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Course Description

Offered in cooperation with the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra (CPO). Through listening, lecture, discussion, guest musicians and virtual performances of select CPO concerts, examine the making and development of classical music with the aim of deepening your understanding and appreciation of this music genre. Each session will feature a deep dive into an orchestral masterpiece, which may include the works of Barber, Beethoven, Rachmaninoff, Tchaikovsky, Mozart, Strauss, Mahler, Prokofiev, Handel or Bach.

The course also includes four virtual performances hosted by the course instructors and special guest musicians and will feature a performance of work explored in that week's class, with commentary and discussion. These online performances will be on Friday evening following each class.  For specific virtual performance dates please check course registration section notes.

Course Details

Symphony season ticket holders can register at a reduced rate. Please phone 403-220-2866 for information.

Course Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the course, successful students will be able to:

  • Identify the musical families in the orchestra and the historical periods of classical music
  • Define the basics of the operations of a modern symphony orchestra
  • Describe biographical and historical information about the composers and classical repertoire performed by the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra (CPO)
  • Develop a vocabulary of musical terms
  • Identify musicians, conductors, and staff from the CPO and describe their professional experiences
  • Describe noteworthy elements of symphonic performance
  • Define what makes an symphonic performance great

Notes

Special 60 + years of age and older discount does not apply to this course as it is not a 20 hour course. 

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Type
Online Synchronous
Days
M
Time
7:00PM to 9:00PM
Dates
Oct 05, 2020
Type
Online Synchronous
Days
M
Time
7:00PM to 9:00PM
Dates
Oct 19, 2020
Type
Online Synchronous
Days
M
Time
7:00PM to 9:00PM
Dates
Nov 02, 2020
Type
Online Synchronous
Days
M
Time
7:00PM to 9:00PM
Dates
Nov 16, 2020
Schedule and Location
Hours
8.0
Delivery Options
Course Fees
Fee before GST non-credit $195.00
Reading List / Textbook

No textbook required.

Section Notes

Classes are held online in real time (Mountain Time) on Monday, October 5, 19, November 2 and 16 from 7:00PM to 9:00PM

Virtual Performances: Friday, October 9, 23, November 6 and 20. Performances start at 7:00PM and have an approximately 30 - 45 minute run time.

This course uses:

  • Desire2Learn (D2L), an online learning management system. The instructor will post your course outline and other materials in D2L.
  • Zoom web conferencing software.

For more information, please visit our Online Learning Resources.

Unless notified, all online courses are available at 9 am MT the day before the start date. Students who register on (or after) the start date will receive access within one day of registration.

Unless otherwise stated, notice of withdrawal or transfer from a course must be received at least seven calendar days prior to the start date of the course.

Type
Online Synchronous
Days
M
Time
7:00PM to 9:00PM
Dates
Jan 25, 2021
Type
Online Synchronous
Days
M
Time
7:00PM to 9:00PM
Dates
Feb 08, 2021
Type
Online Synchronous
Days
M
Time
7:00PM to 9:00PM
Dates
Feb 22, 2021
Type
Online Synchronous
Days
M
Time
7:00PM to 9:00PM
Dates
Mar 01, 2021
Schedule and Location
Hours
8.0
Delivery Options
Course Fees
Fee before GST non-credit $195.00
Reading List / Textbook

No textbook required.

Section Notes

Classes are held online in real time (Mountain Time) on Monday, January 25, February 8, 22 and March 1 from 7:00PM to 9:00PM

Virtual Performances: Friday, January 29, February 12, 26 and March 5. Performances start at 7:00PM and have an approximately 30 - 45 minute run time.

This course uses:

  • Desire2Learn (D2L), an online learning management system. The instructor will post your course outline and other materials in D2L.
  • Zoom web conferencing software.

For more information, please visit our Online Learning Resources.

Unless notified, all online courses are available at 9 am MT the day before the start date. Students who register on (or after) the start date will receive access within one day of registration.

Unless otherwise stated, notice of withdrawal or transfer from a course must be received at least seven calendar days prior to the start date of the course.

Type
Online Synchronous
Days
M
Time
7:00PM to 9:00PM
Dates
Apr 19, 2021
Type
Online Synchronous
Days
M
Time
7:00PM to 9:00PM
Dates
May 03, 2021
Type
Online Synchronous
Days
M
Time
7:00PM to 9:00PM
Dates
May 17, 2021
Type
Online Synchronous
Days
M
Time
7:00PM to 9:00PM
Dates
May 31, 2021
Schedule and Location
Hours
8.0
Delivery Options
Course Fees
Fee before GST non-credit $195.00
Reading List / Textbook

No textbook required.

Section Notes

Classes are held online in real time (Mountain Time) on Monday, April 19, May 3, 17 and 31 from 7:00PM to 9:00PM

Virtual Performances: Friday, April 23, May 7, 21 and June 4. Performances start at 7:00PM and have an approximately 30 - 45 minute run time.

This course uses:

  • Desire2Learn (D2L), an online learning management system. The instructor will post your course outline and other materials in D2L.
  • Zoom web conferencing software.

For more information, please visit our Online Learning Resources.

Unless notified, all online courses are available at 9 am MT the day before the start date. Students who register on (or after) the start date will receive access within one day of registration.

Unless otherwise stated, notice of withdrawal or transfer from a course must be received at least seven calendar days prior to the start date of the course.

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