Exploring 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

Date Topic and Repertoire Associated Free Concerts/Events
Thursday, June 26
7:00–8:45 p.m.
Introduction to Summer Music in NYC Strauss:
Don Juan
Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks
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
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
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
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 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
Lincoln Center Out of Doors
July 31: Damrosch Park Bandshell
Thursday, August 7
7:00–8:45 p.m.
Metropolitan Opera:
Repertoire TBD
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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