The Music of Mozart, Haydn, Bach and Handel: Featuring the music from the Handel and Haydn Society 2011-2012 season.
Sep 13-Oct 4, 2011
Meets 7:00 PM-8:00 PM
Status: This class has been canceled
Founded in Boston in 1815, the Handel and Haydn Society (H&H) is the oldest continuously performing arts organization in the United States, offering historically informed performances that capture a more intimate soundscape afforded by period instruments and orchestrations.
In this interactive course, we will listen to the music of Mozart, Haydn, Bach, and Handel, discuss the significance of selected works featured on H&H’s first three concerts (Mozart in Vienna, Pergolesi Stabat Mater and Handel Messiah) and explore the unique colors, textures and moods present in the vocal and instrumental works of
this magnificent quartet of composers. Whether you’re already an H&H concertgoer or simply yearning to explore these and related works from the Baroque and Classical periods this class provides an excellent overview and will enhance your listener experience.
Instructor -- Christopher Schroeder
Boston-based trumpeter, vocalist, composer/arranger, and educator, Chris Schroeder is a musician with diverse interests. As a trumpeter, he has performed with the Concord Symphony, Indian Hill Pops Orchestra, Neponset Valley Brass Quintet, and Boston Opera Collaborative. Prior to this, he performed on Main Street U.S.A at Walt Disney’s Magic Kingdom Resort in Orlando, Florida. Merging his love for chamber music and education, Mr. Schroeder founded Bravado Brass, performing dynamic educational programs for local schools and community centers throughout greater Boston. A multi-facetted vocalist, he has performed as ‘Il Commendatore in Don Giovanni, with the Boston-based a cappella group Similar Jones, and most recently narrator all six voices for Stravinsky’s Histoire Du Soldat for The Boston Conservatory. An active music educator, Mr. Schroeder has worked at Boston College High School as the brass instructor for their Concert Band and jazz Big Band. He currently works with the North End Music and Performing Arts Center and is the Trumpet Instructor in residence for the El Sistema Music Initiative at the Conservatory Lab Charter School in Brighton.