Crash Course in Classical Music at Union Club, Soho

20/04/2015
18:30to20:30



Another outing for my popular Crash Course in Classical Music, this time at the Union Club in London’s Soho. It’s a fun and informative single-evening event in partnership with the Idler Academy. I’ll be tackling four key areas of classical music:– Baroque, Classical, Romantic and twentieth-century – in the course of the evening, and focussing on a major work from each. And I’ve had fun picking these!

JS Bach: Prelude & Fugue in C major (Well-Tempered Clavier Book 1)

Mozart: B flat String Quartet K458, “the Hunt”

Mahler: Symphony no 1

Stravinsky: Le Sacre du Printemps/Rite of Spring

I’ll analyse the music, illustrate some important moments, provide a glossary of key terms, and put each piece in context. All part of my Classic Discovery series.

The Romantic Era – a Classic Discovery evening at the Reform Club

08/05/2015
18:30to19:30



The Romantic Era – a Classic Discovery evening at the Reform Club

This is an invitation-only event for members of the Reform Club.

Bach B Minor Mass Study Day – St Andrews

18/04/2015
10:00to15:00



I’m leading a study day on Bach’s great Mass in B Minor at the University of St Andrews. It offers a chance to learn more about this magnificent work, as well as the opportunity to sing and play sections. I’ve posted some useful links and suggestions for further reading here.

Talk on JS Bach’s sacred cantatas for the Ross on Wye Classical Music Society

14/04/2013
19:30to22:00



A raging serpent, a hellish dragon and God’s army of angels… but that’s enough about the audience! I’ve been invited to the Ross on Wye Classical Music Society to give a talk about my experience of conducting a complete cycle of JS Bach’s surviving sacred cantatas. And I’ll be offering a few illustrated reflections about this marvellous body of work.

The Classical Era – a Classic Discovery evening at the Reform Club

23/05/2014
19:00to20:00



The Classical Era –  a Classic Discovery evening at the Reform Club

This is an invitation-only event for members of the Reform Club.

Shostakovitch Symphony no 13 – Classic Discovery Short Course in Brixton and South Bank

21/10/2013
19:30to22:00
26/10/2013
19:30to22:00



In conjunction with The Feast of Reason supper club – fun, filling and informative … details at http://www.sandyburnett.com/classic-discovery

Classic Discovery – Crash Course in Classical Music at the Roman River Festival

30/09/2013
18:00to19:00
18:00to19:00
18:00to19:00
18:00to19:00



 

I’m delighted to give my Classic Discovery Crash Course in Colchester, as part of the imaginative Roman River festival put together by conductor/cellist/arranger Orlando Jopling.  I’m also delighted that they included the word “neophyte” in the billing, which you can read here.

Classic Discovery with National Youth Choir of Great Britain

10/04/2013
15:00to18:00
13/04/2013
11:30to12:45



The National Youth Choir of Great Britain are singing the Monteverdi Vespers of 1610 at the Royal Albert Hall on Sunday 14th April, and I’ll be filling them in on the background and makeup of the music in three Classic Discovery sessions – one for each of the two NYCGB Training Choirs on Weds 10th April, and one for the NYC itself on Saturday 13th April.

Classic Discovery at the Barbican

 

Classic Discovery at the Barbican

A great night out at the Barbican to hear the London Symphony Orchestra on blistering form with Nikolai Znaider. Meet my lovely Classic Discovery group – 24 people who don’t normally go to concerts.

talking about Classic Discovery at the Idler

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