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|Course:||The Many Lives of Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990)|
|Start Date:||23rd July 2018|
|End Date:||25th July 2018|
|Res Fee (from):||£336.00|
|Non Res Fee:||£230.00 What's included?|
Composer, conductor, pianist, teacher, television star; all of these roles were performed with brilliance by this uniquely talented musician. In this course we shall explore Bernstein’s output, including “Candide”, “West Side Story” and “Chichester Psalms”. We will also observe him as a teacher and in interview, and consider his special qualities as a conductor in interpretations of his favourite music. This course will appeal to anyone with an interest in music and no specialist knowledge is required.
Gwyn Parry-Jones has a richly experienced background, both as a performer and a conductor, and has held academic posts at the universities of Oxford, Gothenburg and Reading. At Reading he was, until 2007, the Director of Music in the Faculty of Education, and remains a visiting lecturer at Reading and Oxford Universities. As a professional musician Gwyn worked with the Hallé and the BBC Philharmonic Orchestras, and played under the batons of some of the world's greatest conductors, including Sir John Barbirolli, Carlo-Maria Giulini and Sir Simon Rattle. Gwyn is also well known as an adjudicator, and has this year again been a Mentor at the National Festival of Music for Youth in Birmingham’s Symphony Hall. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, and an Honorary Fellow of the University of Reading. Gwyn has a number of published compositions and arrangements too, mostly for wind instruments or voices.Back to List
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