|Start Date:||6th August 2019|
|End Date:||8th August 2019|
|Res Fee (from):||£328.00|
|Non Res Fee:||£220.00 What's included?|
Over the course of the weekend we will explore the context and music of seven symphonies, composed between 1788 and 2012, by Mozart, Berlioz, Glass, Piston, Dvořák, Shostakovich and Sibelius. Programme notes will be provided, and we will listen to the music examples on excellent hi-fi equipment including DVD with large screen. This course is suitable for anyone with an interest in music.
Terry Barfoot is a well-known figure in the musical life of southern England, who has written widely about music and opera, and is Publications Consultant to the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. He has lectured, for example, at the British Library, the Austrian Cultural Forum, Opera Holland Park, the Royal Opera House, the Three Choirs Festival and at Oxford University, where last year he gave a series of lectures on Sibelius. His latest book, a History of Music written for Omnibus Press, was published in October 2014.
Terry is Vice President of the Arthur Bliss Society, the Havant Orchestras, Southampton Music Club and Portsmouth Baroque Choir, and an Honorary Member of the Berlioz Society. With his own company, Arts in Residence, he promotes musical events at agreeable locations throughout Britain and in Europe, and recently led visits to Prague, Leipzig, Vienna, Amsterdam and Berlin. He is a regular visitor to Dillington.
In a culture of screens, Ipods, pads & players, where unregulated information highways are bustling with meaningless sound bites, Dillington provides a rare and beautiful lay-by. Reflection and reinvigoration is the name of the game. The mind is given new perspectives.