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A History of Classical Music (8 weeks)

12:30 pm - 2:30 pm Wednesdays from 14 October 2020
Online via Zoom, Centre for Continuing Education, University of Sydney

How do the great composers fit into history? How are they influenced by their times, and how do they influence those who come afterwards? This course explores the history of Western music, from medieval times to the 21st century, by linking musical examples to the art and society of their times. Whether you are a long-term listener or a classical beginner, this course will provide a framework for understanding the music you love.
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Music Theory Classes for Adults

Music Theory Classes for Adults

Grades 1-2, Thursday mornings for 8 weeks from 15 October 2020
Grade 3, Monday mornings for 8 weeks from 19 October 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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Chamber music

Understanding Chamber Music (1 day)

9:30 am - 4:30 pm Saturday 31 October 2020
Online via Zoom, Centre for Continuing Education, University of Sydney

Chamber music is one of the most intimate forms of classical music. It combines the wealth and richness of classical music structures with the intimacy of being able to see each performer, and hear what each one is playing. This music appreciation course explores the structures and development of chamber music, and the great composers who contributed to it, including Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven and Schubert. We will listen to some of the great pieces of chamber music, and explore what makes them wonderful. No musical knowledge is necessary.
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Gustav Mahler

What is it about Mahler? (1 day)

9:30 am - 4:30 pm Saturday 21 November 2020
WEA Sydney, 72 Bathurst St Sydney

What is it about Mahler’s music that attracts such deep devotion amongst his fans? Mahler’s rich and inspiring music has moved the emotions of millions of admirers, and doesn’t have to be difficult to explore. This music course opens up the life and music of Mahler: a composer who formed a bridge between the lush Romanticism of the 19th century and the innovation of the twentieth. No prior musical knowledge is necessary.
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Portrait of Beethoven

Happy Birthday, Beethoven! (1 evening)

6:00 - 8:30 pm Friday 11 December 2020
WEA Sydney, 72 Bathurst St Sydney

Celebrate Beethoven’s 250th birthday on 17 December! The music of Ludwig van Beethoven is some of the most famous of the classical repertoire. And the story of the man behind the music is just as fascinating. Despite his gradual loss of hearing, he composed music that still thrills and amazes us today. Join us to spend an evening with this great genius, listening to his music and exploring his life.
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Calendar of future events

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