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Wednesday, April 19, 2017 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
The Other Night School: Curious History of Classical Music
The Curious History of Classical Music
with Dr. Josh Byrd
While we all might think of a favorite classical piece or composer, how exactly does that music or individual fit into the history of Western music? Which composers stayed within the conventions of their time? Who went rogue? Hop on board a fast and furious “virtual time-machine” as we explore the social, musical, and economic issues that helped mold and shape music as we know it. From the monks of Monty Python to the virtuosity of Paganini, this evening’s discussion will try and put everything we hear on a daily basis into a historical perspective.