The Ohio County Public Library will offer a fourth installment in its popular series of programs entitled, “The People’s University.” The new installment, "Music Appreciation," will provide an opportunity for adults to learn or refresh their knowledge of music from classical to jazz, blues and all major forms of American popular music. The courses are free of charge and will be taught by Bruce Wheeler, Executive Director of the Wheeling Symphony, Maestro André Raphel, Music Director of the Wheeling Symphony, and Dr. Matt Inkster, conductor of the symphony's youth orchestra.
Series 4 Music Appreciation, Schedule
Classes meet on Tuesday evenings @ 7:00 PM
Week 1 (Oct. 25)*: American music since 1940 and the influence of the war with Maestro André Raphel, Wheeling Symphony.
Week 2 (Nov. 1)*: The Evolution of Popular American Music with Bruce Wheeler, Exec. Dir. Wheeling Symphony
Week 3 (Nov. 8)*: Jazz: History, Players, Geography with Bruce Wheeler, Exec. Dir. Wheeling Symphony
Week 4 (Nov. 15): Classical Music as a Communicative Form and the Composer's Voice with Maestro André Raphel, Wheeling Symphony
Week 5 (Nov. 22): The Importance of a Youth Symphony with Dr. Matt Inskter (Wheeling Youth Symphony Conductor)
Week 6 (Nov. 29): Live Concert! Wheeling Youth Symphony Orchestra concert @ St. Alphonsus Church
Week 7 (Dec. 6): Blues: History, Players, Geography with Bruce Wheeler, Executive Director Wheeling Symphony & Heritage Music Bluesfest Founder
Attendees of the first 3 classes will receive free tickets to the Wheeling Symphony Orchestra’s Masterworks II concert on 11.11.11 – An American Salute on Veteran’s Day, that will include: Bernstein: Symphonic Dances from West Side Story; Danielpour: Come Up From The Fields Father, World Premiere; & Copland: Symphony No. 3.
To register for the People's University, Music Appreciation series, please call 304-232-0244 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.