Music 249: Listening Live in London, Glasgow, and the Isle of Skye
Glasgow, United Kingdom;London, United Kingdom;York, United Kingdom
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HE-Human Expression, Intcl-Intercultural
Brooke Joyce (Music); Kathryn Reed (Music)
This is a course devoted to listening actively and thoughtfully to live music, and to broadening the contexts thtat inform our listening experiences. It is intended for students from all majors, with discussions centering on music and benefiting from the varied academic and experiential backgrounds of the students.
The course begins in London, where we spend approximately the first 10 days taking advantage of the range of musical performances available and the rich musical and cultural history of the city. Performances include opera, ballet, symphony orchestra, chamber music, and solo recitals. We also visit a jazz club, and participate in workshops on the Javanese Gamelan, and at the English Folk Song Society. Mornings are devoted to class discussions, with afternoons free for exploration of the city, followed by late afternoon tea and shared observations before the evening performance.
Next we travel north via the old city of York where we'll attend choral evensong at the cathedral, and by contrast, a traditional English pantomime. From here, we begin to encounter less formal forms of music making, particularly in folk traditions of the British Isles. After attending and participating in events at the Celtic Connections Folk Festival in Glasgow, Scotland, we will travel to the hauntingly beautiful Isle of Skye for a workshop on Gaelic folk music at Sabhal Mòr Ostaig.
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