Explore the repertoire at 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!
Thursday, June 26
Introduction to Summer Music in NYC
Strauss: Don Juan Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks
Associated Free Concerts/Events: River to River Music FestivalJune 19-June 29: Various Locations
New York PhilharmonicJuly 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 PhilharmonicJuly 9: Prospect Park, Brooklyn July 10: Cunningham Park, Queens July 11: Central Park, Manhattan
Thursday, July 10
Nielsen: Maskarade Overture
Violin Concerto No. 1
Selections from Peer Gynt
Liszt: Les Préludes
Associated Free Concerts/Events: New York PhilharmonicJuly 14: Central Park, Manhattan July 15: Van Cortlandt Park, Bronx
Monday, July 17
Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique
Associated Free Concerts/Events: Mostly Mozart FestivalJuly 26: Avery Fisher Hall
Thursday, July 24
Don Giovanni Overture
Introduction to New Music
Thursday, July 31
7:30 p.m. Concert*Class meets at Lincoln Center
José González with yMusic
Associated Free Concerts/Events: Lincoln Center Out of DoorsJuly 31: Damrosch Park Bandshell
Thursday, August 7
Associated Free Concerts/Events: The Metropolitan Opera Live in HD Summer Festival:
Mannes Extension faculty member 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.
Continuing education registration for the spring 2015 term begins December 8.
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