Symphonic Music Revealed

Sunday,  June 14, 2020
3-3:30 Program
3:30-3:45 Q&A 

What does the Conductor Do?  

Have you ever wondered what it is like to conduct an orchestra? It looks easy doesn’t it? In fact, conducting is a complex task that involves making a lot of decisions.  In this on line talk, conductor Marguerite Richardson reveals how she prepares herself for rehearsal and how she prepares the orchestra for a concert.

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Sunday,  July 12, 2020
3-3:30 Program
3:30-3:45 Q&A

Why are some Pieces So Popular?   

Have you ever found yourself listening to a piece of classical music that stirred your emotions?  In this on line talk, conductor Marguerite Richardson reveals her favorite pieces of classical music and the science of how composers manipulate our emotions.

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Sunday,  August  16 , 2020
3-3:30 Program
3:30-3:45 Q&A

The Evolution of Symphonies and Symphonic Music

Have you ever wondered where symphonies came from?  In this on- line talk, conductor Marguerite Richardson discusses the development of the symphony orchestra and the symphonic form of music. She will discuss major composers and the invention of many of the instruments currently played in our orchestras today.

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