Music appreciation

From jazz to opera - join our interactive music appreciation classes at City Lit.
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  1. Introduction to ballet music

    Course Date: Mon 30 Oct 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Carried away by the graceful movements of ballet, we sometimes forget the music which supports, enhances and illustrates the stories and moods on stage. We explore the intertwining of two art forms.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £60.00

  2. Jazz piano: a history from blues to bebop and beyond

    Course Date: Sun 5 Nov 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Trace the development of jazz piano from its origins in New Orleans to later styles, including boogie woogie, stride, bebop, post bop and abstraction, and look at key influential pianists of the period.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £48.00

  3. Introduction to musical analysis

    Course Date: Mon 8 Jan 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    An introduction to the major building blocks of music. Learn about melody, harmony, texture, rhythm, form and performance directions, and how to recognise these facets within further areas of study. Break week: 12th February.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £151.00
    Concession: £115.00

  4. Opera studies 2: the operatic tenor

    Course Date: Mon 8 Jan 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    The lyrical tenor voice was used in the earliest operas to charm fair maidens and savage beasts alike. We trace the development of the operatic tenor from simple shepherd to dramatic ‘King of the High Cs’. Break week: 12th February.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £151.00
    Concession: £115.00

  5. Exploring classical music: module 2

    Course Date: Tue 9 Jan 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Enrich your understanding of music history. This module explores Baroque to Classical and leads to MD021C – Romantic to Modern, next term. Ideal for people with no specialist knowledge. Break week: 13th February.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £127.00
    Concession: £97.00

  6. The Music of Claude Debussy

    Course Date: Tue 9 Jan 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Inspired by the artistic world of early 20th century Paris Debussy set out to explore in his work 'the magic peculiar to music'. Come and join us as we delve into this suggestive, allusive realm of sound. No previous knowledge necessary. Break week: 13th February.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £151.00
    Concession: £115.00

  7. Vienna and music 1890-1920

    Course Date: Tue 9 Jan 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    A hub of artistic innovation, a place of rigid conservativism, and the heart of an empire... we investigate the tremendous range of musical figures working in Vienna at the turn of the century, from Brahms and Mahler to Strauss and Schoenberg. Break week: 13th February.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £151.00
    Concession: £115.00

  8. Classical music in North America

    Course Date: Wed 10 Jan 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore the classical music of North America and its efforts to carve an independent musical identity. From Dvorák's visit to the 'new world' to homegrown composers Ives and Copland to experimentalists Cage and Oliveros to minimalists Reich and Glass. Break week: 14th February.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £151.00
    Concession: £115.00

  9. Haydn and the Classical Style

    Course Date: Thu 11 Jan 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    'When dissonance is tuned, when order arises & chaos is no more, what pleasing, ingenious and graceful melody & harmony ensue!' (Charles Burney). Come and delve into the music of Haydn, where chaos is tamed by order. No previous knowledge necessary. Break week: 15th February.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £151.00
    Concession: £115.00

  10. Music criticism: a history

    Course Date: Thu 11 Jan 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    The ultimate arbiter of musical excellence, or an over-powerful journalist delighting in artistic insults? We’ll investigate the motivations and the changing role of the music critic from the late 1700s to today. Break week: 15th February.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £151.00
    Concession: £115.00

  11. Music and dance 2: classics to moderns

    Course Date: Fri 12 Jan 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    'Sleeping Beauty,' 'The Nutcracker' and 'Swan Lake' are famous ballets with music by Tchaikovsky - but other choreographers like Matthew Bourne have reinterpreted them for our own times. We compare old and new. Break week: 16th February.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £151.00
    Concession: £115.00

  12. Handel in Ireland

    Course Date: Fri 12 Jan 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    After more than 20 years at the helm of London’s operatic life, Handel’s 1741 trip to Ireland is seen as key to his decision to focus on oratorio. Explore works of this transitional period in Handel's life. Break week: 16th February.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £151.00
    Concession: £115.00

  13. A short history of jazz: Louis Armstrong to Miles Davis

    Course Date: Fri 19 Jan 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Trace the development of this influential music from its origins in New Orleans through to its remarkable, rapid evolution today, learning about the different styles of each era and key musical figures. Tutor: Sara Dhillon.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £48.00

  14. Eastern influences on Western Music

    Course Date: Mon 19 Feb 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore, probe and question some of the ways that 20th-21st century composers have combined the instruments, sounds and structures of the Far and Middle East and India with European idioms. We shall focus on a variety of musical works displaying cultural fusion and hybridity by composers from China, Japan, India and the Middle East.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £60.00

  15. The Beatles: a history through their music

    Course Date: Fri 23 Feb 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    The Beatles are the most culturally significant and popular pop band in history. Through analysis of their music and a history of the 1960s we will see how four lads from Liverpool came to define the sound of a decade. Tutor: David Harrison.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £99.00
    Concession: £60.00

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