Music appreciation

From jazz to opera - join our interactive music appreciation classes at City Lit.
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  1. Bernstein's West Side Story

    Course Date: Fri 28 Jul 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Sixty years ago, West Side Story took Broadway by storm, and it has remained immensely popular. What came before, who created it and how, and what impact did it have on musicals afterwards? Tutor: Pauline Greene.
    Full fee: £29.00
    Senior fee: £23.00
    Concession: £18.00

  2. Classical music: an introduction

    Course Date: Thu 3 Aug 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Are you interested in finding out more about classical music but not sure where to start? This taster course will introduce you to the history of music through a careful choice of works. Tutor: Dr Katy Hamilton [external website].
    Full fee: £29.00
    Senior fee: £23.00
    Concession: £18.00

  3. Exploring classical music online

    Course Date: Thu 17 Aug 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    A world of music is available to you from the comfort of your own home, thanks to online platforms that both offer high-quality recordings of works and provide you with information about composers and performers from the distant past to the present day. Come and discover how to access this wealth of material, and explore the musical insights it can provide, whether you are undertaking detailed research into a topic, or would simply like to find out a little more about the music you love. Tutor: Dr Katy Hamilton [external website].
    Full fee: £29.00
    Senior fee: £23.00
    Concession: £18.00

  4. Introduction to film music

    Course Date: Wed 7 Jun 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Gain greater knowledge of key works of music written for film. Learn ways in which music and image work together to produce an emotional effect by looking at a wide variety of film clips and analysing the music in detail. Tutor: Pauline Greene [external website].
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £60.00

  5. Jazz in the 1950s

    Course Date: Tue 18 Jul 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore a period rich in experimentation and discovery, and discover how a new generation of young musicians responded and reacted to the revolution that was Bebop in the 1940s. Tutor: aLbi Gravener. There will be a break week on 1st August.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £47.00
    Concession: £36.00

  6. Mind-blowing concepts: five prog rock albums in depth

    Course Date: Sun 4 Jun 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore the making and the meanings of Jethro Tull’s 'Thick As a Brick', Yes’s 'Tales from Topographic Oceans', Pink Floyd’s 'Dark Side of the Moon', Gentle Giant’s 'The Power & the Glory' and Genesis’s 'The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway'. Tutor: Dr Toby Manning [external website].
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £49.00
    Concession: £49.00

  7. Opera appreciation: an introduction

    Course Date: Mon 17 Jul 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    What is opera? And how do you approach it? Explore the ostentatious, sometimes overwhelming, world of opera through study of two major works and styles. Tutor: Pauline Greene [external website].
    Full fee: £39.00
    Senior fee: £31.00
    Concession: £24.00

  8. Songs of the 70s I: glam

    Course Date: Mon 10 Jul 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Songs of the 70s I explores glam rock, the fusion of rock, show tunes, camp and outrage that set the early 70s alight. Tutor: Dr Toby Manning [external website].
    Full fee: £29.00
    Senior fee: £29.00
    Concession: £18.00

  9. Songs of the 70s II: singer-songwriters

    Course Date: Tue 11 Jul 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Songs of the 70s II explores the confessional, bedsit world of singer-songwriters as the political became personal after the 60s. Tutor: Dr Toby Manning [external website].
    Full fee: £29.00
    Senior fee: £29.00
    Concession: £18.00

  10. Songs of the 70s III: studio blowouts

    Course Date: Thu 13 Jul 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Songs of the 70s III explores the way the potential of the recording studio expanded in the 70s to make ambitious, operatic, technicolour musical epics. Tutor: Dr Toby Manning [external website].
    Full fee: £29.00
    Senior fee: £29.00
    Concession: £18.00

  11. Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring

    Course Date: Thu 10 Aug 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    The uproar which accompanied the first performance of Stravinsky’s 'Le Sacre du Printemps' at its Paris premiere in 1913 has become legendary. What was it about 'Le Sacre' that so polarised listeners, musicians and critics alike? Katy Hamilton considers how Stravinsky came to create this extraordinary soundworld, and its place in the development of ballet from the nineteenth to the twentieth century. Tutor: Dr Katy Hamilton [external website].
    Full fee: £29.00
    Senior fee: £23.00
    Concession: £18.00

  12. The early music revival: an introduction

    Course Date: Mon 24 Jul 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This course traces key developments in the performance of Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque music in the 20th century, combining studies of performers, instrument-builders and scholars with guided listening and analysis of sound recordings. Tutor: Dr Edward Breen [external website].
    Full fee: £39.00
    Senior fee: £31.00
    Concession: £24.00

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