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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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Music and Art for Christmastide: Its Architectural Setting

Some of the most beautiful music, art and sculpture created for the Christmas season, from the Baroque period up to today. Both sacred and secular, vocal and instrumental music will be included. 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... [More]
$49 Limited

<p>Some of the most beautiful music, art and sculpture created for the Christmas season, from the Baroque period up to today. Both sacred and secular, vocal and instrumental music will be included.<br

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18 Dec

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The Sounds and Sights of Summer: Music, Art, and Photography

Enjoy inspirational music depicting summer and its varied activities, accompanied by appropriate visual images in the form of paintings and photos. The musical and visual snapshots will focus on Vivaldi in Venice, Haydn in the Austrian countryside, Bach in Leipzig, Berlioz and Fauré in Paris, Debussy inspired by artistic and literary seascapes and... [More]
$135 Limited / $122

<p>Enjoy inspirational music depicting summer and its varied activities, accompanied by appropriate visual images in the form of paintings and photos. The musical and visual snapshots will focus on

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20 Jan

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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]
$232 Limited / $209

<p>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

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05 Feb

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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]
$232 Limited / $209

<p>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

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07 Feb

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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]
$145 Limited / $131

<p>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

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07 Feb
Please note this course was originally advertsied as being on Tuesdays. It has nor been moved to Fridays.

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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]
$125 Limited / $113

<p>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

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08 Feb

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Purple Haze: Music of the Psychedelic Sixties

See and hear some of the most memorable exponents of the Psychedelic sound: the Doors, Jefferson Airplane, Janis Joplin and more. COURSE OUTLINE The Origins of the Psychedelic Sounds The Pop Culture of the 1960s. The Doors- Psychedelic sound and poetry Janis Joplin- Texas Blues and Psychedelia Other bands: Jefferson Airplane, Santana, Grateful Dead... [More]
$145 Limited / $131

<p>See and hear some of the most memorable exponents of the Psychedelic sound: the Doors, Jefferson Airplane, Janis Joplin and more.<br/><p><br/><strong>COURSE OUTLINE</strong></p><ul><li>The Origins

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11 Feb

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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 advertsied as being on Tuesdays. It has nor 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

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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

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