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Into the Enlightenment, Part II: The Birth of the Symphony


Tuesday, November 26, 2019
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Community Room

Join us for week two of this four-week series presented by Dr. Gil Harel.

Central among the creations of the classical period was the genre known as "symphony." Though it would come to be a large-scale work, early examples in this style are remarkable for their brevity and Spartan instrumentation. In this lecture, Dr. Harel will show how the symphony developed, and who the key figures in this idiom were.

Can't make the live event? Check out the video recording at DarienLibrary.tv

About the Presenter

Gil Harel (PhD, Brandeis University) is a musicologist and music theorist whose interests include styles ranging from western classical repertoire to jazz. Previously, he has served on the faculty at CUNY Baruch College, where he was awarded the prestigious "Presidential Excellence Award for Distinguished Teaching", as well as the Southwestern University of Finance and Economics in Chengdu, China. Currently, he teaches at Naugatuck Valley Community College, where he was presented with the "Merit Award for Exemplary Service to the College." At NVCC, Dr. Harel conducts the college chorale, a cappella ensemble, teaches music history and theory, and serves as musical director of theater productions. Outside of teaching, he enjoys staying active as a pianist and vocalist.

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