19th Century Pianist/Composers: Liszt, Chopin & Schumann
Price for Members: $70
Price for Non-Members: $105
Date/Time: Wednesdays May 4, 11, 18, 25 & June 1 10:00-12:00
Instructor: John Kendall Bailey, music director, conductor, chorus master
Conductor Bailey will guide us through a detailed look into the lives and music of three of the most famous composers of the mid-19th century. He’ll start with Liszt’s journey from rockstar popularity to religious solitude. Then it’s on to Chopin’s tempestuous affair with George Sand and a sharp focus on the Polish composer’s piano works. He’ll conclude his survey of the trio with examination of Schumann’s mental disorders, romance with Clara Wieck, and a look at the inspirations for some of his masterpieces. A JKB course without music to accompany the stories? Not likely. Come learn, listen, and enjoy. The trio is ready to perform, and so is JKB. (ONLINE)
John Kendall Bailey, music director, conductor, chorus master
Start time: 10:00 a.m.
End time: 12:00 a.m.