Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

All About the Orchestra


Price for Members: $60
Price for Non-Members: $90
Date/Time: Thursdays, May 28; June 4, 11, 18 & 25, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Instructor: John Kendall Bailey, music director, conductor, chorus master


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Course Description

This multi-week course, just like an orchestra, will bring together essential but separate parts to show how a delightful totality can be created. Mr. Bailey will take us into the pit for looks at all the key parts of an orchestra, including woodwinds, brass, string, and percussion. He will also introduce us to unusual instrumentations, such as the Theremin, said to be Neil Armstrong’s favorite instrument to listen to as he sailed through space. Mr. Bailey will conclude the course with discussion of the tactics composers use to write music for a full orchestra and how conductors skillfully work with musicians to bring such compositions to life.  


Event Details

Date: 2020-05-28

Start time: 01:30 p.m.

End time: 03:30 p.m.



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