Learn About the National Music of France and the Germanys at October Music Lecture in Gloucester County Sponsored by Bay-Atlantic Symphony
From a press release submitted by The Bay-Atlantic Symphony to Patch.
Learn about the national music of France and the Germanys at the October installment of free music lectures in Gloucester County by Paul M. Somers, sponsored by the Bay-Atlantic Symphony.
This is the second of a four-part series exploring the national music of various counties in Europe, Russia and the Americas.
The lecture will take place on Tuesday, October 2, from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Monroe Township Library, 713 Marsha Ave., Williamstown.
The series will continue in November with an exploration of the national music of Italy and Spain in Novmeber, and of North and South America in December.
The October lectures for Cape May, Cumberland, and Atlantic Counties will continue the series of the effect of history on music during the last two centuries with an exploration of music under the tyranny of Metternich. The lectures will take place on Tuesday, October 9, from 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. at the Ocean City Public Library, Room 110, 1735 Simpson Ave., Ocean City; Monday, October 15, from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Vineland Public Library, 1058 E. Landis Ave., Vineland; and Thursday, October 18, from 6-7:30 p.m., at the Margate Public Library, 8100 Atlantic Ave., Margate.
That series continues in November with an exploration of the American experience after the Revolution and the musical influence of Billings, Moravians, shape-notes, minstrelsy, Fry, Gottschalk, Indianism, New Englanders and Herbert. The December lectures will be an exploration of music between the 20th century wars, from Irving Berlin to the Beatles and beyond.
Subsequent lectures this season for all locations will explore The Golden Thread – an unbroken line of connections from medieval chant to Gershwin, how composers work, and folk literature in composed music, along with a question-and-answer session in April and a Fresh Ears® experience in May.
“The informal atmosphere that we maintain at these lectures provides a pleasant, relaxed environment for people to expand their musical knowledge,” Somers said.
Somers, Adult Education Director for the Bay-Atlantic Symphony, is a also a composer, performer, founder of Maurice River Music, was for 25 years the harpsichordist for the Virtuoso Strings of New York, and was a reviewer for the Star-Ledger.
All Bay-Atlantic Symphony music lectures are co-sponsored by the libraries in which they given.
For further information, call the Bay-Atlantic Symphony at 856-451-1169 or Somers at Maurice River Music at 856-506-0580. For the Gloucester County series, you can also call the Monroe Township Library in Williamstown at 856-629-1212; for the Cape May County series, you can also call the Ocean City Public Library at 609-399-2434; for the Cumberland County series, you can also call the Vineland Public Library at 856-794-4244; and for the Atlantic County series, you can also call the Margate Public Library at 609-822-4700.