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Classical Music for Everyone


Scott Speck, conductor

Friday March 10 at 7:30 pm*

Frauenthal Theater

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Single tickets: $20, $25, $40, $51
Student tickets: $7

Classical Music for Everyone

Join Scott Speck for a program that examines the history of classical music through the time periods in which they were created. Ranging from medieval to the music of today, this concert includes pieces by Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Tchaikovsky and more. Based on the book Classical Music for Dummies written by Scott Speck and David Pogue, this concert is designed to increase your understanding of classical music, and in turn, your enjoyment of it for many seasons to come.

Gregorian Chant: Alleluia pascha nosteum (Medieval)
Claudio Monteverdi: Overture to Orfeo, SV 318 (Renaissance)
Johann Sebastian Bach: Brandenburg Concerto no.3, BWV 1048, in G major Allegro (Baroque)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Eine kleine Nachtmusik (Serenade, K.525) Allegro (Classical)
Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony no.3, Op. 55, in E-flat major, “Eroica” Allegro con brio (Romantic)
Johannes Brahms: Symphony no.4, Op. 98, in E minor Allegro giocoso (Romantic)
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Marche slave, Op. 31 (Romantic and Nationalist)
Richard Wagner: “Siegfried’s Rhine Journey” from Götterdämmerung (Really Romantic)
Igor Stravinsky: “Danse Sacrale” from The Rite of Spring (Neoclassical)
Igor Stravinsky: “Sinfonia” from Pulcinella (Neoclassical)
Aaron Copland: “Saturday Night Waltz” from Rodeo (Americana)
John Adams: Short Ride in a Fast Machine (Minimalist)
Austin Wintory: Balaenoptera Musculus (Blue Whale), from ABZU (WMS premiere) (Music of Today)
John Williams: Olympic Fanfare and Theme (1984) (Music of Today)

Join us for a FREE Lunch n’ Learn event about Classical Music for Everyone on Wed, March 8, Noon
@ The Block. Click for more information.