MUSIC APPRECIATION COURSE: "VERDI EN SU BICENTENARIO"
8 in-person sessions and a visit to a rehearsal of the Orquesta Filarmonica de Jalisco
"I Adore the arts; when I am alone with my notes, my emotion and pleasure are immense"
-Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901)
Monday the 4th, Wednesday the 6th, Thursday the 7th,
Monday the 11th, Wednesday the 13th, Thursday the 14th,
Wednesday the 20th and Thursday the 21st
From 6 to 7:30 PM
Auditorium of the Museo de la Ciudad.
Independencia 684, Centro Histórico (Downtown)
-Free and Open to the Public-
Docent: Mtro. Felipe de Jesús Gutiérrez, member of the Orquesta Filarmónica de Jalisco.**
As part of the celebration of the bicentennary of the birth of Giuseppe Verdi, a cordial invitation is extended to those musicians, vocalists, persons involved in cultural promotion, students of the dramatic arts and the general public, who are would like to sharpen their music appreciation skills and be able to listen conscientously, critically, and with enhanced pleasure to the many works that form the musical heritage of this great composer.
The course offers an open-minded examination of Verdi's musical building blocks, in which we will analyze two operas: La Traviata and Rigoletto. We will look at Verdi's subjective and deeply abstract musical language, qualities and basic principles. We will discover the social and historical context from which these works were born, as well as their relationship to the other arts.
Admission to this event is free, but participants must register at the offices of the Museo de la Ciudad, by e-mail at: email@example.com or by phone to: Architect Mónica Arenal, the museum's director, 1201 8712.
*Limited admission: 100 persons.
**The course will be given in Spanish; however, Maestro Felipe speaks English and can help with clarifications as needed.