Once again Jeremy Yudkin, Chair and Professor of Musicology at Boston University, will be doing Pre-Concert lectures at the Lenox Library. All lectures take place in the Lenox Library, Fridays and Saturdays 2:30-4 pm. $40 per weekend, $25 per day. The Library is located on Main Street a short walk from Brook Farm Inn, our Lenox MA bed and breakfast.
For reservations, email YudkinJaf@gmail.com.
Here is the schedule:
Weekend 1 (Opening Weekend)
Friday, July 8 The Berlioz Requiem. 400 People!
4 Offstage Brass Ensembles! Magnifique!
Saturday, July 9 Joshua Bell Sings a Violin Fantasy;
Tchaikovsky Weeps (the Sixth Symphony)
Friday, July 15 Dvorak’s Greatest Work (The Cello
Concerto) and Schumann’s “Spring” Symphony
Saturday, July 16 A True Original: Sibelius, the
“Granite Man” of Finland with a Tender Soul
Friday, July 22 On One Program: The Two Greatest
Masterpieces of Beethoven and Brahms
Saturday, July 23 Who WAS Ravel? The Composer of
Boléro or a Jazz Pianist?
Friday, July 29 “A Transforming Experience”: Mahler’s
Fifth Symphony is HUGE!
Saturday, July 30 A Case of Daylight Robbery: Brahms’s
Friday, August 5 Classic Restraint, Romantic Angst:
Beethoven vs. Rachmaninoff and Strauss
Saturday, August 6 Mendelssohn’s Exquisite Violin
Concerto and Rachmaninoff’s Mysterious Second Symphony (“Never Gonna Fall In Love Again”)
Friday, August 12 “The Spanish Flair”: Carmen,
Rodrigo (both Classical and Jazz), Falla, and Granados
Saturday, August 13 Yo Yo Ma Channels Schumann,
and Brahms Escapes from Beethoven (Finally)
Friday, August 19 The Real Story behind Beethoven’s
Saturday, August 20 What Is It Exactly that Makes
Friday, August 26 “The Great American Opera” -
Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess
Saturday, August 27 All Beethoven, All the Time: His
Symphonies 1, 5, and 9