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A Series of Musical Curiosities, Part 2 

Mondays, at 11 am, eastern

January 24 - April 11, 2022

Registration Status: OPEN

Cost: $10 per session or $100 for series of 12

Joe Marchio can’t help but put together the most interesting ideas.  In this new series for the curious, Joe will tackle a wide gamut of musical subjects, from the beginnings of music theory to early opera to cagey, 20th century music;  from Haydn  and Chopin to Bernstein and Williams;  all this and more seasoned with some programmatic and folk music and with a big dash of artificial intelligence thrown in for good measure. 


In this new series,  Joe will answer some of your musical questions that you’ve never dared to ask about before and also ruminations that might be circling in your brain:


Ever Wonder


January 24:       A Musicological Journey with Don Quixote

January 31:       Beethoven Symphony No. 10

February 7:      The Evolution of Music Notation

February 14:    Who is John Cage and what is Chance Music?

February 21:    How Bernstein and Sondheim Created West Side Story

February 28:    Debussy and Musical Impressionism

March 7:           Who Was Frédéric Chopin?

March 14:         Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition

March 21:         Great Black Composers from History

March 28:         Significant Influences of Folk Music in the Classical World

April 4:              How Verdi Created an Opera

April 11:            John Williams Turns 90

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Head Scratcher by Larry Hill


It's OK to ask questions!!!
Why don't you join Joe and explore these fascinating musical ideas and people through the lens of history, art, literature and composition?


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Joe Marchio
Instructor & Guide

Joe Marchio is a graduate of the College of Wooster, where he earned both a Bachelor’s degree in organ performance and a Bachelor of Arts in religious studies. He earned a Master of Divinity degree at the Yale University Institute of Sacred Music, and a Master of Music degree in choral conducting at the Boston Conservatory. Joe became Music Director of the Chatham Chorale in 2010. He is also the Pastor and Director of Music of the First Congregational Church of Chatham.

Joan Hill
Owner, Host, & Director

 In 2008, the seed of Artful Journeys was planted in her brain, when Joan brought together all of her life's passions, her love of music, an affinity for the beautiful things in life, and an ability to organize events to give birth to Artful Journeys, a program of art education trips for the soul.

Joan was born and raised in the apple country of the Hudson River Valley in New York; her father was a gentle, very tolerant, educated land surveyor, and her mother was the efficient business administrator and home engineer. The youngest of four children, Joan was encouraged to pursue anything she wanted, but also to do her best. Sometimes that was very difficult, especially succeeding three very accomplished siblings.


  • Each session will cost $10 or listen to the entire series of 12 for $100.

  • PayPal is preferred; however, we do take checks   

  • You will receive an email with the Zoom link to the lecture with instructions on how to login within 24 hours of presentation

To register for a session or the series, please click below:

A Zoom link will be provided by email within 24 hours of each meeting.

For details or questions, please click here to contact Joan Hill.
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