The Art of Active Music-Listening
Although many people enjoy classical music, most leave performances with only a cursory awareness of what they have just heard. Others feel they do not “understand” classical music and hesitate to attend concerts in the first place.
In both situations, not only do people leave with a sub-optimal audience experience, but they are less able to articulate their experience and less likely to identify and support excellent music-making in their community. As a result, the quality of music being offered in the community diminishes over time.
As one remedy to this problem, I offer interactive discussions on “How to Listen to Classical Music: The Art of Active Music-Listening”. I offer both a philosophical and practical approach to perceiving more of what is available to the lay-listener at a concert, symphony or opera.
In order to reach as many people as I can, I provide introductory lectures at no cost.
Topic-specific lectures prior to recitals, symphonies, or operas are also available.