Not your typical music appreciation class! Moby Pearson (violinist, ensemble coach, and orchestra conductor) invites you into his home to listen to variety of musical treats with fellow music lovers. Listen to glorious music – from the Baroque to the Beatles and sometimes beyond. And pick up new musical perspectives along the way!
March Madness Returns!
March 14, 2019
A walk through Brahms’ many different chamber music combinations, from piano and strings to horns & harp to the richness of the string quintet and sextet. Not to mention his soulful and melancholy works for the clarinet.
March 21, 2019
Double, Triple, and Quadruple Concertos!
The possibilities are numerous from Vivaldi to Bartok. Beethoven Triple and Brahms Double, and lesser known but equally exhilarating concertos by Mendelssohn and Schumann. Bonus – Did you know Mozart started a triple concerto for strings? We’ve got it.
March 28, 2019
The White Album, aka (simply) The Beatles, 50 years on.
The remix is out, folks. It is new and improved as if you were right there in the studio! Plus original demos and outtakes from rehearsals. We will hear George asking for a cheese sandwich before launching into While My Guitar with Eric Clapton. And much more.
$25 per session, $60 for all three in advance. Refreshments provided.
Call the office to register and get directions. (802)257.4523
Looking ahead to summer – July 11, 18, 25!
Past sessions have included the following topics:
Mozart’s Cream of the Crop: A sampling of Wolfgang’s compositions which transcend all his others — the string quintets, the piano concertos, and his late operas.
All You Need Is (the) Love (album)! : An examination of this masterpiece which is the sound track for Cirque du Soleil’s long running “Love” show in Las Vegas. The album contains fascinating layering and remixing of Beatles songs, parts of which are intertwined simultaneously.
Transcriptions and Covers, Why Bother?: Great pieces and songs stand on their own, yet composers and artists insist on putting their own stamp on them. We’ll sample some of these, from Bach to the Beach Boys.
Final Years, Final Moments: A look at the twilight of composers’ lives and some wonderful works which were borne of their suffering and imminent demise.