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John Williams: Star Wars' Genius

In this course, we will watch and listen to Williams' films, from prestigious projects such as Lincoln and Schindler's List to popular thrillers such as Jaws, the Raiders films and the Jurassic Park series. Join us as we explore sci-fi (ET, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Star Wars series) and fantasy (Harry Potter series, or Hook) but also the realism of films such as Saving Private Ryan, Empire of the Sun, The Patriot and JFK.

Tuesdays, 6:30-8:00PM

Phone: 416.408.2825

First Nights

This class will travel back in time to the premieres of five iconic musical masterpieces: Monteverdi's Orfeo in 1607, Handel's Messiah in 1742, Beethoven's Ninth Symphony in 1824, Berlioz's Symphonie Fantastique in 1830, and Stravinsky's Rite of Spring in 1913.

Wednesdays, 1:00PM-3:00PM

Phone: 416.408.2825

Music Through the Ages: The Romantic Era Continues

Discover (or rediscover) the music and the world of this fascinating historical period. Areas of listening and learning will include: the Romantic symphony and concerto; musical nationalism and exoticism; program music - telling the same story in different ways; women in music; the music of Russia; the birth of ballet; Romantic opera.

Thursdays, 10:00AM-12:00PM

Phone: 416.408.2825

Opera in the City

Calling all opera lovers! Immerse yourself in the music, the plot, and the characters; hear arias sung by students of the Glenn Gould School; and study excerpts from the libretto (English translations provided). We'll explore the place of each opera within the composer's artistic output and its position within both the history of opera and the socio-political context of the time.

Tuesdays, 1:00-3:00PM

Phone: 416.408.2825

Theatres of Terror: Gothic Horror in Music, Opera and Film

From both musical and dramatic perspectives, this course will investigate how terror has been done best. As artists, and as audience members, we will explore how this genre works when it works well. We will dissect a few bodies - the scores and films that is - to see what makes them tick or bleed. Maybe as we explore their anatomy AND our own we can discover a few things about what makes us scream.

Tuesdays, 6:30-8:00PM

Phone: 416.408.2825

Glenn Gould: Music and More

This course will explore Gould's musical career and also his ideas about concert performance, recording, radio and television, Canadian-ness and other aspects of Gouldian thought. Lectures will be enhanced by recordings, excerpts from television appearances and documentaries, and in-class performances by students of the Glenn Gould School.

Wednesdays, 1:00-2:30PM

Phone: 416.408.2825


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