29 2015

Federation Knosh & Knowledge May 29 with Jeremy Yudkin

10:45AM - 1:00PM  

This Federation program is held at Hevreh of Southern Berkshire 270 State Road
Great Barrington, MA 01230

Contact Nancy Maurice Rogers
413-442-4360 x 15

The Jewish Federation of the Berkshires presents Knosh & Knowledge "Listening in 3-D. How to Get the Most out of Music" with Professor Jeremy Yudkin.

Professor Yudkin will discuss various types of music, ranging from Beethoven to the Beatles, and will explain how, with a little special effort, music can be made even more meaningful and enriching. He will demonstrate a few small tricks and easy techniques that will greatly enhance everyone's listening enjoyment.  These include ways of thinking about the basic structure of a Beethoven composition and concentrating on the musical depiction of the lyrics in a Beatles song.  The power and obsession of the opening movement of Beethoven's Fifth Symphony, for example, can be more profoundly realized through a simple understanding of the conventional structure of classical first-movement form.  Paul McCartney's song "I've Just Seen a Face" displays a magical musical embodiment of first love.  All these and other simple insights into familiar and much-loved music will provide the basis for a very special lecture.  Come and learn how to "Listen in 3-D."  The techniques learned here will be applicable to all the music you love.  No musical expertise required!

Advanced lunch reservations required by Thursday, May 28 at noon.

Cost: $11 includes program and farm fresh buffet lunch from Freund's Farm Market and Bakery.  Program only is $5.