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Allegria Ensemble to Educate Youth on Classical Music

by on May 16, 2017 5:00 AM

The Allegria Ensemble will present "How to Listen to Classical Music,” on Monday, May 22, at Young Scholars of Central Pennsylvania Charter School and Wednesday, May 24, at Our Lady of Victory Catholic School.

The musicians, including oboist Robyn Dixon Costa, cellist Jon Dexter and violinist Debbie Trudeau, will share what to expect at a classical chamber music concert, including etiquette, the role of the performer as interpreter of the composer's intentions, the emotional effect of music, compositional structure, the composer's inspiration and the collaborative process of a live performance.

Within the program of two- to four-minute minute pieces, the musical styles span four centuries and include contemporary compositions. The musicians take turns introducing each selection and touch on history, math, geography and social skills with visual demonstrations, audience participation and question-and-answer time.

This program is funded in part by the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts and the Music Performance Trust Fund of the American Federation of Musicians.

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