Music history and appreciation

From jazz to opera - join our interactive music appreciation classes at Build.
  1. Introduction to musicals

    Course Date: Mon 4 Jun 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    From Showboat to Wicked, this course surveys some key examples from the history of the modern musical and examines the way different styles of music, dance and words work on stage.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £60.00

  2. French weekend: introduction to the music of Claude Debussy

    Course Date: Fri 13 Jul 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Inspired by the artistic world of early 20th century Paris, Debussy set out to explore in his work 'the magic peculiar to music'. This short course will introduce you to the music of Debussy through two key works.
    Full fee: £19.00
    Senior fee: £15.00
    Concession: £12.00

  3. Opera appreciation: an introduction

    Course Date: Mon 16 Jul 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    What is opera? And how do you approach it? Explore the ostentatious, sometimes overwhelming world of opera by studying two major works and styles. Tutor: [external website].
    Full fee: £39.00
    Senior fee: £31.00
    Concession: £24.00

  4. Miles Davis: from bebop to hip-hop

    Course Date: Tue 17 Jul 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Enjoy an in-depth exploration of the music, life and times of this frequently innovative, often controversial but always influential artist. There is so much more than 'Kind of Blue' and 'Sketches of Spain'. Tutor: Albi Gravener.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £55.00
    Concession: £42.00

  5. Italian weekend: introduction to Puccini's operas

    Course Date: Fri 27 Jul 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    In keeping with the Tuscan theme of this summer school weekend, we engage with Puccini’s operas, his bohemian lifestyle, and his reputation then and now. Tutor: Pauline Greene.
    Full fee: £29.00
    Senior fee: £23.00
    Concession: £18.00

  6. Italian weekend: music of the Trecento

    Course Date: Sun 29 Jul 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore Italian medieval music of the 1300s with a focus on composers active in and around Florence. Study several carefully selected pieces to learn about the different genres and instruments. No previous experience necessary. Tutor: Dr Edward Breen [external website].
    Full fee: £19.00
    Senior fee: £19.00
    Concession: £12.00

  7. Classical music: an introduction

    Course Date: Thu 2 Aug 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Are you interested in finding out more about classical music but not sure where to start? This taster course will introduce you to the history of music through a careful choice of works. Tutor: [external website].
    Full fee: £29.00
    Senior fee: £23.00
    Concession: £18.00

  8. Beatles album masterclass 1: Revolver (1966)

    Course Date: Mon 6 Aug 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Enjoy an in-depth study of what made The Beatles’ Revolver such a revolutionary album within pop music. Tutor: Dr Toby Manning [external website].
    Full fee: £29.00
    Senior fee: £23.00
    Concession: £18.00

  9. Wagner's Ring Cycle: an overview

    Course Date: Thu 9 Aug 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Wagner’s ‘Ring’ Cycle is a mighty epic lasting many hours, full of armies of characters and multiple plot twists – not to mention the musical labels, or ‘leitmotifs’, that Wagner assigns to various people and ideas throughout. This course is intended for those who are keen to learn about Wagner and the Ring, and navigate the action across its four constituent operas. Tutor: Dr Katy Hamilton [external website].
    Full fee: £29.00
    Senior fee: £23.00
    Concession: £18.00

  10. Beatles album masterclass 2: Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967)

    Course Date: Thu 9 Aug 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Enjoy an in-depth study of what made The Beatles’ Sgt Pepper such a revolutionary album within pop music. Tutor: Dr Toby Manning [external website].
    Full fee: £29.00
    Senior fee: £23.00
    Concession: £18.00

  11. Beatles album masterclass 3: The White Album (1968)

    Course Date: Fri 10 Aug 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Enjoy an in-depth study of The Beatles’ White Album, a revolutionary album within pop music. Tutor: Dr Toby Manning [external website].
    Full fee: £29.00
    Senior fee: £23.00
    Concession: £18.00

  12. Lieder: a beginner's guide

    Course Date: Thu 16 Aug 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    The songs of Schubert, Schuman, Brahms and Wolf are so often held up as pinnacles of Romantic music. But for non-German speakers, it can be difficult to find a way into the German Lied. If you find yourself baffled when confronted with this repertoire, this is the course for you! Come and discover the humble origins of Lieder, as we go behind the scenes with poets and composers as they write for voice and piano. Tutor: [external website].
    Full fee: £29.00
    Senior fee: £23.00
    Concession: £18.00

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