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The work of Gustav Mahler is a highly personal expression of his inner world, characterized by an overwhelming sense of alienation and loneliness.  In this survey course, we will explore Mahler’s life and career as a conductor and composer, focusing on his symphonies — his universal statements about life, death, love, redemption, religion, God, nature, and the human condition.  

Schedule : Weekly - Tue 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM; 6 sessions; starting 9/12/2017, ending 10/17/2017

Tuition: $150.00

Location : Hitchcock Presbyterian Church Location : 
  Hitchcock Presbyterian Church.

Instructor : John T. King 



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This course is an introduction and refresher for singers looking to improve their musicianship skills.  We will cover rhythm, sight-reading, key signatures, time signatures and reading choral music.  This is not a vocal technique class but a musicianship class focusing on the theory needed to read music and participate as a soloist or choral singer.    

Schedule : Weekly - Tue 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM; 4 sessions; starting 9/12/2017, ending 10/3/2017

Tuition: $100.00

Location : Scarsdale High School Location : 
  Scarsdale High School.

Instructor : Jennifer Tibbetts 



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Learn the history of jazz and blues through singing jazz standards, creating scat solos, and composing blues tunes.  Understand the intricacies of swing rhythm through singing, movement activities, and percussion instrument play.  Experiment with free improvisational singing using sounds and words.  Take an active, fun-filled journey into self-expression through the voice.     .  

Schedule : Weekly - Thu 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM; 6 sessions; starting 10/5/2017, ending 11/16/2017 ; Class Skip Dates : (No class on 10/26/2017)

Tuition: $150.00

Location : Scarsdale High School Location : 
  Scarsdale High School.

Instructor : MJ Territo 



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The outstanding songwriting team of Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart were among the most notable contributors to American Musical Theatre for almost a quarter century, composing 28 musicals and 500 songs from 1919 until Hart’s death in 1943.  This program will focus on some of their most endearing works, including “Pal Joey,” “Babes in Arms,” and “On Your Toes”  and will include performances by such notable musical artists as Ella Fitzgerald, Rebecca Luker, Judy Garland, Frank SInatra, and Gene Kelly.  

Schedule : Weekly - Tue 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM; starting 10/10/2017, ending 10/10/2017

Tuition: $20.00

Location : Scarsdale Public Library Location : 
  Scarsdale Public Library.

Instructor : Richard Knox 



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The Metropolitan Opera’s Emmy Award-winning series, The Met: Live in HD, continues its performances at your local movie theater, including these operas this fall and winter: Join us in advance of each screening for a lively discussion of each opera’s history, highlights, libretto, and cultural and social significance.  After this engaging preview, illustrated with video and audio samples, students will get the most out of viewing the opera performances on their own. Die Zauberflöte  Delve into the music and story of the determined Prince Tamino and the likable bird catcher Papageno who both go through a series of trials and challenges in order to achieve their own far reaching goals in the name of love and happiness.     --------------  

Schedule : Weekly - Fri 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM; starting 10/13/2017, ending 10/13/2017

Please read: Die Zauberflöte

Tuition: $25.00

Location : Hoff-Barthelson Music School Location : 
  Hoff-Barthelson Music School.

Instructor : Charles Coleman 



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Just in time for the holidays, and in preparation for listening to one of the many live performances of this masterpiece, we will examine the partnership of Handel and Charles Jennens (the Messiah librettist) and witness the remarkable realization of the text in Handel’s music.  We will explore Handel’s brilliant compositional ingenuity in the oratorio and follow the story of how Messiah rose to become one of the centerpieces of the Western canon of classical music.  

Schedule : Weekly - Tue 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM; 4 sessions; starting 10/24/2017, ending 11/21/2017 ; Class Skip Dates : (No class on 11/7/2017)

Tuition: $100.00

Location : Hitchcock Presbyterian Church Location : 
  Hitchcock Presbyterian Church.

Instructor : John T. King 



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Cristiana Pegoraro will explore the Four Seasons, the secret symbolism behind the score, the images of nature, and the poems which inspired the music.  She will then perform them in her innovative version for solo piano.  The performance will be enhanced by a beautiful picture galleries inspired by the music, created exclusively for the show by renown photographer Mino La Franca.  The evening provides an innovative way to deepen the knowledge of one of the most famous classical masterworks.  Join us to explore the music and enrich your soul.  

Schedule : Weekly - Thu 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM; starting 10/26/2017, ending 10/26/2017

Tuition: $30.00

Location : Scarsdale Public Library Location : 
  Scarsdale Public Library.

Instructor : Cristiana Pegoraro 



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Great choreographers understand not only the craft of physical movement but also the music that belongs with it.  Sometimes the use of music demonstrates great wit.  In other instances, the combination of music and dance achieves new spiritual and reverential highs.  This course will examine how twentieth century choreographers such as George Balanchine, Paul Taylor, and Twyla Tharp utilize the dramatic and melodic power of classical music compositions.  

Schedule : Weekly - Thu 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM; 2 sessions; starting 11/2/2017, ending 11/9/2017

Tuition: $50.00

Location : Scarsdale Public Library Location : 
  Scarsdale Public Library.

Instructor : Saul Spangenberg 



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The Metropolitan Opera’s Emmy Award-winning series, The Met: Live in HD, continues its performances at your local movie theater, including these operas this fall and winter: Join us in advance of each screening for a lively discussion of each opera’s history, highlights, libretto, and cultural and social significance.  After this engaging preview, illustrated with video and audio samples, students will get the most out of viewing the opera performances on their own. The Exterminating Angel  After the success of his opera The Tempest, British composer and conductor Thomas Adés offers the American premiere in the upcoming Metropolitan Opera HD broadcast of his newest opera The Exterminating Angel which explores the surreal fantasy of a dinner party from which it's guests can't escape.  Examine this as well as other celebrated works of Adés.     --------------  

Schedule : Weekly - Fri 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM; starting 11/17/2017, ending 11/17/2017

Please read: The Exterminating Angel

Tuition: $25.00

Location : Hoff-Barthelson Music School Location : 
  Hoff-Barthelson Music School.

Instructor : Charles Coleman 



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The Metropolitan Opera’s Emmy Award-winning series, The Met: Live in HD, continues its performances at your local movie theater, including these operas this fall and winter: Join us in advance of each screening for a lively discussion of each opera’s history, highlights, libretto, and cultural and social significance.  After this engaging preview, illustrated with video and audio samples, students will get the most out of viewing the opera performances on their own. Tosca  Prepare to view Sir David McVicar's new production of Giacomo Puccini's celebrated opera by probing this masterful score and story of a ruthless and devoted woman confronted by an equally ruthless Baron who is determined to have her, no matter what the c     --------------  

Schedule : Weekly - Fri 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM; starting 1/26/2018, ending 1/26/2018

Please read: Tosca

Tuition: $25.00

Location : Hoff-Barthelson Music School Location : 
  Hoff-Barthelson Music School.

Instructor : Charles Coleman 



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The Metropolitan Opera’s Emmy Award-winning series, The Met: Live in HD, continues its performances at your local movie theater, including these operas this fall and winter: Join us in advance of each screening for a lively discussion of each opera’s history, highlights, libretto, and cultural and social significance.  After this engaging preview, illustrated with video and audio samples, students will get the most out of viewing the opera performances on their own. L'Elisir d'Amore   In this light-hearted and touching comedy of Gaetano Donizetti's "L'Elisir d'Amore", the likable yet naive Nemorino stops at nothing to win the heart of his desire, Adina, even to the point of consuming an elixir, touted by the traveling quack doctor Dulcamara.     --------------  

Schedule : Weekly - Fri 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM; starting 2/9/2018, ending 2/9/2018

Please read:   L'Elisir d'Amore

Tuition: $25.00

Location : Hoff-Barthelson Music School Location : 
  Hoff-Barthelson Music School.

Instructor : Charles Coleman 



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  The Metropolitan Opera’s Emmy Award-winning series, The Met: Live in HD, continues its performances at your local movie theater, including these operas this fall and winter: Die Zauberflöte, The Exterminating Angel, Tosca and L'Elisir d'Amore.  Join us in advance of each screening for a lively discussion of each opera’s history, highlights, libretto, and cultural and social significance.  After this engaging preview, illustrated with video and audio samples, students will get the most out of viewing the opera performances on their own.    

Start date: 10/13/2017

Tuition:: $80.00

Materials Cost:: $0.00

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