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.
It’s Only Natural!
November 17, 2018 – 11:00am – 2:00pm
Throughout the history of classical symphonic music, composers have often looked to Nature for inspiration in their writing, and solace in their lives. From Beethoven’s “Pastoral” Symphony, to Reshpighi’s “The Birds” and “Pines of Rome,” to Smetana’s “The Moldau” and so many more, we’ll listen to glorious music inspired by the natural world around us.
All About Brahms
February 23, 2019 – 11:00am to 2:00pm
When asked about Johannes Brahms’ music, the renowned British conductor Sir Thomas Beecham supposedly remarked, “That old bore?.” I know that there are a few folks who feel that way, but for me, I love the music of Brahms deeply and cannot wait to take this journey talking about his life and times, and exploring the many highlights of his career as one of the “Three B’s!”
The John Williams Saga
April 30, 2019 – 5:30pm to 8:30pm
By the time this class happens, John Williams will be deep into the composition of the soundtrack for the ninth, and final, Star Wars movie!! What a life, what a career, and what music!!! As always, I cannot wait to explore the incomparable variety and constant brilliance of John’s life’s work We’ll listen to the scores we all know, and to a few off the beaten track, and I know you’ll enjoy the ride!
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.
Tell us more about yourself! Fill out the Open Rehearsal RSVP form when you purchase a ticket so we can enhance our Open Rehearsal experience!
Piazzolla’s Four Seasons of Buenos Aires
September 25, 2018 – 7:45pm
Alan Elkins’ Double Concerto
January 15, 2019 – 7:45pm
Chris Brubeck’s Concerto for Bass Trombone & Orchestra
March 26, 2019 – 7:45pm
Bizet’s Carmen – limited seating available!
April 9, 2019 – 7:00pm
George S. Clinton’s The Rose of Sonora: a concerto in five scenes
April 23, 2019 – 7:45pm
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.
For more information or to listen online, visit WSMC’s website.