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Instrumental Amalgamation

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ClassGraphic If you enjoy movies, music, history, and science, this study group will both enhance your interest and broaden your knowledge as we study musical instruments. Our assignments will be to watch a movie and to read about the featured orchestral instrument in our chosen text, Encyclopedia of Music (Hermes House, 2002) by Max Wade-Matthews and Wendy Thompson. Each session, members will give a review of the movie and instrument featured, as well as topical issues related to the movie, such as Irish immigration, multiple sclerosis, and Marfan syndrome. A sampling of the movies include: The Devil’s Violin (2013), Hilary and Jackie (1998), and Immortal Beloved (1994). Guest speakers from the Chicago Symphony and Civic Orchestras will discuss construction and history of the instruments. The first 10 weeks will be virtual. The final 4 weeks will be in-person, at various locations in Chicago relevant to that week's chosen instrument, such as an instrument company, Chess Records, and a Chicago cathedral. We will conclude each session by listening to a famous piece of music featuring the studied instrument. Study group members will also have the opportunity to attend for free an open rehearsal of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.

Class Details

14 Session(s)
Weekly - Thu

Virtual - Any Location

MultipleInstructor :
1.Matthew Corey2.Denise Stauder3.Sid Mitchell 



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Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
3/7/2024 - 6/6/2024 Weekly - Thu 09:45 AM - 11:45 AM N/A, Virtual - Any Location  Map Sid Mitchell  ; Denise Stauder  ; Matthew Corey 
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