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Summer Music in NYC

  • Hear, There, and Everywhere: Exploring Summer Music in NYC!

    Explore the repertoire from the free and low cost performances offered at many of New York City’s parks, performing arts venues, and cultural institutions this summer! Enhance your summer concert experience by learning about the pieces performed, the musicians involved, and the context and history of many kinds of music. Participants will learn and discuss strategies for active listening and discover new musical worlds alongside fellow New Yorkers.

    Concerts, ensembles, and repertoire will be chosen from the following summer series, festivals, and outdoor concerts: Lincoln Center Out of Doors, Mostly Mozart, New York Philharmonic, The Metropolitan Opera Plazacasts and Park Concerts, BRIC Arts Media/Celebrate Brooklyn, River to River, and more!  

    Details

    • Open to music lovers of all backgrounds and levels of experience
    • Course: 7 sessions. Thursdays, 7:00–8:45 p.m., June 26–August 7, 2014    
    • Tuition and fees: $100 non-credit tuition
    • Location: Most classes are held at Mannes College The New School for Music, 150 West 85th Street, New York City

    Schedule

    Thursday, June 26
    7:00–8:45 p.m.

    Introduction to Summer Music in NYC Strauss:
    Don Juan
    Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks

    Associated Free Concerts/Events: River to River Music Festival
    June 19-June 29: Various Locations  
    New York Philharmonic
    July 9: Prospect Park, Brooklyn
    July 10: Cunningham Park, Queens
    July 11: Central Park, Manhattan

    Monday, June 30*
    7:00–8:45 p.m.
    *Class meets on Monday in observance of Independence Day

    Smetana:
    Vyšehrad from Má vlast Tchaikovsky:
    Romeo and Juliet, Overture-Fantasy

    Associated Free Concerts/Events: New York Philharmonic
    July 9: Prospect Park, Brooklyn
    July 10: Cunningham Park, Queens
    July 11: Central Park, Manhattan

    Thursday, July 10
    7:00-8:45pm

    Nielsen:
    Maskarade Overture Bruch:
    Violin Concerto No. 1 Grieg:
    Selections from Peer Gynt Liszt:
    Les Préludes

    Associated Free Concerts/Events: New York Philharmonic
    July 14: Central Park, Manhattan
    July 15: Van Cortlandt Park, Bronx

    Monday, July 17
    7:00–8:45 p.m.

    Berlioz:
    Symphonie Fantastique

    Associated Free Concerts/Events: Mostly Mozart Festival
    July 26: Avery Fisher Hall

    Thursday, July 24
    7:00–8:45 p.m.

    Mozart: Don Giovanni Overture Gluck: Don Juan Introduction to New Music

    Associated Free Concerts/Events: Mostly Mozart Festival
    July 26: Avery Fisher Hall

    Thursday, July 31
    7:30 p.m. Concert
    *Class meets at Lincoln Center

    Class attends:
    José González with yMusic

    Associated Free Concerts/Events: Lincoln Center Out of Doors
    July 31: Damrosch Park Bandshell

    Thursday, August 7
    7:00–8:45 p.m.

    Metropolitan Opera:
    Repertoire TBD

    Associated Free Concerts/Events: The Metropolitan Opera Live in HD Summer Festival:
    Dates TBD

    Faculty

    Ben Ringer

    Mannes Extension faculty Ben Ringer is a clarinetist, conductor, and regular performer in and around New York City. He has conducted orchestral performances at Symphony Space and Carnegie Hall's Weill Recital Hall, and he is a founding member of Lunatics at Large. In addition to teaching at Mannes College The New School for Music, Ben also serves as a faculty member at Musipire Music Center and the Richard Rogers School for the Arts and Technology. BM in Clarinet Performance, MM in Orchestral Conducting, and Professional Studies Diploma from Mannes.

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