🎼  Syllabus & Concert Schedule - Week by Week



●   Red asterisks *** indicate opportunities for you to lead discussions & presentations. For more information about these opportunities: click here   

●   For a downloadable version of this syllabus, click here.

●  In the scheule below,  Blue text indicates concert dates and programs.


Fall 2019 Syllabus: LLC Concerts and Conversations


Class #1, Monday September 9: 

  • Welcome to the class – Penney
  • Introduction to the course website – Linda
  • RI Programming Strategies and Fall Preview:
    • Guest Speaker: David Gasper, Artistic Manager of the RI Phil
  • Intro to Musical Styles in Classical Concert Music - Linda

 

Class #2, Monday September 16: 

  • Preview Part I: RI Phil September 28 Concert
    • Intro: Johannes Brahms: Life and Times  – *** class volunteer
    • Introduction to Johannes Brahms: Romantic vs Classical composer?
    • Preview of Brahms’ Piano Concerto #2 – Linda
    • Introduction to Yefim Bronfman – *** class volunteer


Class #3, Monday September 23: 

  • Preview Part II: RI Phil September 28 Concert:
    • Intro to Bramwell Tovey, the conductor and the composer – *** class volunteer
    • Intro to Bela Bartok: Life and Times – *** class volunteer
    • Jeopardy! The category: That isn’t Bartok . . .   – Linda
    • Preview: Bartok, Concerto for Orchestra - Linda

 

Saturday, September 28, 2019 at 8 PM: Concert

RI Philharmonic Orchestra

Bramwell Tovey, conductor
Yefim Bronfman, piano

  • Brahms, Piano Concerto #2
  • Bartok, Concerto for Orchestra


No Class: Monday September 30: Rosh Ha Shanah

 

Class #4, Monday October 7: 

  • Post-Concert Conversation – Bonnie
  • Preview: RI Phil October 19th Concert
    • Intro to Samuel Barber and his Violin Concerto – Penney
    • Intro to James Ehnes, violinist – ***  class volunteer
    • Intro to Gustav Holst: Life and Times – *** class volunteer
    • Preview of Holst’s The Planets – Linda


Monday October 14: No Class - Columbus Day.

 

Saturday, October 19, 2019 at 8 PM: Concert

RI Philharmonic Orchestra

Bramwell Tovey, conductor
James Ehnes, violin

·      Tovey, Urban Runway

·      Barber, Violin Concerto 

·      Holst, The Planets

 

 Class #5, Monday October 21: 

  • Post-Concert Conversation – *** Class volunteer
  • Preview Part I: RI Chamber Music November 14th Concert
    • Guest: RI Chamber Music Concerts
    • Thumbnail bios: Haydn, Schumann, Bacewicz – *** class volunteers
    • Jeopardy! The category: That isn’t Romantic . . .   – Linda


Class #6, Monday October 28: 

  • Preview Part II: RI Chamber Music November 14th Concert
    • Preview: Schumann String Quartet #41.3 – Linda
  • Preview Part I: RI Phil November 16th Concert:
    • Intro: Tchaikovsky, Life and Times – *** class volunteer
    • Preview: Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto #2  *** class volunteer
    • Intro: Anne Marie McDermot, pianist – *** class volunteer

 

Class #7, Monday November 4: 

  • Preview Part II: RI Phil November 16th Concert:
    • Intro: Dmitri Shostakovich, Life and Times – *** class volunteer
    • Jeopardy!: The category: That’s Shostakovich?  . . .   – Linda
    • Guest speaker: Wendy Klein, flutist, Prof., Berklee College of Music: 

         Topic: Music, the Brain, and Ways of Listening


Monday November 11: No Class  -  Veteran’s Day

 

Thursday November 14, 2019: Chamber Concert

The Vision Quartet

·      Haydn String Quartet in G Major, Op. 77, No 1

·      Grazyna Bacewicz String Quartet No 4.

·      Schumann, String Quartet in A Major, Op.41, No 3.

 

Saturday, November 16, 2019 at 8 PM: Orchestra Concert

RI Philharmonic Orchestra

Bramwell Tovey, conductor
Anne Marie McDermott, piano

·      Tovey, Urban Runway

·      Tchaikovsky, Piano Concerto #2

·      Shostakovich, Symphony #10


Class #8, Monday November 18: 

  • Post-Concert Conversations (Two concert follow-ups) – ***  class volunteers
  • Preview Part I: RI Phil December Concert: Handel’s Messiah
    • Intro to Handel: Life and Times – *** class volunteer
    • Intro to Oratorios – *** class volunteer
    • Intro to the Providence Singers – *** class volunteer


No Class: Monday November 25 – Thanksgiving Break

 

Class #9, Monday December 2: 

  • Preview Part II: RI Phil December Concert: Messiah
    • Intro to Handel’s other oratorios - *** class volunteer
    • Preview: Messiah libretto - *** class volunteer
    • Intro to Handel’s Messiah: Guest Michael Galib, Assistant Conductor, Providence Singers


Class #10, Monday December 9: 

  • Winter RI Phil concert previews – Linda
  • Class Party


Saturday, December 14, 2019 at 8 PM: Orchestra Concert

RI Philharmonic Orchestra

Bramwell Tovey, conductor
The Providence Singers

·      Handel’s Messiah




 













    

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