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The Piano: Sounding Board of the Evolving Musical Spirit

Three Mondays, November 21, 28, and December 5, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. | Private House in Shadyside; Address will be given to subscribers (Limited Enrollment)


Timothy Hester is an associate professor of piano at the Moores School of Music, University of Houston. This lecture-performance series will focus on the piano - the universal musical instrument - and how it prescribes and shapes the ways music is conceived. The piano represents a thread that binds together many of the great composers of musical language. Its keyboard is the composer's workplace for creating orchestral, choral, and operatic music as well as solo and chamber works. In this series, Professor Hester will explore the piano's role as a solo instrument. By listening to his survey of great works by composers past and present, we will discover the power of possibility that the piano offers to the evolving musical spirit.

We are grateful for the support of Forshey Piano Company.

NOVEMBER 21: THE THREE B'S: BACH, BEETHOVEN, AND BRAHMS

NOVEMBER 28: WINDS OF CHANGE: AARON COPLAND, SAMUEL BARBER, AND ROGER SESSIONS

DECEMBER 5: A NEW CENTURY: GEORGE CRUMB, AARON JAY KERNIS, KENNETH FRAZELLE, AND DAVID ASHLEY WHITE

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If you are interested in traveling with the Houston Seminar to Natchez October 26-29, 2019 you may access the itinerary, trip cost, and registration documents here.
 

If you are interested in traveling to Virginia in the spring of 2019, please call the registrar at 713.666.9000 to place your name on a list. Please see Terms and Conditions for "travel list" policy. 

 

Please note a date in the Mid-term Elections course has changed from that published in the brochure. The course will meet the first two Mondays, October 29 and November 5 as planned, but will meet Tuesday, November 13 instead of Monday, November 12. 

 

Also note Art Underground: Carlos Cruz-Diez at the Cistern on Wednesday, November 14 is FULLY SUBSCRIBED. A second session has been added and will meet Monday, November 12 from 2:00-3:30 P.M. Registrations are being accepted for November 12. You may register online, or by phone.

 

AND WE ARE PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE A FALL POP-UP COURSE!
Who Gets to Vote: Challenges for the 2020 Elections?
Speaker: Dale Ho, director of the American Civil Liberties Union Voter Rights Project
Monday, November 19, 6:30-8:00 P.M.
Location to be announced

 

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