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Ballet at La Scala Milan and the Royal Opera House Covent Garden

Discuss and view the magnificent productions of La Scala Milan (visiting Brisbane in November) and the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, i including both new interpretations and some recently devised ballets. The composers range from Mozart through Delibes, Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov, Minkus to Messager, the choreographers include Rudolf Nureyev, Sir Frederick Ashton, Massimiliano Volpini, and Marius Petipa. SUGGESTED READING Laura Jacobs, Celestial Bodies: How to Look at Ballet,... [More]
$228 Limited inc GST / $205
Ballet at La Scala Milan and the Royal Opera House Covent Garden

<p>Discuss and view the magnificent productions of La Scala Milan (visiting Brisbane in November) and the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, i including both new interpretations and some recently

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Female Composers Throughout the Ages

Throughout time women have been excluded from the world of professional music and especially composing. Those few who succeeded in the compositional world were marginalised, forbidden to write certain types of music and had their reputations questioned. We look at the lives of some female composers from the Medieval to the present day and traces their journeys, the sacrifices they had to make and the exquisite music they wrote. COURSE OUTLINE At the beginning of the Baroque period... [More]
$189 Limited inc GST / $170
Female Composers Throughout the Ages

<p>Throughout time women have been excluded from the world of professional music and especially composing. Those few who succeeded in the compositional world were marginalised, forbidden to write

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More Love Affairs

Classical music has always been the domain of real-life lovers. In a previous course, we considered a number of composers and performers whose relationships brought joy and sorrow. The same can be said of this course which starts with the heart-ache of Franz Schubert, traverses the complicated relationships of Georges Sand and Frederic Chopin, the social scandal of Claude Debussy and Emma Bardac, and incorporates stories of happy couples. Their destinies span the 19th and 20th... [More]
$189 Limited inc GST / $170
More Love Affairs

<p>Classical music has always been the domain of real-life lovers. In a previous course, we considered a number of composers and performers whose relationships brought joy and sorrow. The same can

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Salzburg - Mozart and More

A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Salzburg is most widely known as Mozart’s birthplace. And while music and culture festivals are a big draw card for tourist crowds, the city has many more exciting attractions to offer. From Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque architecture of churches and palaces, to landscapes and culinary delights. Join Jo Gerk on a virtual stroll through this fascinating city and in the Northern foothills of the Alps. [More]
$38 Limited inc GST
Salzburg - Mozart and More

A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Salzburg is most widely known as Mozart’s birthplace. And while music and culture festivals are a big draw card for tourist crowds, the city has many more exciting

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Hail, Hail Rock and Roll: A Celebration of the Life and Music of Chuck Berry

Celebrate the life and music of Chuck Berry “the father of Rock and Roll” with a collection of performances, including excerpts from his 60th birthday concert, the TAMI show in 1964, the Peace concert in Canada in 1969, the lost and very rare BBC concerts of 1972 and more. We’ll also see, as an introduction, rare performances of other early rockers including Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis, Elvis and Chuck’s first piano player Johnnie Johnson. Come along and enjoy a day of rocking... [More]
$96 Limited inc GST / $86
Hail, Hail Rock and Roll: A Celebration of the Life and Music of Chuck Berry

<p>Celebrate the life and music of Chuck Berry “the father of Rock and Roll” with a collection of performances, including excerpts from his 60th birthday concert, the TAMI show in 1964, the Peace

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Travelling the Blues Trail: Memphis and Mississippi

Journey down the “Blues Highway” from Memphis through the entire Mississippi Delta and beyond. Visit Beale Street, Sun Studios, The Stax Museum of Soul Music, Gracelands, the Clarksdale Music Festival, the BB King Museum and much more. COURSE OUTLINE How the Blues Began – Life in the Delta Memphis: America’s Music City Beale Street, home of the Urban Blues Sun Studio Tour – The birthplace of Rock and Roll Stax Museum: The Home of Southern Soul Gracelands – The Home of Elvis A Trip... [More]
$38 Limited inc GST
Travelling the Blues Trail: Memphis and Mississippi

<p>Journey down the “Blues Highway” from Memphis through the entire Mississippi Delta and beyond. Visit Beale Street, Sun Studios, The Stax Museum of Soul Music, Gracelands, the Clarksdale Music

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An Evening with Bach

The Christmas Oratorio, the Mass in B Minor, Air on the G String, the Brandenburg Concertos... Johann Sebastian Bach composed of some of the most famous works of the classical repertoire, and influenced perhaps more composers than any other figure in classical music. But he lived a quiet life, surrounded by the family he loved, and little-known in greater musical circles. In this lecture, we explore the life and music of this wonderful composer. COURSE OUTLINE Bach’s place in music... [More]
$49 Limited inc GST
An Evening with Bach

<p>The Christmas Oratorio, the Mass in B Minor, Air on the G String, the Brandenburg Concertos... Johann Sebastian Bach composed of some of the most famous works of the classical repertoire, and

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Music and Art for Christmastide: From the Renaissance to Today

A seasonal, festal presentation of some of the most beautiful music, art and sculpture created for the Christmas season. The artists will include the greats of the Renaissance, the 18th and 19th centuries, as well as a selection of outstanding modern artists. PLANNED LEARNING OUTCOMES By the end of this course, students should be able to: Appreciate the beauty and depth of the different musical and artistic works presented. Evaluate the significance of the social aspects of... [More]
$49 Limited inc GST
Music and Art for Christmastide: From the Renaissance to Today

<p>A seasonal, festal presentation of some of the most beautiful music, art and sculpture created for the Christmas season. The artists will include the greats of the Renaissance, the 18th and 19th

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