The Complete Music Listener: Ongoing Access to Comprehension, Appreciation and Sophistication

Tuesday, June 10, 2014
(This program continues for multiple sessions)
Tuesdays, June 10 – July 29

2 – 4 pm

Led by Stephen Kleiman

Even seasoned music listeners can find themselves wrestling with profound questions concerning not only a piece of music’s relevance, but their own ability to take full advantage of the performances. Through comparative listening and discussion, we will seek to understand all of the constituencies that make up the musical encounter: the performer, the music, the composer, the audience, and the venue. By tackling questions of musical sensations and qualities, we will deepen our powers of perception and our appreciation of this profound and emotional art form.

Stephen Kleiman holds an M.M. in music composition from the University of Michigan. An orchestra conductor in Europe and former music director of the National Chamber Orchestra in Washington, D.C., his compositions have recently been performed in Chicago and Boston.

Materials List

Required Texts:

  • No materials required.

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

Cost and registration information: 

Eight sessions, $220.
Register Online.