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Armchair Journeys: Pre-Concert Talks

Ahh, don’t you miss the sound of an orchestra preparing for a concert? Nothing is more exciting than those first notes hinting at the powerful and evocative melodies that you will hear in the next few hours. While we can’t hear those sounds live right now, we are doing our best to imagine them at the start of each of Joe Marchio’s lectures, as he explores a composer and one piece each week. This series is a great way to build on your understanding of great classical music by understanding the people who wrote them, the time in which they lived, and the situations which led to their creation. When concerts once again open for audiences to enjoy, you will have a better appreciation for each piece that is covered in this weekly series which ends on August 18th with Mozart’s Requiem. We will even be visited by Jon Nakamatsu on August 11th to discuss Beethoven’s Piano Concerto #5, the Emperor.

Are you ready to be swept away by the music again? Learn more about this and other series by visiting our Armchair Journeys page.


Written by

Joan Hill, Artful Journeys Director and

Carla Bohnett, Artful Journeys Co-Director

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