Jubilee United Church

40 Underhill Drive | Toronto, Ontario, M3A 2J5 | 416.447.6846

The Jubilee Living and Learning

LECTURE SERIES

SPRING 2020

“COMPOSERS AND THEIR MUSIC”

Four Wednesday afternoons

1:00-2:30 p.m.

Mar.  4 / 11 / 18 / 25

Cost for Entire Series $25

Individual Lectures $10

Registration

(Cheques payable to Jubilee United Church)
Jubilee United Church Office
40 Underhill Drive, Don Mills M3A 2J5
416-447-6846   

March 4:   Opera Choruses

No opera is complete without a least one good chorus.  In this presentation, we’ll enjoy some of the best known opera choruses by Verdi, Wagner, Weber and Puccini and get to know their context.

 

March 11:  The Songs of Franz Schubert

The art song (“Lied”), the perfect marriage of poetry and music, is the flower of romanticism.  Join Joseph as he takes you on a journey through nature, love and tragedy in the early 19th century.

 

March 18:  Curious Instruments

Names like Pan-flute, Baryton or Jew’s Harp might not be common in the concert hall, but they are not merely musical curiosities – they have interesting history, as well as unique repertoire, written by well-known composers (and some less well-known).

 

March 25:  Female Composers

It’s a man’s world – certainly when it comes to creating music.  Yet, throughout history, we encounter talented females who dared to challenge this belief and create music.  In this presentation, we will meet not just ‘wife of …” or “sister of …” but great artists in their own right.

 

A few words about our presenter:

JOSEPH SHARON has been immersed in the arts from a very young age.  This passion led him to earning a Bachelor’s Degree at the Academy of Music and Dance in Jerusalem, Israel, prior to travelling to Milan, Italy to study at the Civica Scuola di Musica, and later to Switzerland where he studied Performance Practice of Music from the Renaissance and Middle Ages at the Schola Cantorum in Basel.