Gustav Mahler – The composer you didn’t know you loved!
One of the greatest conductors and composers of all time, Mahler’s music represents the zenith of the symphonic tradition.
Giacomo Puccini – The Ultimate Dramatist
We will look at Puccini’s music and explore how voices, instruments, text, scenery, costumes, and stage design can all come together to make a great emotional impact.
Music for the Holidays – Classical Masterpieces for the month of December
This lecture will look at some of the most popular classical holiday pieces. We will discuss why these pieces have become so closely associated with the Holidays and why we love going back to them every year. We will take an in depth look at Handel’s Messiah, Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker and the Bach Christmas Oratorio as we all get ready for the holiday season.