First Congregational United Church of Christ
(No class January 18 Martin Luther King Day)
Six professional musicians from the Sarasota Orchestra offer insights into various aspects of their profession and the classical music world in general. Topics to be covered include:
• Repertoire (B. Traba) - What's the difference between a "Romantic" piece and an "Impressionist" piece? Learn how to distinguish music from the seven major periods of western music history - just by listening!
• String Players in the Orchestra (A. Feder) - Responsibilities and roles of both the leaders and the section players. How do two people, twenty feet apart, play at the same time, with the same bowing, the same articulation, and the same intent?
• Solving the Mystery of Percussion (G. Nickson) - What is actually going on at the back of the
orchestra? An introduction to the percussion
section of the orchestra will address many
questions of the concert-goer including who
decides what instruments to play, what those
instruments are, how one knows when to play
them, and what exactly is the meaning of it all?
• The Audition Process (A. De Sorgo) - How do you get a job in a symphony orchestra? Walk though an "interview" process like no other profession requires!
• The Role of the Orchestra Librarian (J. Vibbard) - What does an Orchestra Librarian do? How do music publishers and librarians affect the performance of a work?
• Classical Music Education- USA vs. Europe: (L. Cambis) - Two different approaches, one same goal: Expose our children to the magic of classical music.
No previous class or knowledge of classical music required!
, January 11-February 22