- Introduction to film musicCourse start date: Mon 27 Feb 2023
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Pauline GreeneMusic has always been an important part of film-going, filling the silence and creating sometimes startling effects. We will look at the way directors have used music to enhance, enrich and enthral audiences from cinema’s earliest days.
- Amy Beach: an introductionCourse start date: Thu 2 Mar 2023
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Katy Hamilton
In the last few decades of the nineteenth century, as American composers were starting to determine their own nationalist approach to art music, the brilliant pianist and composer Amy Beach was a hugely popular figure in US musical life – in defiance of her family and husband. Come and learn about this symphonist who offered her own ‘reply’ to Dvorák’s Symphony ‘From the New World’.Full fee £119.00 Senior fee £95.00 Concession £77.00
- Introduction to musicalsCourse start date: Mon 16 Jan 2023
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Pauline GreeneFrom Showboat to Hamilton, this course surveys some key examples from the history of the modern musical and examines the way different styles of music, dance and words work on stage.
- Rachmaninov: an introductionCourse start date: Thu 19 Jan 2023
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Katy HamiltonThe train whistles past the camera in the opening scene of Brief Encounter (1945) and we hear the opening bars of Sergei Rachmaninoff’s Second Piano Concerto – an iconic film that made this already wildly popular piece even more successful. But what of the work’s composer, who had died just two years before? We trace the turbulent career of this virtuoso musician.Full fee £119.00 Senior fee £95.00 Concession £77.00
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