EVENINGS WITH THE CALGARY PHILHARMONIC

Through listening, lecture, discussion and attendance at select Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra concerts, examine the making and development of classical music with the aim of deepening your understanding and appreciation of this music genre. Orchestral masterpieces studied may include the works of Barber, Beethoven, Rachmaninoff, Tchaikovsky, Mozart, Strauss, Mahler, Prokofiev, Handel and Bach. Through four preview sessions, the course offers a layman’s introduction to four concerts and attendance at those concerts. Course fee includes the price of concert tickets, orchestra seating. Calgary Philharmonic season ticket holders please call to register at a reduced rate.

The Course

HUM 405 – $325 + GST
020 – Fall 2016 – September 26, October 17, October 31, November 7
Concerts:
October 1 – Chopin: Piano Concerto No. 1 / Bruckner Symphony No. 4
October 22 – Rossini: Overture to Guillaume Tell
November 5 – Golijov: The Last Round / Ginastera Four Dances
November 12 – Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 4 / Mozart Requiem

HUM 405 – $325 + GST
021 –Winter 2017 – January 16, February 13, February 27, March 20
Concerts:
January 21 – Shostakovich Symphony No. 9
February 18 – Brahms: German Requiem
March 4 – Beethoven: Symphony No. 3 in E-Flat Major, “Eroica”
March 25 – Prokofiev: Piano Concerto

HUM 405 – $325 + GST
022 – Spring 2017 – May 1, May 8, May 29, June 5
Concerts:
May 6 – Saint-Saëns: Piano Concerto No. 2 in G minor
May 13 – Beethoven: Symphony No. 6 in F Major
June 3 – Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 21 / Mahler: Symphony No. 9
June 10 – Estacio: Trumpet Concerto / Holst: The Planets

Please note: the rate for Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra season ticket holders is $185 plus GST.

About Jennifer MacDonald

Jennifer MacDonald, our Director of Orchestra Operations at the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra will be teaching HUM 405 – Evenings with the Calgary Philharmonic at the University of Calgary from September 2016 to June 2017.

Before moving to Calgary in 2011, Jennifer was Assistant Artistic Administrator with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, and had previously served as Artistic Administrator for the Ottawa Chamber Music Society. Jennifer holds an MA from McGill University in musicology, and a BMus from Mount Allison University.

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