Redwood Library and Athenaeum: A Two Year Series of Music Appreciation Lectures

Dr. Edward Markward, Music Director (BME, MM Drake University; DMA The University of Michigan)
Music Director – Rhode Island Civic Chorale & Orchestra
Professor Emeritus of Music
Rhode Island College

Year 1: 2017 – 2018

10/8/2017

Lecture I (Antiquity – c. 1250)

        Music of Antiquity, Gregorian Chant, Early Polyphony

10/22/17

Lecture II (1250 – 1400)

         Late Middle Ages motet, 14th century European society, Ars nova

11/12/17

Lecture III (1400 – 1600)

         Some aspects of the Renaissance 

12/3/17

Lecture IV (1350 – 1600)

           The English influence

2/4/18

          Lecture V (1400 – 1521)

           The High Renaissance

2/25/18

Lecture VI (1521 – 1641)

           Mannerism and the Beginnings of the Baroque 

3/11/18

Lecture VII (1641 – 1750)

           Aspects of the Baroque

4/8/17

Lecture VIII (2017)           

Preview of RICCO concert June 2, 2018 7:30 PM

                 Dona nobis pacem – Esa-Pekka Salonen

                 Until Forever Ends – Geoffrey Gibbs (world premiere)

                 Dona nobis pacem – Ralph Vaughn Williams

Contact the Redwood Library for reservations:  401-847-0295, x 112

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