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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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Revolution, Reaction and Romanticism

Many of the ways in which we listen to music, behave in concert halls and treat our performers and composers were formed during the Romantic period. This series looks at how influential this period was in forming our modern musical experience. COURSE OUTLINE Why Romanticism? - How is the 19th century different from all other periods in history;... [More]
$192 Limited / $173

<p>Many of the ways in which we listen to music, behave in concert halls and treat our performers and composers were formed during the Romantic period. This series looks at how influential this period

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17 Feb

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What is an Oratorio?

"For my part, they give me an idea of heaven, where everybody is to sing whether they have voices or not." - Horace Walpole on Handel’s oratorios, 1743. Combining words and music with choir, soloists and orchestra, the oratorio is one of the grandest genres of classical music. Join us as we explore how this wonderful genre works, with its origins... [More]
$49 Limited

<em>"For my part, they give me an idea of heaven, where everybody is to sing whether they have voices or not."</em> - Horace Walpole on Handel’s oratorios, 1743. Combining words and music with choir,

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28 Feb

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Famous Faces of the Transformational Sixties

The 1960’s were arguably the most transformational decade in history. Over four weeks we will look at the people that made it so, the famous and not so famous, the politicians, musicians, movie stars, activists, revolutionaries, writers, and artists, and all against the backdrop of the political and social movements of the time. If you think you... [More]
$145 Limited / $131

<p>The 1960’s were arguably the most transformational decade in history. Over four weeks we will look at the people that made it so, the famous and not so famous, the politicians, musicians, movie

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06 Mar
Please note this course was originally advertised as being on Tuesdays. It has now been moved to Fridays.
$39 Limited

<p>The 1960’s were arguably the most transformational decade in history. Over four weeks we will look at the people that made it so, the famous and not so famous, the politicians, musicians, movie

...
06 Mar
$39 Limited

<p>The 1960’s were arguably the most transformational decade in history. Over four weeks we will look at the people that made it so, the famous and not so famous, the politicians, musicians, movie

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13 Mar
$39 Limited

<p>The 1960’s were arguably the most transformational decade in history. Over four weeks we will look at the people that made it so, the famous and not so famous, the politicians, musicians, movie

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20 Mar
$39 Limited

<p>The 1960’s were arguably the most transformational decade in history. Over four weeks we will look at the people that made it so, the famous and not so famous, the politicians, musicians, movie

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27 Mar

Interested in this course but can't attend? Please the waiting list.

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]
$49 Limited

<p>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

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27 Mar

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Beethoven and The Orchestra

Beethoven’s orchestral works, particularly, his symphonies, expanded the genre and influenced the development of the orchestra and every generation of composers since. These works, including Overtures and the Missa Solemnis, cover three compositional stages and a range of twenty-four years. Beethoven’s innovations bridge the Classical and Romantic... [More]

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Musical Connections: Western Europe and Russia – Renaissance to Revolution

Explore the fascinating musical-cultural connections between Western Europe and Russia from the Renaissance to the Russian Revolution. Beginning in Tudor England and its diplomatic ties with Moscow. We focus on the introduction of Italian and German music to Russia and its impact, and take account of the grand and study tours of prominent Russians... [More]

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John Lennon: The Man and the Beatles Songs He Loved and Loathed

Lennon was arguably one of the most transparent people ever in public life. You knew what he thought, good or bad. That’s what made him so interesting. Post Beatles, Lennon openly and often scathingly discussed the Beatles and their songs. Over four weeks we will track through his thoughts and the Beatles songs he both loved and despised and we... [More]

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Glorious Gershwin

One of the few composers who successfully blended the jazz and the classical traditions, George Gershwin left a music legacy that ranges from the popular song to the classical concerto. From Tin Pan Alley to Broadway to Hollywood, from Rhapsody in Blue to An American in Paris, from Shall We Dance to Porgy and Bess, and a string of memorable songs... [More]

This course has no current classes. Please the waiting list.