – The Renaissance, from about 1400-1600, coincided with the rise of... [More]
$192 Limited / $173

<p>When one listens to a composition, by hearing certain characteristics the period of a piece can be ascertained. This series gives listeners of Classical Music the tools to be able to determine the

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27 Jul
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This course is replacing The Symphony Orchestra: Revealing the Mysteries of Each of the Instrument Groups that is being advertised in the brochure for Winter 2020.

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The Elements of Music

Have you ever wondered if you could understand more about how music works? This lecture allows you to dip your toe into the water of music theory, and discover the craft behind the magic of music. We will explore the basic elements of music’s inner workings, and hear how they apply to both classical and contemporary styles. No prior musical... [More]
$39 Limited

<p>Have you ever wondered if you could understand more about how music works? This lecture allows you to dip your toe into the water of music theory, and discover the craft behind the magic of music.

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21 Aug

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Understanding the Orchestra

The sound of a great symphony orchestra in full flight is one of the most thrilling sounds in all of western classical music. This course explores the instruments of the orchestra and the variety of sounds they can achieve, and examines the growth and development of the symphony orchestra. It also explores the kind of music written for the... [More]
$125 Limited / $113

<p>The sound of a great symphony orchestra in full flight is one of the most thrilling sounds in all of western classical music. This course explores the instruments of the orchestra and the variety

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05 Sep

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Three English Music Cities: London, Liverpool and Manchester

The onset of Beatlemania in the 1960s, put London and Liverpool on the map as iconic rock music cities. In the same decade, Manchester made its mark with the emergence of the Hollies and Herman’s Hermits. Punk, new wave, ‘Madchester’ and ‘Britpop’ saw all three cities consolidate their reputations as dynamic creative hubs. In this course we will... [More]
$39 Limited

<p>The onset of Beatlemania in the 1960s, put London and Liverpool on the map as iconic rock music cities. In the same decade, Manchester made its mark with the emergence of the Hollies and Herman’s

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08 Sep

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Slow Hand at 75: Eric Clapton Guitar Superstar

His career has been many sided; as a young Yardbird, who didn’t want to play pop; a short time with John Mayall putting his band into the spotlight; as a member of Cream, the first and ultimate power trio; and as a dynamic solo artist. Come along for a night of great music and memories. COURSE OUTLINE Young Eric from Ripely and the Blues Slow Hand... [More]

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The Symphony Orchestra: Revealing the Mysteries of Each of the Instrument Groups

Many people attend orchestral concerts and can name the instruments playing but the actual physicality, dimension, sound production, history and function of most instruments remains a mystery. This series deals with each of the instrumental families of the orchestra and discusses the similarities and difference between each group and each other,... [More]