Join Principal Pops Conductor Bob Bernhardt for his lecture series that takes a behind the scenes look at the lives and works of musicians and composers. Tickets are only $35 and can be purchased by calling the CSO box office at 423.267.8583.
October 31, 2017 – 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Ghosts and goblins and a troll king or two have made their way into classical music throughout the years. Come tricked out in your costume and be treated to a musical bootcamp that sniffs out the skeletons hiding in spooky selections.
Vienna, My Home
January 13, 2018 – 11:00am to 2:00pm
Composers have been inspired by the streets of Vienna for hundreds of years. Take a walk with Bob through the music of Mozart, Beethoven, and others who have called Vienna home.
April 14, 2018 – 11:00a to 2:00p
With more than two decades of opera conducting, Bob knows his way around the opera world. This class is for opera newbies – we’ll introduce opera terms – and for long-time opera lovers alike as we celebrate the CSO’s Opera Week.
Voices from Latin America
May 5, 2016 – 11:00a to 2:00p
Listen and learn about the music and composers of Latin and Central America on Cinco de Mayo. Bob explores the sambas, tangos, and symphonies of greats like Astor Piazzolla, Hector Villa-Lobos, and more!
See the CSO dressed down and up close as it rehearses for an upcoming Masterworks concert. Attendees may have the opportunity to hear from composers, guest artists, and CSO musicians during rehearsal.
- Poulenc & Rachminioff: Poulenc Gloria – Tuesday, October 17, 2017
- Movie Masterworks: Mozart Piano Concerto No. 20 – Tuesday, January 23, 2018
- Symphony Fantastique: Borodin Polovtsian Dances – Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Attendees may stay until the break (typically around 9pm). Topics and musicians subject to change. Limited to 25.
Radio and Online
WSMC 90.5 will be rebroadcasting all Barnett & Company Masterworks Series concerts this season.
Movie Masterworks: Sunday, February 4th at 4:00pm
Sibelius Symphony No. 5: Sunday, March 11th at 4:00pm
Tchaikovsky and Prokofiev: Sunday, April 15th at 4:00pm
Symphonie Fantastique: Sunday, May 6th at 4:00pm
For more information or to listen online, visit WSMC’s website.