We're sorry, but this activity is over. The last meeting was Tuesday, 11 April 2017.
Fee: $295A 6-week series
Explore some of the most dynamic, sparkling music of the Baroque Era. Why were they written and for whom? Why did they disappear for a century? Who found them and what did they do with them? How do we tackle the challenges they pose modern performers?
Each week of this series will focus on a specific concerto introducing basic elements of the score (whether you read music or not), recorded performances, and discussion on both the historical context and the challenges they pose for performers and listeners today.
At the end of the series, you will have knowledge of the historical sweep of the concertos from their origins to their re-discovery, and a springboard to developing your tastes in modern performances. Ultimately, you will have a deeper appreciation for their inner workings and what makes them so enduring.
About the Instructor:
Dr. Hannah French is a broadcaster with the BBC, guest presenting the Early Music Show and critiquing performances on Record Review. She is a baroque flautist and was, for 12 years, a Lecturer at the Royal Academy of Music (London, UK).
* A 10% discount will be applied automatically at checkout for students who are enrolled concurrently in any of the following Royal Conservatory School music classes: Individual Instruction, Group Classes, Learn to Play/Sing, Small Ensemble, Theory and History.
*If you are an active Conservatory Circle member, please contact 416.408.2825 for a 10% discount on all Music Appreciation courses.
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