You must remember that classical and orchestral music is fun. Forget what you were ordered to do by your parents or your junior high school music teacher (practice, practice, practice). These presentations will return you to the real joy of music.
Although written as many as three hundred years ago, many classical works have found their way into modern popular culture. Some may be familiar, some not so familiar. Regardless, it is always fun to note and listen to the real origin of these classical gems and then to listen to their modern popular adaptations.
People often regard classical music as being “high-brow”, only for the highly educated and sophisticates in society. Nothing could be farther from the truth. Classical works have been the subject of mockery, ridicule and derision from the day they were first written and presented. This session will demonstrate that classical music can be a lot of fun. No need to wear a tuxedo or formal attire for this session.
Love, romance and passion are often the inspiration behind many famous pieces of classical music, and certainly many operas. In other cases, a classical orchestral work may have been composed for some unknown reason, yet it has become identified with love and romance when we hear it today. This session will be a steamy one. Note that this presentation is for mature audiences only. Valid photo ID may be required.
Many movies have included some great orchestral music. This music may not be considered “classical” music in that sense but it does exhibit the same characteristics of works written by many familiar “classical” composers. That is, they are written to help tell a story, add another dimension to the story and intensify the drama. Whether that story is in a ballet, opera or a modern motion picture, it is great music, nevertheless – “Lights! Camera! Action! Music!”
There are many works of classical or orchestral music that describe various aspects of nature. Animals are a very popular subject. What is interesting to hear is how the music really describes the sounds and movements of various creatures. In his poem to accompany the music of The Carnival Of The Animals, the poet, Ogden Nash, offered this comment that describes this program: “… To glorify other forms of life. Be quiet, please, for here begins a salute to feathers, furs, and fins.”
We all recognize the importance of water to human existence. Classical music composers also had a great reverence for water and many of them wrote some great orchestral works that describe the importance and majesty of great bodies of water from around the world. So come on board our ship as we sail through some great music.
Many composers wrote music with young people in mind. These compositions have themes that focus on some aspect of childhood or youth. When you listen to this music now, you get that feeling that life is full of fun and games. But great music has a universal appeal, so this program will be enjoyed by young and old alike.
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