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ENRICH-0042 – Music: Scandinavian Composers (ENRICH-0042_COMP)

It's Grieg to Me: Heartwarming Music from the Frozen North

Whether it's the charming piano miniatures by Edvard Grieg or the huge, dramatic symphonies of Jean Sibelius, the world has long been thrilled by the music of Scandinavia's great composers. Separated geographically from Europe to the south, music makers (and poets and playwrights) from Norway, Sweden, Finland and Denmark created inspiring works that captured the unique folk traditions and the colorful history of their homeland. Join music journalist Marc Shulgold to explore the music and stories bestowed on us by Scandinavian composers. Start by listening to samples of the evocative melodies of Grieg and Sibelius, as well as the captivating music of Alfvén, Bull, Sinding, Nordheim, Nielsen and Halvorsen. Learn about colorful folk figures captured in the music, such as Peer Gynt, an army of trolls and their leader the Mountain King, and scary women such as Huldra and Nattmara (who inspired the word "nightmare"). Marc also shares the bumpy history of Sibelius' magnificent and demanding Violin Concerto. For your final gathering, attend a Colorado Symphony performance of the Sibelius masterpiece featuring violinist Karen Gomyo in a program that also includes Mozart's "Jupiter" Symphony No. 41 and Wagner's delightful Siegfried Idyll. Come away with a new appreciation for the classical contributions from the frozen north. 10% discount to Symphony subscribers.

Four sessions
Wed., 7-9 pm, Oct. 18, 25, Nov. 1, 2017
Symphony performance, Sat., 7:30 pm, Nov. 4
Location: Room 229, Lamont School of Music, Newman Center for Performing Arts, DU campus

Marc Shulgold is a music journalist, concert lecturer and teacher. After working at the Los Angeles Times for 12 years, Marc became the first—and the last—music and dance writer at the Rocky Mountain News, covering the cultural scene throughout the region for nearly 22 years.
Course Details
Location: DU Main CampusMode of Study: In-personPlaces Left: 13Waitlist Places Left: 10Fee: $165


Days of the WeekStart DateEnd DateTimeVenueInstructor
Wednesday18th October 20171st November 201707:00PM - 09:00PMNewman Performing Arts CenterMarc Shulgold
Saturday4th November 20174th November 201707:30PM - 09:30PMN/AN/A