The World of Chamber Music

Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Tuesday, April 17, 2012

2 – 4 pm

Chamber music often is perceived as stuffy, high-brow, and distinct from symphonic music. In fact, most compositions for small ensemble (trios, quartets, quintets, etc.) are easily accessible for the average concertgoer. The chamber music genre is a microcosm of symphonic style and form with the added attribute of intimacy. We will explore the richness of the repertoire with masterworks ranging from Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, and Schubert, to Mendelssohn, Brahms, Dvorak, Bartok, and Shostakovich.

Stephanie Ettelson has offered pre-concert lectures and classes in symphonic and chamber music for more than four decades. She is an orchestral and chamber music violinist, an arts writer, and a former music critic.

Eight sessions, $190.
Online registration is now closed. Please call (312) 255-3700 to register.

Materials List
Apel, Willi and Ralph T. Daniel. The Harvard Brief Dictionary of Music. Harvard University Press, 1960. ISBN: 1567310974
Randel, Don M. The Harvard Concise Dictionary of Music and Musicians. Belknap Press, 1999. ISBN: 0674009789