“The Mighty Handful” – 19th Century Russian Composers
6 sessions, 12 hours
The “Mighty Handful” were a circle of five influential Russian musical nationalists during the 19th century. In this course you will learn about the society that influenced the “sound” of that time period. You will also get to know more about the music you might hear when attending a concert. Whether you are a long-time music lover or new to it, you will enjoy learning and listening and expanding your appreciation of music in general. Rimsky-Korsakov, Mussorgsky, Borodin, Cui and Balakirov will be our focus, with an addition of Tchaikovsky for good measure.
Instructor: Lynn Fleming is currently principal bassist with the National String Symphonia. Additionally, she has conducted a number of orchestras in the area, including Westminster Symphony Orchestra. She is currently the director and conductor of the Fredrick Community College String Ensemble. A graduate of the Juilliard School of Music, Ms. Fleming spent ten years teaching and performing in Venezuela, South America with the Maracaibo Symphony Orchestra. Upon her return to the United States, Ms. Fleming joined the faculty of the Juilliard School Music Advancement Program where she taught double bass as well as performing with some of the premier ensembles in NYC and the surrounding area.
ILR314 “The Mighty Handful” – 19th Century Russian Composers
4-Digit Number: 5654
Mondays, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m., 9/11/17 – 10/16/17
Location: Conference Center (E Building) /E106
Tuition: $40 Fee: $89 Total: $129
MD residents age 60+ pay fee only.