A Night at the Symphony

Have you ever wished you could follow the musical structure of a symphony like a trained professional? This 10-week course, available both in Falmouth and online via Zoom, focuses exclusively on the symphony, from its earliest conception in the early 1700s, its zenith in the Romantic era, to the subsequent “death” of the symphony in the 20th century.

The symphonic genre is epitomized by the works of Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven, who blazed a path for later innovators like Berlioz, Liszt, and Strauss. Learn about the internal mechanisms and power structures of an orchestra, such as the conductor/musician relationship, rehearsals, and the life of a professional musician. This course includes ear training and critical listening, instrument identification, and classical forms. Focus is weighted to guided listening, rather than composer biography.

No previous musical experience is required; this course is suitable for all levels.

Class Schedule

Falmouth Campus | 10:00-11:30 AM SOLD OUT
January 13 - March 17 | Wednesdays

Online via Zoom | 10:00-11:30 AM Register
January 14 - March 18 | Thursdays

Tuition $220

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