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The work of Gustav Mahler is a highly personal expression of his inner world, characterized by an overwhelming sense of alienation and loneliness.  In this survey course, we will explore Mahler’s life and career as a conductor and composer, focusing on his symphonies — his universal statements about life, death, love, redemption, religion, God, nature, and the human condition.  

Schedule : Weekly - Tue 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM; 6 sessions; starting 9/12/2017, ending 10/17/2017

Tuition: $150.00

Location : Hitchcock Presbyterian Church Location : 
  Hitchcock Presbyterian Church.

Instructor : John T. King 

Call 914-723-2325 to register


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Just in time for the holidays, and in preparation for listening to one of the many live performances of this masterpiece, we will examine the partnership of Handel and Charles Jennens (the Messiah librettist) and witness the remarkable realization of the text in Handel’s music.  We will explore Handel’s brilliant compositional ingenuity in the oratorio and follow the story of how Messiah rose to become one of the centerpieces of the Western canon of classical music.  

Schedule : Weekly - Tue 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM; 4 sessions; starting 10/24/2017, ending 11/21/2017 ; Class Skip Dates : (No class on 11/7/2017)

Tuition: $100.00

Location : Hitchcock Presbyterian Church Location : 
  Hitchcock Presbyterian Church.

Instructor : John T. King 



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Cristiana Pegoraro will explore the Four Seasons, the secret symbolism behind the score, the images of nature, and the poems which inspired the music.  She will then perform them in her innovative version for solo piano.  The performance will be enhanced by a beautiful picture galleries inspired by the music, created exclusively for the show by renown photographer Mino La Franca.  The evening provides an innovative way to deepen the knowledge of one of the most famous classical masterworks.  Join us to explore the music and enrich your soul.  

Schedule : Weekly - Thu 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM; starting 10/26/2017, ending 10/26/2017

Tuition: $30.00

Location : Scarsdale Public Library Location : 
  Scarsdale Public Library.

Instructor : Cristiana Pegoraro 



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Great choreographers understand not only the craft of physical movement but also the music that belongs with it.  Sometimes the use of music demonstrates great wit.  In other instances, the combination of music and dance achieves new spiritual and reverential highs.  This course will examine how twentieth century choreographers such as George Balanchine, Paul Taylor, and Twyla Tharp utilize the dramatic and melodic power of classical music compositions.  

Schedule : Weekly - Thu 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM; 2 sessions; starting 11/2/2017, ending 11/9/2017

Tuition: $50.00

Location : Scarsdale Public Library Location : 
  Scarsdale Public Library.

Instructor : Saul Spangenberg 



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The Metropolitan Opera’s Emmy Award-winning series, The Met: Live in HD, continues its performances at your local movie theater, including these operas this fall and winter: Join us in advance of each screening for a lively discussion of each opera’s history, highlights, libretto, and cultural and social significance.  After this engaging preview, illustrated with video and audio samples, students will get the most out of viewing the opera performances on their own. The Exterminating Angel  After the success of his opera The Tempest, British composer and conductor Thomas Adés offers the American premiere in the upcoming Metropolitan Opera HD broadcast of his newest opera The Exterminating Angel which explores the surreal fantasy of a dinner party from which it's guests can't escape.  Examine this as well as other celebrated works of Adés.     --------------  

Schedule : Weekly - Fri 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM; starting 11/17/2017, ending 11/17/2017

Please read: The Exterminating Angel

Tuition: $25.00

Location : Hoff-Barthelson Music School Location : 
  Hoff-Barthelson Music School.

Instructor : Charles Coleman 



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The Metropolitan Opera’s Emmy Award-winning series, The Met: Live in HD, continues its performances at your local movie theater, including these operas this fall and winter: Join us in advance of each screening for a lively discussion of each opera’s history, highlights, libretto, and cultural and social significance.  After this engaging preview, illustrated with video and audio samples, students will get the most out of viewing the opera performances on their own. Tosca  Prepare to view Sir David McVicar's new production of Giacomo Puccini's celebrated opera by probing this masterful score and story of a ruthless and devoted woman confronted by an equally ruthless Baron who is determined to have her, no matter what the c     --------------  

Schedule : Weekly - Fri 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM; starting 1/26/2018, ending 1/26/2018

Please read: Tosca

Tuition: $25.00

Location : Hoff-Barthelson Music School Location : 
  Hoff-Barthelson Music School.

Instructor : Charles Coleman 



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The Metropolitan Opera’s Emmy Award-winning series, The Met: Live in HD, continues its performances at your local movie theater, including these operas this fall and winter: Join us in advance of each screening for a lively discussion of each opera’s history, highlights, libretto, and cultural and social significance.  After this engaging preview, illustrated with video and audio samples, students will get the most out of viewing the opera performances on their own. L'Elisir d'Amore   In this light-hearted and touching comedy of Gaetano Donizetti's "L'Elisir d'Amore", the likable yet naive Nemorino stops at nothing to win the heart of his desire, Adina, even to the point of consuming an elixir, touted by the traveling quack doctor Dulcamara.     --------------  

Schedule : Weekly - Fri 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM; starting 2/9/2018, ending 2/9/2018

Please read:   L'Elisir d'Amore

Tuition: $25.00

Location : Hoff-Barthelson Music School Location : 
  Hoff-Barthelson Music School.

Instructor : Charles Coleman 



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