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Classical Conversations: History and Folklore

  • Overview

    Go inside the music. Join Dr. Eric McIntyre of Grinnell College for an informal and 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 first Live from the Temple concert, History, and Folklore. From Bach’s colorful, inventive Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 to Gabriela Lena Frank’s Leyendas, take a musical journey spanning three continents and 300 years.

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