Visiting Lecture Series
Discover the authentic connections between classical music and the natural world.
Naples Philharmonic Lifelong Learning Lecture Series: Tracking Rhythms, January 25, 2024
Naples Philharmonic Lifelong Learning Lecture Series: Bird Flight Patterns and Music, February 8, 2024
EXPLORING CLASSICAL MUSIC THROUGH THE NATURAL WORLD
Discover the unique connection between bird flight and classical music. In this lecture, we will analyze six bird flight patterns and hear music that shares the same contour and motion as demonstrated in each. Throughout the presentation, attendees will gain a deeper understanding of melodic contour, rhythm, harmony, and meter by observing various species of birds in flight. Repertoire includes pieces by Glass, Haydn, Mendelssohn, Bermel, Strauss, and Vaughan Williams.
Whether walking through a wooded area or right outside your back door, evidence of animal activity is all around us. In this lecture, we explore the concept of rhythmic motion through analysis of quadruped track patterns and gaits. Throughout the presentation, attendees will hear these same gaits illustrated through classical music that shares the same rhythmic figures. Repertoire includes pieces by Brahms, Dvorak, Handel, Debussy, Verdi, Glass, and Strauss.