For the Fall 2021 term, we're offering a mix of virtual and in-person classes. Although we are still primarily virtual, you will find a smaller selection of in-person seminars in the schedule. For more information about the Newberry’s virtual seminars, including a Zoom tutorial, please see our Virtual Seminars FAQ page. Registration opens on September 1st at 9am (Central time). Registration will take place through our online platform, Learning Stream.
This seminar will examine eight works of twentieth- and twenty-first- century classical music that can be hard to approach, focusing on composers from traditionally underrepresented populations, including Ruth Crawford Seeger, Kaija Saariaho, Alberto Ginastera, Toru Takemitsu, and George Lewis.
Four sessions. Registration – $195
Lawrence Axelrod is a composer, pianist, and opera tour creator/leader. His works have been performed in numerous venues throughout the US, Europe, and New Zealand. He is a founding member of the Chicago Composers' Consortium
No required materials.
There is no first reading assignment.