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Classical Music History Crash Course

Tuesday, September 21st | 7:00pm-8:30pm | Classical Music History Crash Course


Love the symphonic strain of strings, but having trouble distinguishing your Beethoven from your Bach? Or, perhaps you worry there’s no way into the classical music world without an evening gown or a tuxedo? By listening to the creations of composers working in the classical tradition from the Middle Ages to modern times – including women and people of color – students will leave this course able to place their Prokofiev and Palestrina in a larger human story of musical innovation. More fully appreciate the next classical music in a film, on the radio, or – with newfound confidence – at a concert hall.

This class is appropriate for ages 14+.

This class will take place online through Zoom. Links for Zoom classes will be sent 1 hour before the start of class. If you do not receive your link, please check your spam or submit an email through our contact page.

Live subtitles will be available upon request during this class. If you prefer a sign language interpreter, please fill out our contact form. Please also let us know if you have any preferences (seating, vision access, etc).

About the teacher:
Tyler Lucero has played violin and listened to WXXI’s Classical 91.5 since childhood, taking lessons at the Eastman School of Music while growing up in Henrietta. He has played with the Finger Lakes, Brighton, Genesee, and Brown University Symphony Orchestras, and founded a string quartet of geology majors while in college called The Earth Tones. Classical music nerd that he is, the first CD he ever owned was of Tchaikovsky’s Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth Symphonies.

For details on our COVID-19 policies, class cancellation policy, parking, and more please visit our FAQs.