Amber Broderick, Cape Symphony Teaching Artist and Falmouth Campus Manager/Registrar, will present a free lecture on Beethoven’s life and music via Zoom on Friday, March 26th at 1:00 PM. The lecture is fully enrolled, but you can join the wait list by calling our Falmouth campus at 508.540.0611 or the Barnstable campus at 508.362.2772.
“Beethoven is a cultural hero,” says Amber. “His tragic hearing loss combined with his superlative musical genius has made him a compelling figure throughout the past 250 years since his birth, and his compositions catalyzed the shift from music as mere entertainment to music as art.”
Beethoven passed away at the age of 56 on March 26, 1827, in Vienna. Amber’s lecture on the anniversary of his death will explore his life as well as his landmark work, the Fifth Symphony, and its recurring motif, perhaps the most recognizable musical notes of all time.
Amber is a music historian, educator, and flutist with 15 years of performing and teaching experience. She received her M.M. in Music History from Bowling Green State University and B.A. in Music Education from Saginaw Valley State University. Her research includes Beethoven and Berlioz, women in music, opera and orchestral works, and musical life in 19th century Paris. In addition to the Beethoven lecture, Amber has a new music appreciation class, From Russia with Love, focused on Russian music starting March 31st.
Please join us for a discussion of Beethoven’s life and guided listening of the Fifth Symphony to celebrate Beethoven’s passing and his indelible mark on global music culture. The lecture is limited to 100 attendees and is fully enrolled. Join the wait list by calling our Falmouth campus at 508.540.0611 or the Barnstable campus at 508.362.2772.