Program Notes October 13

Prelude to Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (1861-1867) Richard Wagner (1813-1883) Throughout much of the 19th century, German music was dominated by a war of words between two opposing camps. On…

History of Clapping

One of the first things many of us learn to do as babies is clap. As we age, we learn that clapping is an acceptable way to show appreciation and…

Will We See You at Meet the Music?

Meet the Music with Us This Season Did you know Wagner’s Die Meistersinger opera revolves around a singing contest? Or that Composer George Enescu was a child prodigy and began to compose…