History of Music Series

Beginning with the Medieval Period in 2005, we've worked our way through the centuries in our biennial history workshop series. This year we're featuring the music of the Classical Era - a brief but very important period in musical history. Don't miss it - Early bird registration deadline is Nov. 15th
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Classes in the History of Music Workshop:
Title Description
Introduction to the Romantic Period - in Strings - Thur 17, 7:30 Clinician James Mark of Nanaimo will lead us through an introduction to the Romantic period, in his words and the music of his violin.
Romantic Vocal Music - Fri 9:30 - 11:30 am For choir members and soloists - an overview of the great songs and the operas of the Romantic, with clinician Susan Young of Victoria.
Piano Music of the Romantic - Fri 9:30- 11:30 A lecture-demo with clinician pianist Bruce Vogt of UVIC about what makes Romantic music "romantic". Learn how the piano evolved during the era, and how the techniques, themes, and expressive nuances paralleled this evolution.
Harp Music in the Romantic - Fri 1:30 - 2:30 A lecture/demonstration with clinician Elizabeth Volpe Bligh, principal harp of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra
Piano Masterclass - Fri 3 -4:30 Romantic music for beginners through gr. 6 - students of all ages may sign-up to play in the masterclass and everyone is welcome to listen and learn.
The Soirée - Fri 7:00 pm An evening of the sort Chopin and friends might have indulged in - Piano, violin, harp and song, along with dance and poetry readings of the time. Salon style, with beverages and treats. This will be a rare concert indeed!
What IS the Romantic period? - Sat 9:30 -11:30 A panel discussion with all the clinicians. A highlight of the past few workshops - highly recommended for all attendees.
Franz Liszt - Sat 1 - 2 pm Bruce Vogt on the life and music of Franz Liszt, one of the iconic figures of the period.
Strings Masterclass - Sat 2:30 - 4:30 A masterclass for both adult and younger students - learn how to approach and interpret the music of the period as James works with a number of individual students.
Piano Masterclass - Sat 2:30 - 4:30 Romantic music for students grade 7 and up. Kids and adults may sign up to play in the masterclass and everyone is welcome to listen and learn.
Harp Workshop - Sat 2:30 pm Bring your harps and we'll explore music of the period that can be played on lever harps as well as pedals