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Arlington Public Schools Adult Education

The History of the Symphony

Dates:February 12 - March 5, 2019
Meets:4 Tuesdays 10AM-12N, 4 sessions
Location:Syphax 173
Instructor:Gregory Munford
Course Fee (Basic)Arl. Res.$ 119.00
Course Fee (Alternate)Arl. Sr.$ 99.00
Course Fee (Alternate)Non-Res.$ 139.00

Sorry, we are no longer accepting registrations for this course. Please contact our office to find out if it will be rescheduled, or if alternative classes are available.

Course Description

This 4-session course tells the story of the magisterial centerpiece of classical music, the symphony. Developed, refined and expanded over two centuries, virtually every major composer felt the need to meet its challenge…and change its course. From its modest beginnings with early Haydn and Mozart through the heroic powerhouses of Beethoven to the overwhelming titans of Mahler and Bruckner to the passionate works of Tchaikovsky and the cool elegance of Sibelius, you'll learn and hear how and why the themes, techniques, forms and logic of the symphony truly form the beating heart of classical music.