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Lecture

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

All About the Piano

The evolution of the piano and its solo literature is fascinating. In this 6-lecture series, Peteris Zarins will provide an overview of renowned master composers for the piano alongside perhaps lesser known, yet, fascinating contributors.

Wednesdays, 10:30AM-12:00PM

Phone: 416.408.2825

Lula World Music Tour

Lula Music and Arts Centre, programmer for the vibrant Latin and world music venue Lula Lounge, takes you on a music tour with stops in West Africa, South America, the Caribbean, India and Europe with some of Toronto's most highly-respected musicians, presenters and ethnomusicologists as guides.

Wednesdays, 7:00-8:30PM

Phone: 416.408.2825

Opera Overtures

Immerse yourself in an interactive introduction to the sublime and sublimely ridiculous world of opera! This 5-week course includes active warm-ups, theatre games, lively interaction, video presentations and a special visit to the dress rehearsal of the Canadian Opera Company's production of La Traviata.

Mondays, 7:00-8:30PM 

Phone: 416.408.2825

The Passion of the Guitar

This 6-week course will explore the many facets of this fascinating instrument, from the hunter's bow to the synthesizer, from Segovia to Hendrix. Join fellow guitar entusiats as we delve into the history of the guitar, and the many ways it has inspired performers and audiences alike.

Thursdays, 7:00-8:30PM

Phone: 416.408.2825

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