Held annually on three consecutive Monday evenings, conductor “Professor” George Del Gobbo will lead the class while you sip a glass of your favorite wine, munch on delicious hors d’oeuvres and gain behind the scenes knowledge on the orchestra. There will be no homework or tests. That’s how we roll at “the U.”
The Rise of the Symphony
Monday, April 3rd, 10th, & 17th
Location: RiverCenter for the Performing Arts
(2nd floor Patrons Room)
Cost: $15 per class or $45 for all three*
*Receive a free ticket voucher to our April 22nd concert when you attend all three.
Learn about the history and development of the symphony as a form that dominated the nineteenth and early twentieth century orchestral music. Where did the symphony originate? What contributions were made by Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, and others? Explore the full flowering of the form and discover how the symphony died (pretty dramatic stuff).