ESRA RAANANA Music Lectures with Harvey Bordowitz
Event Date and Time:
Repeats every 2 weeks until Tue Mar 28 2017 .
07 March (All day)
ESRA RAANANA presents
A Series of four Music Lectures
with conductor and music lecturer Harvey Bordowitz
Harvey invites you to join him in learning while enjoying the thrill of great music. One of this country’s most innovative and creative maestros, Harvey was the founding music-director and conductor of the Herzliya Chamber Orchestra for 31 years. For 40 years he has lectured both in English and in Hebrew on a vast range of musical topics with humor, erudition and a deep love of music.
Tuesday 7 February - Who Needs Conductors, Anyway?
An insider’s look at the strange and wondrous profession of the conductor. What is a conductor? What happens in rehearsals? In the concert? How do performances differ? What is interpretation? What makes a great conductor? In this interactive lecture, the audience will be invited to compare and judge different recordings. The history of conducting, and a lightning-quick conducting-course, with the help of recordings of great maestros.
Tuesday 21 February - Beethoven: from Tragedy to Triumph
Beethoven's confrontation with his increasing deafness and his bravery in adversity gave rise to triumphant creations which stir our souls to this day, and which single-handedly ushered in the 19th century – the Romantic era. The Eroica Symphony, No. 3, the Fate-Symphony, No. 5, and the mighty Ninth will serve as the anchors to this evening’s exploration of a hero – an ode to humanity and freedom, courage and human dignity.
Tuesday 7 March - With Strings Attached: All About String Instruments
Some of music’s most thrilling works have been written for string instruments. We will learn about the legendary violinmakers, sample towering masterpieces by Bach, Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Tchaikovsky, Elgar and Brahms, in unforgettable performances by Heifetz and Casals, Jacqueline du Pré, and the newest generation of brilliant young virtuosi.
Tuesday 21 March - America - The New Frontier!
How did American music break free of the old European molds? How did ragtime, jazz, swing and spirituals, gospel and big-band make America the sassy new kid on the block? How did the Broadway Musical become America’s Opera? American music in times of war and peace, crisis and optimism. The New Frontier in all its passion, pain and glory
Cost: Whole series: NIS 180; ESRA members NIS 140
Per lecture: NIS 50; ESRA Members NIS 40
5 Klausner St.
ESRA Beit Fisher
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