The Lesher Center for the Arts
WHAT DOES THE CONDUCTOR DO BESIDES WAVE THE BATON?
WHY IS BEETHOVEN SUCH A BIG DEAL?
WHAT IS THE STATE OF CLASSICAL MUSIC TODAY? (HINT: IT’S SO MUCH MORE THAN JUST BACH, BEETHOVEN AND BRAHMS)
Instructor Scott Foglesong answers these questions and more in Fresh Look: The Symphony Exposed, a fun and stimulating journey through classical music. This introductory course will unlock mysteries and hidden surprises to enhance your enjoyment of all kinds of orchestra music.
Part Five: MUSIC OF OUR TIME—A KALEIDOSCOPE
Beginning in the early 20th century and continuing to the present day, the music of the modern world offers a rich and multi-varied array of styles. We’ll begin with Claude Debussy and move through jazz-inspired composers such as George Gershwin, reaching the 21st century with works written within the past few years. Professor Scott Foglesong and California Symphony Music Director Donato Cabrera will close out the course with a discussion about the past, present, and future of orchestral music.
Dates: Thursday, July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 and on demand through July 31