Musical Musings With the Maestro

The Mansion at Strathmore, Shapiro Music Room

Join National Philharmonic Music Director & Conductor Piotr Gajewski for a lively discussion of music to be performed in upcoming Philharmonic concerts.

Co-presented with Strathmore

Monday, October 3, 2016 • 10:30am - 12pm
Change of Seasons: Explore Vivaldi’s famous The Four Seasonsand Astor Piazzolla’s contrasting take on the Seasons theme. Coincides with October 8 & 9 concerts.

CANCELED: Monday, January 23, 2017 • 10:30am - 12pm
It’s a Matter of Form: What are the many differences between a concerto and a symphony? Learn for yourself via Rachmaninoff’s famous Piano Concerto No. 2 and Dvoƙák’s Symphony No. 8. Coincides with Jan. 28 & 29 concerts.

Monday, April 17, 2017 • 10:30am - 12pm
Soulful Jewish Melodies: Few elements of the Jewish liturgy are as beautiful as Kol Nidrei and Schelomo, especially when delivered by a solo cello. At the same time, explore how Ravel successfully orchestrated Mussorgsky’s original piano composition Pictures at an Exhibition for a full symphony. Coincides with April 22 & 23 concerts.

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