What to Expect
In addition to enjoying the pillars of our Western cannon (Bach, Beethoven, Schumann, Brahms, Dvorak, etc. ) in individual and in chamber music repertoire, we’ll turn the spotlight this summer on the Roaring Twenties—the 1920s and our own present decade—and look at the frenzy of artistic activity that took place in Berlin, Paris and New York.
Students and faculty will have opportunities to explore works by Poulenc, Stravinsky, Rachmaninoff, Zemlinsky, Moszkowsky, the Jazz craze in Europe, the cabaret songs of Kurt Weill, and of course, back home, the legacies of Cole Porter, George Gershwin, Samuel Barber, Arnold Schoenberg, Amy Beach, Erich Wolfgang Korngold and Leo Ornstein, among many others who were active at this time and in these cultural centers. We’ll also take a look at works that were inspired by the solitude, technology and resourcefulness that arose during the pandemic.