Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

Russian Composers – Part 1


Price for Members: $60
Price for Non-Members: $90
Date/Time: Thursdays, August 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Instructor: John Kendall Bailey, music director, conductor, chorus master
Location: Concord Campus

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Course Description

Mr. Bailey asks us to journey with him to 19th century Russia to experience the unique blend of fire, passion, and Russian nationalism the Romantic composers of that era created. Mussorgsky, Rimsky-Korsakov, Borodin, and Tchaikovsky are his targets, and he’ll offer us glimpses of their musical genius expressed in piano concertos, symphonic suites, operas, ballets, and chamber works. Tchaikovsky once commented: “I sit down to the piano regularly at nine-o’clock in the morning and Mesdames les Muses have learned to be on time for that rendezvous.” Rendezvous with OLLI and Mr. Bailey for a refreshing reminder of just what the Muses brought to Tchaikovsky – and to his gifted contemporaries as well.


Event Details

Date: 2019-08-01

Start time: 01:30 p.m.

End time: 03:30 p.m.

Venue: Cal State East Bay

Directions: Cal State East Bay, Concord Campus 4700 Ygnacio Valley Road, Concord


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