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Music University (topic: Words & Music) at November 1st at 7:30pm

2017-18 Music University

3 Lectures: Words and Music
Begins see below for topics and dates

Location: The Community Room, Beth El Temple, 2626 Albany Avenue, West Hartford, Conn.

2017 FALL PROGRAM: THE WORDS and MUSIC

3 Lectures with your choice of dates and times prior to the evening lectures, please join us for Minyan in the Chapel
Cantatas & Oreos
Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017, 7:30 pm
Encore Lecture held on 
Monday, November 6 at NOON
Cantor Joseph Ness teaches us how words and music work together. What do lyrics mean and how does the music change meaning. For discussion: Cantatas & Oratorios. Audio samples – Served with Oreo cookies
and milk! NO CHARGE. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.
For some background about the cantata or oratorio forms and the jews go to:

http://www.milkenarchive.org/music/volumes/view/odes-and-epics/

All About Baroque Music
Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017, 7:30 pm
Encore Lecture held on 

Monday, November 13 at NOON
Cantor Joseph Ness teaches us how words and music work together. In this lecture we’ll
talk about the language of revolution in chorale music. Live demos. Served with Coffee, Tea & French Pastry.
NO CHARGE. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

For a little background about baroque music and the jews go to:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jewish_western_art_music

Why does the “Fat Lady Sing?”
Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017, 7:30 pm
Encore Lecture held on 

Monday, November 20 at NOON
Cantor Joseph Ness teaches us how words and music work together. A conversation about opera libretti. Understand the terminology: recitative, libretto, scene, action, aria, duet, trio, quartet, and chorus. How did opera develop over the centuries? Learn through demonstrations how opera librettos are formed with recitative (dialogue), songs and parenthetical action descriptions. Recordings & Demonstrations. Served with something rich. NO CHARGE. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.
For a little background about the jews of opera go to:
The Fall 2017 Music Series is sponsored in part by BEMA, Bob Gruskay, The Chai Society, The Beth El Cantor’s Music Fund and by donors like you.
 
 2018 SPRING PROGRAMS
Israel: Land of Music – 
details TBA
Point-Counterpoint    
Wednesday, March 14, 2018, 7:30pm

Israeli Experience – In 2 parts 
Wednesday, May 16, 2018, 7:30pm
Wednesday, May 23, 2018, 7:30pm
word and music