Pre-Concert Discussion with Jessica Payette, Ph.D.
Sunday, March 17, 3013, 2:00 pm., Warren Tower High School Auditorium
Just prior to our March 17 concert, join Jessica Payette, Ph.D. in the concert hall for a relaxed and lively discussion of music that will be performed by the Warren Symphony Orchestra that afternoon. Learn about Beethoven’s famous “ta-ta-ta-TUM;” who is Rossini’s “Italian in Algiers;” why did Dvorak write his Serenade No. 2; and composer Aaron Jay Kernis, whose music reminds us of beautiful harmonies from space and beyond.
Dr. Payette is an assistant professor of musicology at the Department of Music, Theatre and Dance, Oakland University. She teaches the introductory graduate study course and graduate seminars in musicology, as well as segments of the undergraduate music history survey. Dr. Payette received her Ph.D. in musicology and humanities from Stanford University in 2008. For the 2007-2008 academic year she was a Geballe Dissertation Prize Fellow at the Stanford Humanities Center. She also holds a bachelor of music degree in piano performance and a B.A. in art history from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, where she was a Selmer Birkelo scholar.
The discussion is designed to inform you about the music, and enhance your enjoyment of the concert. Come join us!
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