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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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The Operas of Puccini

Audiences love the operas of Italian composer Giacomo Puccini. In this course we’ll immerse ourselves in La Boheme, Tosca, and Madam Butterfly - the ever-popular operas Puccini wrote around the turn of the 20th century with librettists Illica and Giacosa - as also his early success Manon Lescaut and later productions, The Girl of the Golden West,... [More]
$166 Limited / $149

<p>Audiences love the operas of Italian composer Giacomo Puccini. In this course we’ll immerse ourselves in <em>La Boheme</em>, <em>Tosca</em>, and <em>Madam Butterfly</em> - the ever-popular operas

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11 Oct

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Chopin, Music and Letters

Chopin’s life was regrettably short but his output was prolific both in musical compositions and letters. His music has long brought pleasure to listeners whether the compositions be waltzes, mazurkas, études, preludes, nocturnes, ballades, impromptus for solo piano or solo piano combined with orchestra in his two concerti. His letters are not at... [More]
$232 Limited / $209

<p>Chopin’s life was regrettably short but his output was prolific both in musical compositions and letters. His music has long brought pleasure to listeners whether the compositions be waltzes,

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13 Oct

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Music and its Architectural Environment: From Renaissance Florence to Bach and Handel

Learn about and enjoy some of the most outstanding music composed for specific architectural environments, in 15th century Florence and Milan, 16th century Rome and Ferrara, Tudor England, and 18th century Venice, Rome, north/central Germany and London. Through numerous illustrations of the appropriate buildings and YouTube links we will study such... [More]
$232 Limited / $209

<p>Learn about and enjoy some of the most outstanding music composed for specific architectural environments, in 15th century Florence and Milan, 16th century Rome and Ferrara, Tudor England, and 18th

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15 Oct
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Please note that this class was originally titled "Music and its Architectural Environment: Tallis, Vivaldi, and Bach" in the brochure. This class is now being delivered Online only for Spring term.

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The History of Abbey Road Studio and Its Famous Acts

The most famous recording studio in the world – Abbey Road. We will go inside the studio with video and track its history through its many famous artists. We will listen to the music from first takes to the end product. We will hear over 50 famous artists and the music they created at Abbey Road. And yes we will take a look at that famous crossing.... [More]
$145 Limited / $131

<p>The most famous recording studio in the world – Abbey Road. We will go inside the studio with video and track its history through its many famous artists. We will listen to the music from first

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19 Oct

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The Joy of Choral Music

From Handel’s Messiah to Orff’s Carmina Burana, choral music has always thrilled and inspired us. We sing in choirs for important occasions, for celebrations and mourning, and when we want to speak together with one voice. This music appreciation course provides a guide to understanding and enjoying Western choral music in all its glory, with a... [More]
$125 Limited / $113

<p>From Handel’s <em>Messiah</em> to Orff’s <em>Carmina Burana</em>, choral music has always thrilled and inspired us. We sing in choirs for important occasions, for celebrations and mourning, and

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13 Nov

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The Brill Building – The Most Famous Song Writing Factory in the World

At 1619 Broadway the Brill Building housed some of the best songwriters in US musical history. We will track the history of the building through its song writers – from Benny Goodman to Paul Simon (as Jerry Landis), Burt Bacharach to Barry Mann. Neil Sedaka, Phil Spector and many more and associated musicians and bands. DELIVERY MODE Hybrid (F2F &... [More]
$145 Limited / $131

<p>At 1619 Broadway the Brill Building housed some of the best songwriters in US musical history. We will track the history of the building through its song writers – from Benny Goodman to Paul Simon

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16 Nov
$145 Limited / $131

<p>At 1619 Broadway the Brill Building housed some of the best songwriters in US musical history. We will track the history of the building through its song writers – from Benny Goodman to Paul Simon

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16 Nov

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Rock and Roll Heaven

As the song said, "there must be a Rock and Roll Heaven" - Come along and hear some of the late greats from four genres, who have passed away, in this two-hour journey of memories. Muddy Waters, BB King Howlin Wolf, Soul, Otis Redding, Sam and Dave, Aretha Franklin, James Brown, Rock, The Doors, Chuck Berry, Do Diddley, Australia's John O'Keefe,... [More]
$39 Limited

<p>As the song said, "there must be a Rock and Roll Heaven" - Come along and hear some of the late greats from four genres, who have passed away, in this two-hour journey of memories. Muddy Waters, BB

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26 Nov

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Music and Art for Christmastide: Seasonal Variations

Sacred and secular works will be featured, and their various interconnections and architectural settings, explored. Composers include Bach, Walther, Mozart, Brahms, Cornelius, and Stravinsky, as well as outstanding modern arrangements of several carols, including a text by the Venerable Bede. DELIVERY MODE Face-to-Face... [More]
$49 Limited

<p>Sacred and secular works will be featured, and their various interconnections and architectural settings, explored. Composers include Bach, Walther, Mozart, Brahms, Cornelius, and Stravinsky, as

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08 Dec

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An Evening with Vivaldi

Vivaldi is one of the most-loved composers of the Baroque period. From his Gloria to the Four Seasons, his music has an energy and vibrancy that delights audiences everywhere. Join us to spend an evening exploring his life and music, from his early years as a Catholic priest, through his success in opera, to his final years in Vienna. No prior... [More]
$39 Limited

<p>Vivaldi is one of the most-loved composers of the Baroque period. From his Gloria to the Four Seasons, his music has an energy and vibrancy that delights audiences everywhere. Join us to spend an

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17 Dec

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Celebrating Beethoven: Life and Legacy

Beethoven lived in an incredibly tumultuous time. Born in 1770, he was 19 at the start of the French Revolution, and a political junkie. By the time he died in 1827 he had lived through the Napoleonic Wars, the Congress of Vienna and its repercussions. Through all of this Beethoven completely changed the musical landscape of Western music taking it... [More]

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