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Course Description

Offered in cooperation with the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra. Through listening, lecture, discussion, guest musicians and attendance at select CPO concerts, examine the making and development of classical music with the aim of deepening your understanding and appreciation of this music genre. Orchestral masterpieces studied may include the works of Barber, Beethoven, Rachmaninoff, Tchaikovsky, Mozart, Strauss, Mahler, Prokofiev, Handel and Bach.

Through four preview sessions, the course offers a layman's introduction to four concerts and attendance at those concerts. Course fee includes the price of concert tickets, orchestra seating. CPO season ticket holders please call to register at a reduced rate. Concert dates: Check section for details

Course Details

Symphony season ticket holders can register at a reduced rate. Please phone 403-220-2866 for information.

Course Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the course, you will be able to:

  • Identify the musical families in the orchestra and the historical periods of classical music
  • Define the basics of the operations of a modern symphony orchestra
  • Describe biographical and historical information about the composers and classical repertoire performed by the CPO
  • Develop a vocabulary of musical terms
  • Identify musicians from the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra and describe their professional experiences
  • Appreciate the behind-the-scenes stage and backstage area at Jack Singer Concert Hall

Notes

Special 60 + years of age and older discount does not apply to this course as it is not a 20 hour course. 

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Type
Class
Days
M
Time
7:00PM to 9:00PM
Dates
Sep 30, 2019
Type
Class
Days
T
Time
7:00PM to 9:00PM
Dates
Oct 15, 2019
Type
Class
Days
M
Time
7:00PM to 9:00PM
Dates
Nov 18, 2019
Type
Class
Days
M
Time
7:00PM to 9:00PM
Dates
Dec 02, 2019
Schedule and Location
Hours
8.0
Delivery Options
Course Fees
Fee before GST non-credit $335.00
Section Notes

This course may use Desire2Learn (D2L), an online learning management system. The instructor may post your course outline and other materials in D2L. For more information about D2L, please visit our Online Learning Resources.

Unless otherwise stated, notice of withdrawal or transfer from a course must be received at least ten calendar days prior to the start date of the course.

Concert Dates - October 5, 19, November 23 and December 7, 2019.

Please note: the rate for CPO season ticket holders is $195 plus GST

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