Classical music is often remembered as a painful experience back in the third grade when your teacher forced you to sing scales and you could not wait to go outside for recess.
The good news is that as an adult you can learn a little about classical music and appreciate and enjoy all it has to offer. Guess what – music by Bach, Beethoven, Mozart, Brahms, among others, can be interesting and a lot of fun, and you will still have time to go out and play!
Believe it or not, classical music has an interesting connection to jazz music. Jazz originated in the USA in the late 19th, early 20th century. As a music genre it became extremely popular and dominates much of our music to this day. Several jazz band leaders such as Glen Miller and Benny Goodman have taken classical pieces and performed them in a jazzy style with their orchestras. Some, like Artie Shaw and Oscar Peterson have composed original jazz music in a very classical style. Traditional classical composers such as Maurice Ravel and Dmitri Shostakovich have composed some great jazz numbers for orchestras. Man, this program is real hot and cool.
Lecture is on Zoom
Tuesday, February 2, 2021
3:00pm – 4:15pm EST
Classical Music In Popular Culture
Tuesday, January 26, 2021
Masterpieces That Changed Classical Music
Tuesday, February 9, 2021
About Howard Mednick:
Howard Mednick calls himself a Classical Music DJ. He has been an avid listener of classical music for many years, studying its varied historical nuances. He has shared these insights in popular presentations on classical and orchestra music in academic and public venues throughout Toronto, and more recently in Israel.