This mini-music appreciation course, offered in four class sessions, is designed to introduce people to the world of classical music or serve as a refresher course for those somewhat knowledgeable about classical music.
The course will be held on Tuesdays from 6:00 – 7:15 pm at Ligonier Valley Library starting on September 10 and running through October 1. Cost is $20.00 per person. Advanced registration is required. The course is limited to 15 people.
Classical Encounters explores the four basic periods of classical music – Baroque, Classical, Romantic and Contemporary. Emphasis is placed on recognizing the various style periods and learning terminologies that improve one’s knowledge and appreciation for what is happening in the music. The goal is to have the listener be more comfortable when listening to classical music.
For more information on how to register, stop in or call the Ligonier Valley Library at 724-238-6451. Participants are strongly encouraged to attend all four classes as each one builds on the previous class.
The instructor is Morrie Brand, Director of the Westmoreland Symphony’s Academy of Music and Music Director of the Westmoreland Youth Symphony Orchestra Program. He is a former college music teacher and professional musician with St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, now an active music teacher and composer. He served as Managing Director of the WSO from 2000 until 2017.
Classical Encounters is presented by the Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra Academy of Music.
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