Music Appreciation Online
New Program On Sale Now
Join the Winspear Centre and Edmonton Symphony Orchestra’s Musicologist, D.T. Baker, and guest instructor, Edmonton Symphony Orchestra’s Assistant Conductor and Community Ambassador, Cosette Justo Valdés, for an engaging and lively series of music appreciation courses. Classes featuring a variety of genres will be offered live online via Zoom.
$99 for 8 classes
Class size is limited
Register for all 3 classes and receive 10% off!
Fall Semester Courses:
A History of the Broadway Musical
with D.T. Baker | Starts September 29th
The Broadway musical traces its roots to colonial America, and came fully into being in the early 20th century. At its height, it was a part of the cultural fabric – its creators and stars were well-known celebrities, and its scores have given us some of the most treasured songs ever written. Today, its relevance can be called into question, although shows such as Hamilton and Dear Evan Hansen have shown there is still plenty of life in the genre. Explore it all in the stories, and so much of the amazing music in this course.
Register 2:00 - 3:15 PM | Tuesdays and Thursdays
The Music of Latin America
with Cosette Justo Valdés | Starts October 19th
South and Central America have a rich body of music that has been and continues to be composed. Throughout the course, we will explore great pieces that have not received the same amount of attention as its contemporaries in Europe and North America. We will get to know some exciting pieces, discover some amazing composers, and learn more about composers you already know! Get ready to groove as we go on this journey together, exploring classical music from Latin America from the 18th century to the most relevant popular genres.
Register 2:00 - 3:15 PM | Mondays and Wednesdays
Strength in Numbers - The Story of the Orchestra, and Those Who Lead It
with D.T. Baker | Starts November 10th
French composer Hector Berlioz dreamed of an orchestra that numbered in the hundreds, and included 30 harps! But he didn’t have to pay for his dream. Orchestras have ever been part of the greatest achievements in western art music, while those who have led them have provided some of the most colourful, creative, and controversial figures during that history. This course follows the trail from small ensembles to the grand collectives of today, with music excerpts all along the way.
Register 10:00 - 11:15 AM | Tuesdays and Thursdays