Russian Composers: Part 3
Price for Members: $60
Price for Non-Members: $90
Date/Time: Thursdays, Sept. 17, 24, Oct. 1, 8, 15, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Instructor: John Kendall Bailey, music director, conductor, chorus master
Mr. Bailey continues his exploration of musical contributions from Russia with a close look at four brilliant 20th century composers; Kabalevsky, Gliere, Glazunove, and Shostakovich. He’ll offer us glimpses of their musical genius expressed in piano concertos, symphonic suites, operas, ballets, and chamber works all of which are characterized by unique rhythms, tonalities, and musical contrasts. These four virtuosos were unafraid of expressing Russian nationalism in a time of transition and turmoil in their country. Shostakovich once quipped: “If they cut off both hands, I will compose music anyway holding the pen in my teeth.” We’re glad he kept those gifted hands!
Start time: 01:30 p.m.
End time: 03:30 p.m.