200 Years of Chamber Music

Wednesday, June 5, 2013
(This program continues for multiple sessions)
Wednesdays, June 5 – August 7

2 – 4 pm

Led by Stephen Kleiman

It has been said that chamber music is the most intimate form of musical expression for the composer, the performer, and the listener. We will tap into that intimacy and explore the reasons why composers poured their souls into these pieces. We will study the different shapes and forms chamber music takes in the hands of some of our greatest composers, including Beethoven, Mozart, Brahms, Schubert, Piazzolla, Villa-Lobos, Cage, Ravel, Bernstein, Stravinsky, and Satie, and we will discuss the historical and cultural elements affecting this genre. This is the third seminar in an ongoing “Great Pieces of Music” series, to which newcomers are cordially welcomed.

Stephen Kleiman holds an M.M. in music composition from the University of Michigan and was an orchestra conductor in Europe and music director of the National Chamber Orchestra in Washington, D.C. A CD of his chamber music was released this spring.

Materials List
Required:
No materials required.

Recommended:
Berger, Melvin. Guide to Chamber Music. Dover, 2001. ISBN: 9780486418797

This class is part of the Newberry’s Adult Education Seminars Program.

Cost and registration information: 

Ten sessions, $210
The registration deadline has passed. To register with a $20 late fee, please call (312) 255-3700.