You probably knew that Beethoven was deaf, but Beethoven you probably didn’t know that he was always falling in love, was exempt from court etiquette, and became the towering figure of his times. So, who is Beethoven, and why is he so important? Find out here in a free talk with CBMF Co-Artistic Director, Dr. Erik Christian Peterson.
The Romantic Period was the era of grandeur, sublimity, spookiness, and horror. Poe, Shelly, Hawthorne, Byron, and Goethe expressed those sentiments in prose and poetry, and Beethoven exalted them in music. Learn about the Classical and Romantic periods and how Beethoven’s music evolves into a Romantic manifesto that expresses the sublime.
An audience favorite returns! The four women of Spinphony are a string quartet unlike any you've ever seen - electric instruments, DJ, and dancing! You'll have a spring in your step after witnessing Spinphony's hallmark mashups of classical favorites alongside pop and rock classics, all performed in glam costumes. You might even hear some Beethoven!
Join CBMF Co-Artistic Directors as they perform three string trios that illustrate the evolution from the clear forms and charming melodies of the Classical period to the Dynoesian emotionality of Romanticism. Learn about how to listen for the stylistic traits that help to define each period.
Some of Bach’s most inspired music was written as dance music. What are the dances of Bach’s time, and how does Bach’s music move beyond dance? Enjoy hearing gorgeous and buoyant music from Bach’s cello suites contextualized by dance. Note a ticketed concert immediately follows this free lecture. Click here to purchase tickets to a […]
Why are we drawn to music and why is music universally important to cultures? And, how do we categorize Western music? Learn about the function of music within cultures and about the organization of stylistic periods in Western art music. Join CBMF Co-Artistic Director, Dr. Erik Peterson, as he tells the stories behind the music […]
Music is esoteric and intangible - you can’t touch it, taste it, or see it. How do you approach listening to music, and how do you increase your musical horizons? Join CBMF Co-Artistic Director, Dr. Erik Peterson, as he tells the stories behind the music we present. Increase your musical IQ and learn about the […]