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Handel composing

Another Eight Great Composers (8 weeks)

12:30 pm - 2:30 pm Wednesdays from 29 July 2020
Online via Zoom, Centre for Continuing Education, University of Sydney

What is it about the music of some composers that continues to appeal to us? In this course we look at Handel, Haydn, Schubert, Chopin, Brahms, Puccini, Vaughan Williams and George Gershwin – eight more of the greatest composers of classical music. Each week we’ll examine the historical and social background and musical style of one composer in detail, and consider some of their greatest works. No musical knowledge is necessary.
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Music Theory Classes for Adults

Music Theory Classes for Adults

Grades 1-2, Monday mornings for 8 weeks from 3 August 2020
Online via Zoom, through Susan Deas Music

These intensive courses will take you through the grades of AMEB Musicianship, with added course material showing you how the theory applies to both classical and contemporary music. Learn the secrets of music, and how to use them. The courses provide an excellent background to the understanding of music for adults who are learning to sing or play a musical instrument, and lay foundations for future courses in higher grades. Learn new skills or refresh old ones.
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Grand piano

The Piano (1 day)

9:30 am - 4:30 pm Saturday 15 August 2020
Online via Zoom, Centre for Continuing Education, University of Sydney

Some of the most famous classical music of all time has been written for the piano, including Mozart’s Rondo Alla Turca, Debussy’s Clair de Lune, and Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata. In this course we explore the development of the piano, considering its forerunners in the organ and the harpsichord, through to the instrument we know and love today. We will listen to some of the most beautiful and thrilling compositions for the piano, and discover the composers who helped to find the instrument’s voice. No musical knowledge (or piano skills) are necessary.
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music notation

The Elements of Music (1 evening)

6:00 pm - 8:30 pm Friday 21 August 2020
Online via Zoom, through WEA Sydney

Have you ever wondered if you could understand more about how music works? This lecture allows you to dip your toe into the water of music theory, and discover the craft behind the magic of music. We will explore the basic elements of music's inner workings, and hear how they apply to both classical and contemporary styles. No prior musical knowledge is required.
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Grand piano

Understanding the Orchestra (1 day)

9:30 am - 4:30 pm Saturday 5 September 2020
Venue T.B.C. - either online or at WEA Sydney, 72 Bathurst St Sydney

The sound of a great symphony orchestra in full flight is one of the most thrilling sounds in all of western classical music. This course explores the instruments of the orchestra and the variety of sounds they can achieve, and examines the growth and development of the symphony orchestra. We also explore the kind of music written for the orchestra, by examining some of the greatest composers and compositions of all time. No prior musical knowledge is necessary.
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Calendar of future events

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