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Lunch and Learn, Scott Speck

Lunch n’ Learn with Scott Speck

Wednesday, November 4th, 12 pm - 1:00 pm

Doors open at 11:30 am

FREE

Bring your own lunch and enjoy an hour of lively discussion with Music Director Scott Speck with a special guest appearance by a WMS musician. The topic will be the upcoming concert American Music: Old and New. Those who have tickets to attend the associated masterworks concert on Friday, November 6 will get a primer to the works that will be presented and for those who don’t, tickets will be available to purchase!

You will learn about:
• Mason Bates’ space-age composition Mothership. What is the inspiration behind the name?
• Aaron Copland’s Clarinet Concerto, one of many commissions by the “King of Swing,” Benny Goodman. You can hear hints of another composer’s style in it, who is it?
• The WMS’ nod to theatre with Barber’s Overture to The School for Scandal and music from Bernstein’s West Side Story – how many pieces will you recognize? Also, find out the original concept for the musical… it didn’t include Jets and Sharks!
• Plus a question and answer period about the West Michigan Symphony and the Nov. 6 repertoire.

Doors open at 11:30 am to give you time to mingle and take your seats.

Food available for purchase at area restaurants such as Subway (next door) and Rebel Pies (downstairs in the back of Unruly Brewing).

No RSVP required, complimentary coffee and water provided.

Lunch n Learn, Lunch and Learn, Scott Speck

Lunch n’ Learn with Scott Speck

Wednesday, November 4th, 12 pm - 1:00 pm

Doors open at 11:30 am

FREE

About

Bring your own lunch and enjoy an hour of lively discussion with Music Director Scott Speck with a special guest appearance by a WMS musician. The topic will be the upcoming concert American Music: Old and New. Those who have tickets to attend the associated masterworks concert on Friday, November 6 will get a primer to the works that will be presented and for those who don’t, tickets will be available to purchase!

You will learn about:
• Mason Bates’ space-age composition Mothership. What is the inspiration behind the name?
• Aaron Copland’s Clarinet Concerto, one of many commissions by the “King of Swing,” Benny Goodman. You can hear hints of another composer’s style in it, who is it?
• The WMS’ nod to theatre with Barber’s Overture to The School for Scandal and music from Bernstein’s West Side Story – how many pieces will you recognize? Also, find out the original concept for the musical… it didn’t include Jets and Sharks!
• Plus a question and answer period about the West Michigan Symphony and the Nov. 6 repertoire.

Doors open at 11:30 am to give you time to mingle and take your seats.

Food available for purchase at area restaurants such as Subway (next door) and Rebel Pies (downstairs in the back of Unruly Brewing).

No RSVP required, complimentary coffee and water provided.

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