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THE BAROQUE MASTERS: BACH AND HANDEL

Instructor, Dr. Angela Lickiss Aleo

Come explore the life and works of two of the greatest Baroque masters, Johann Sebastian Bach and George Frederic Handel. We will listen to and discuss several of their favorite classics, including:

Bach: the Brandenburg Concerti and Cantati & Handel: Messiah, opera, and more!

Meeting Mondays 7:00 – 8:00 pm starting Monday, February 19, 26, March 4 and 11.

THIS IS A VIRTUAL CLASS HELD VIA ZOOM, $60.

(Registration Closed)


FIRST NIGHTS: FIVE MUSICAL PREMIERES

Instructor, Dr. Angela Lickiss Aleo

Have you ever wondered what it was like to be at the premiere of some of the most influential musical works? In this class we will take a deeper look at five musical works and premieres that impacted the direction music would take for years to come. We will discuss the historical context and culture around these premieres and look at primary and secondary sources to give a broader understanding of the environment that these works came from.

Orfeo by Claudio Monteverdi
Messiah by Georg Frederic Handel
Symphony No 9 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Symphonie fantastique by Hector Berlioz
Le sacre du printemps by Igor Stravinsky

Mondays, from 7:00-8:00 pm
5 week class, January 15, 22, 29, February 5, 12

THIS IS A VIRTUAL CLASS HELD VIA ZOOM, $80.

(Registration Closed)


IMPRESSIONISM: MUSICIANS AND ARTISTS

Instructor, Dr. Angela Lickiss Aleo

Have you ever looked at an Impressionist painting and wondered how this relates to Impressionist music? What is Impressionism and what is Impressionistic music? This class will explore the similarities and differences between this visual art and music during this exciting period. We will discuss the following pieces and more…

Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun by Claude Debussy
Three Nocturnes by Claude Debussy
La Mer by Maurice Ravel
And more!

Fall 2023: November 6, 13, 20, 27

Mondays, 7:00-8:00 pm

THIS IS A 4-WEEK VIRTUAL CLASS HELD VIA ZOOM, $60.

(Registration Closed)


BEETHOVEN: THE MAN AND THE MUSIC

Instructor, Dr. Angela Lickiss Aleo

We have all heard Beethoven’s music, but what do we know about the man? This class will cover Ludwig van Beethoven the person, as well as the music. We will listen to and discuss several different works by Beethoven throughout his life. Join us to learn what to listen for and what makes the music of Beethoven so great!

Mondays, 7:00-8:00 pm

THIS IS A 4-WEEK VIRTUAL CLASS HELD VIA ZOOM, $60.

(Registration Closed)


THE GREAT PIANIST COMPOSERS

Instructor, Dr. Angela Lickiss Aleo

Here we have some of the most recognizable and influential composers who also used the piano as one of their primary instruments. We will examine how they used the piano in their compositional process and as an expressive tool in performing. We will also learn about their compositions and listen to some of the best pianists of the 20th century to highlight these composers.

Johann Sebastin Bach, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Ludwig van Beethoven, Frédéric Chopin, Clara Schumann, Franz Liszt, Sergei Rachmaninov, and more.

Thursdays, 7:00-8:00 pm

THIS IS A 4-WEEK VIRTUAL CLASS HELD VIA ZOOM, $60.

(Registration Closed)


THE MANY MUSICS OF MOZART: OPERA, SYMPHONIES, AND THE REQUIEM

Instructor, Dr. Angela Lickiss Aleo

How did Mozart have so many musical ideas? And why are so many of them so good? Let’s explore Mozart’s life and music to identify what makes his music stand the test of time.

We will listen to and discuss several different works by Mozart over the course of 4 weeks.

Mondays, 7:00-8:00 pm

THIS IS A 4-WEEK VIRTUAL CLASS HELD VIA ZOOM, $60.

(Registration Closed)


TC Phil Education Programs made possible in part by grants from the Edmund F. and Virginia B. Ball Foundation, Eagles for Children, the Biederman Family Foundation, the Alden and Vada Dow Family Foundation, the Michigan Arts & Culture Council, Northwest Michigan Arts & Culture Network, Rotary Charities, the Grand Traverse Regional Community Foundation, the Oleson Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts, as well as support from patrons like you!