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Listen to This: a Beginner’s Guide to 20th Century Classical Music. Week 3

Week 3. Music at a Crossroads: Neoclassicism and Modernism, 1935-1964 Have you ever encountered a work of art and thought, “I don’t get this”? All great art was, at one point in time, new and unfamiliar. Beethoven’s work was often considered “violent,” whereas Bach’s was thought too ornate and grotesque. How can we appreciate the […]

Listen to This: a Beginner’s Guide to 20th Century Classical Music. Week 4

Week 4. The Other Side of the Pond: American Minimalists, Chance Music and Experimentalists, 1964-1987 Have you ever encountered a work of art and thought, “I don’t get this”? All great art was, at one point in time, new and unfamiliar. Beethoven’s work was often considered “violent,” whereas Bach’s was thought too ornate and grotesque. […]

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Listen to This: a Beginner’s Guide to 20th Century Classical Music. Week 5

Week 5. What Now? A Look at Music of Today, 1987-modern era Have you ever encountered a work of art and thought, “I don’t get this”? All great art was, at one point in time, new and unfamiliar. Beethoven’s work was often considered “violent,” whereas Bach’s was thought too ornate and grotesque. How can we […]

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History and Music of Ireland

Just in time for St. Patrick’s Day, NCMC faculty member Sean Murphy discusses the music and history of Ireland – with musical accompaniment! 

Femme Fatales of Opera with Nick Davies: Puccini’s Manon Lescaut

What is the nature of love? Rapture? Obsession? Manipulation? Since the inception of opera, the archetypal femme fatale has been one of the most explored stock characters in the genre. Encompassing works from 1600 through to the modern era, this series will provide an in depth guide to the ways that art and culture intersect, and use it to understand these […]

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Jazz Night at the NCMC

Faculty Members Jason Sullivan, Nigel Goss and Aidan Sherry are joined by drummer Ecliff Graves for a set of modern jazz standards. Broadcasting live via the NCMC youtube channel.

Femme Fatales of Opera with Nick Davies: Berg’s Lulu

What is the nature of love? Rapture? Obsession? Manipulation? Since the inception of opera, the archetypal femme fatale has been one of the most explored stock characters in the genre. Encompassing works from 1600 through to the modern era, this series will provide an in depth guide to the ways that art and culture intersect, and use it to understand these […]

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Viola de Gamba and Organ

NCMC faculty members Mollie Glazer, viola de gamba, and Isaiah Williams, organ, present a springtime concert from St. Paul’s Church featuring works by Vierne, Vivaldi/Bach, Telemann, Marais, and others.  

Of Bartók and Balkans

In this trio d'anches folk music tour, we will spotlight music from Eastern Europe, featuring Béla Bartók, the grandfather of Hungarian classical music, alongside several lesser known composers, Stan Golestan of Romania […]

Femme Fatales of Opera with Nick Davies: Handel’s Guilio Cesare

What is the nature of love? Rapture? Obsession? Manipulation? Since the inception of opera, the archetypal femme fatale has been one of the most explored stock characters in the genre. Encompassing works from 1600 through to the modern era, this series will provide an in depth guide to the ways that art and culture intersect, and use it to understand these […]

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Femme Fatales of Opera with Nick Davies: Wagner’s Parsifal

What is the nature of love? Rapture? Obsession? Manipulation? Since the inception of opera, the archetypal femme fatale has been one of the most explored stock characters in the genre. Encompassing works from 1600 through to the modern era, this series will provide an in depth guide to the ways that art and culture intersect, and use it to understand these […]

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