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Classical Conversations: Copland & Vivaldi

  • | Des Moines, IA
  • Presented By: Des Moines Symphony
  • Dates: November 11, 2020
  • Location: Virtual - via Zoom
  • Start/End Time: 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
  • Price: $15 to Join the Zoom
  • Overview

    Go inside the music.

    Join Dr. Eric McIntyre of Grinnell College for an informal & enjoyable online class that discusses various topics in Classical Music. This class is designed for anyone who enjoys music — from long-time Symphony-goers to those interested in attending their first concert.

    In this class, we'll take a deep dive into the music featured in our November Live from the Temple concert, Copland & Vivaldi. The majesty of Handel & Copland’s idyllic, inspiring Appalachian Spring bookend a program that features Pulitzer Prize-winning African-American composer George Walker’s serene Lyric for Strings along with Vivaldi’s sparkling, brilliant Concerto for Two Trumpets.

    C.J. Beinert from the Cheese Shop has created a special wine/cheese pairing for the class, and will join us on Zoom to discuss his selections. Want to add wine/cheese to your class purchase? Just reserve it using the "Tickets" link above & follow the instructions for pickup.

    Before the class, set up the Zoom app on your phone, tablet, or computer. (Tech-challenged? Here’s a handy video tutorial.) Please test this well in advance of the class, so you don’t miss anything.The private video conferencing link will be provided in a separate email sent the day of the class. To join, simply log in by clicking on the Zoom link we will send you. 

    Please contact Joshua Barlage, Managing Director, Symphony Academy at for more information.