*Abbreviations under the "Available" column: A = Available // NA = Not Available // R = Previously Registered // WL = Currently on the Wait List

Music Heard ’Round the Town

In this course, the directors or principals will explain the composition, history, and musicality of works each organization will be performing this season. Class 1: Megan Sharp, director of Zephyrus, a Charlottesville vocal ensemble dedicated to the performance of Medieval, Renaissance, and Early Baroque music, will discuss music featuring Renaissance composers Thomas Tallis and John Sheppard with contemporary composers Eric Whitacre and Tarik O'Regan. Class 2: Judith Gary will compare the two radically different styles, eras, and composers of Handel's Dixit Dominus and Orff's a cappella choruses from Catuli Carmina. Class 3: Benjamin Rous will discuss Kaija Saariaho’s Orion and Gustav Holst’s The Planets. Class 4: Fiona Hughes will take a look at the May 12-13 concerts by Three Notch'd Road, Latin American Baroque: Music from New Spain. Class 5: Steve Jarvi and Kevin O’Halloran will discuss Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro, as well as the behind the scenes activities.
Note: The second class takes place on a Wednesday. All other classes are on Mondays.

Instructor Bio:

Megan Sharp holds a master’s degree in opera from the Boston Conservatory. She is director of Zephyrus, a Charlottesville vocal ensemble and music director at Westminster Presbyterian Church. Judith Gary, Music Director and Conductor of the Virginia Consort and Youth Chorale, has an undergraduate degree in Music Theory and Composition from Boston University and has a graduate degree in Music History from the University of Virginia. Benjamin Rous is the Music Director of the Charlottesville Symphony at the University of Virginia and member of the UVa Music Department. Steve Jarvi is the Artistic Director and Conductor of the Charlottesville Opera. Kevin O’Halloran is the Executive Director of the Charlottesville Opera. Fiona Hughes is a violinist with degrees from Oberlin Conservatory and Cleveland Institute of Music. She is a founding member of Three Notch’d Road: The Charlottesville Baroque Ensemble.

Course Number Instructor Dates Day Time Location Available
B104 Allen Hench Apr 2, 11, 16, 23, 30 Mo 11:00-12:30 pm Unity of Charlottesville A

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