Bankers Life Music Appreciation Series

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Bankers Life Music Appreciation Series

Orchestral Music for the Movies
The film industry has energized classically-trained musicians to compose for the theater. The result has been a fabulous collection of dramatic romantic motifs and musical tone poems.  This hour will feature the music of Erick Korngold, James Horner, Vangelis, Hans Zimmer, John Williams, and more! Prepare to love this music for its creativity and artistry.
Tue, Jun 12, 3pm. Free/M, $15/NM. Please RSVP.

beethovenEvery second Tuesday of the month, 3pm.
Series will continue every second Tuesday of the month, 3pm.

Tue, Jun 12: Orchestral Music for the Movies
Tue, Jul 10: The Music of Aaron Copland: An Exceptional American Composer
Tue, Aug 14: The Music and History of Tchaichovsky’s 1812 Overture
Tue, Sep 11: American Creativity: Grofe, Gershwin, and the Ultimate Collaboration

This Music Appreciation Series is sponsored by Bassie Kanon, LUTCF, who has been educating seniors for over 22 years.
For more information call (619) 823-8333.

About your Instructor: Chris Burns
Chris Burns, M.A., has taught “history through music” for over 35 years, originally focusing on world history through the lens of classical music. At Valley Center Pauma Unified School District he served as a Music Demonstration Teacher, Mentor Teacher for Music, and Music Teacher for the Advanced Learner Program. He also taught classes at UCSD and SDSU Extension; classes included “Using Music to Enhance Learning,” ”Basic Musicianship,” and “Classical Music for the Educator.” 

Chris continues his commitment to teaching history through music at the San Diego History Center, providing their education program with interactive music events on the history of California through music. In addition, he has performed music events in U.S. History and San Diego History for OASIS, Cabrillo National Monument and Mission Trails Park.  His classes on classical music focus on the beauty and variety of the music and its historical context. Chris also performs regularly as one-half of ‘Many-Strings.’  This hammered dulcimer and guitar duo focuses on popular classical themes, Celtic, and American folk music.  They perform regularly at Scripps Health, local art galleries, libraries, parks, and retail environments.