The Music of Bach, Hartke, and Pärt: Featuring the music from the Cantata Singers 2011-2012 season.
Location: New School of Music
Room: Room B
Oct 18-Nov 8, 2011
Meets 7:00 PM-8:00 PM
Status: This class has been canceled
The Cantata Singers, one of Boston’s most celebrated music organizations, is know for captivating audiences with their daring juxtapositions of music old and new. This year’s season, “The Journey, 48 years in the making,” offers no exception to this, pairing works by Bach and American composer Stephen Hartke in their opening concert.
In this interactive course we will listen to the music of Bach, Hartke, Alfred Schnittke and Arvo Pärt and discuss the significance of selected works. Whether you’re a current subscriber to the Cantata Singers or simply yearning to explore the vocal and instrument works of these unique pairings, this class provides an excellent overview.
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.