Bankers Life Music Appreciation Series
American Creativity: The Music of Grofe, Gershwin and the Ultimate Collaboration
Ferde Grofe painted American landscapes with gorgeous musical notes. Grofe also collaborated with George Gershwin to create some of best orchestral music ever composed. During this hour you will be enchanted with Grofe’s musical descriptions of the Mississippi River and the Grand Canyon. And you will marvel at his orchestrations of George Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue,” and “ Porgy and Bess,” to name just two! This hour will delight you with orchestral invention and Jazzy motifs.
Tue, Sep 11, 3pm. Free/M, $15/NM. Please RSVP.
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, 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.
Hand Full of Music
Pianos and the hands of those who play them! What makes piano the most popular musical instrument? Learning about the piano can provide valuable lessons in music theory and can allow you to see patterns in musical design. It’s no wonder that most great composers, including Beethoven, Mozart, and Bach, were keyboard players. Learn about the piano, inside and out, in this fascinating class.
Taught by Polina Sisman, certified member of Music Teacher Association of California.
Fri, Jul 27, 11am-12pm. $12/M, $15/NM.