David Amos and Erica Miner, on-air personalities for classical radio station XLNC1, will present a series of lectures at the Athenaeum in April on “crossover composers.” These two experts will examine the different genres in which Beethoven, Mozart, and Tchaikovsky worked.
April 5 – Ludwig van Beethoven Beethoven composed only one opera, but the music in Fidelio is arguably as sublime as any of his orchestral and chamber repertoire. David and Erica examine the Leonore Overture #3 and Florestan’s Act Two aria as well as symphonic and chamber works with similar “heroic” themes.
April 12 – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Mozart set the standard for all genres of music, but his operas tower majestically over his other works. Erica compares the Don Giovanni Overture with similar music in the Commendatore scene, while David contrasts piano and orchestral works of both dark and light character.
April 19 – Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky Tchaikovsky’s ballets and orchestral works may be more popular than his operas, but the dance music and poignant arias in Eugene Onegin are every bit as compelling as his symphonies, tone poems and chamber works. David and Erica provide examples both familiar and not so familiar.
Series tickets for all three music lectures are $30 for Athenaeum members and $45 for nonmembers. Single music lecture tickets are $12 for Athenaeum members and $17 for nonmembers.
Please call the Athenaeum to reserve your seats today, 858-454-5872.
Location: Athenaeum Music & Arts Library: 1008 Wall St., La Jolla, CA 92037 Get Directions