🎼  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 syllabus and course website – Linda
    • Discussion theme: The concerto; intro to Barber’s Violin Concerto – Linda

 

Class #2, Monday September 16: 

  • RI Programming Strategies and Fall Preview:
    • Guest Speaker: David Gasper, Artistic Manager of the RI Phil
  • Preview Part I: RI Phil September 28 Concert
    • Brief intro: Sergei Rachmaninoff Class volunteer - Robert Pearlman
    • Preview of  Rachmaninoff, Piano Concerto #3 – Linda
    • Brief intro to Yefim Bronfman – Lilian Hayes

Class #3, Monday September 23: 

  • Preview Part II: RI Phil September 28 Concert:
    • Intro to Bramwell Tovey, the conductor and the composer – Fredda Sharfstein
    • Intro to Bela Bartok – Class volunteer - Eileen Horowitz
    • Guest speaker: Jane Murray, English Horn, RI Philharmonic. Prof. URI, oboe and English horn oboe.
    • Preview: Bartok, Concerto for Orchestra - Linda


Saturday, September 28, 2019 at 8 PM: Concert

RI Philharmonic Orchestra

Bramwell Tovey, conductor
Yefim Bronfman, piano

  • Rachmaninoff, Piano Concerto #3
  • 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 Gustav Holst  – Susan Moubayed
    • 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 –  Linda
  • Preview Part I: RI Chamber Music November 14th Concert
    • Guest: Board Members from the RI Chamber Music Concerts: Penny Backman, Sheryl Cohen, and Heidi Smith, who is also Chair, RICMC Program Committee.
    • Intro to Grazyna Bacewicz – Arleen Strom
    •  Preview of Bacewicz String Quartet #4   – Linda



Class #6, Monday October 28: 

  • Preview Part II: RI Chamber Music November 14th Concert
    • Intro to Franz Joseph Haydn - Bonnie
    • Preview: Haydn String Quartet in G MajorOp. 77, No 1 - Linda
    • Preview: Schumann String Quartet #41.3 – Linda
  • Preview Part I: RI Phil November 16th Concert:
    • Intro: Tchaikovsky – Sheryl Mason
    • Preview: Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto #2 - class discussion    
    • Intro: Anne Marie McDermott, pianist – Janice Raftery

 

Class #7, Monday November 4: 

  • Preview Part II: RI Phil November 16th Concert:
    • Intro: Dmitri Shostakovich – Nancy Maddocks
    • Preview: Shostakovich Symphony #10; the enigmas and the secret codes – 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

  • Still In Memoriam: The Colored Soldiers Who Died for Democracy 
  • Tchaikovsky, Piano Concerto #2
  • Shostakovich, Symphony #10


Class #8, Monday November 18: 

  • Post-Concert Conversations:
    • RI Philharmonic concert - Patricia Fisher 
    • RI Chamber concert -  *** Volunteer needed 
  • Preview Part I: RI Phil December Concert: Handel’s Messiah
    • Intro to Handel: Life and Times  - Duncan Smith
    • Intro to Oratorios – *** class volunteer
    • Intro to the Providence Singers – Marthe Nielsen


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
    • Preview: Messiah libretto - Duncan Smith
    • 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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