Calling all music lovers, classical fans, and young professionals! Dive deeper into the classical scene, enrich your concert experience and nurture your inner-musician.
Before every Masterworks concert, the Symphony offers a free pre-concert lecture designed to enhance and enrich the experience of attending a symphony concert. Led by Dr. Rachel Franklin, distinguished lecturer and pianist, the lecture provides musical and historical context and perspective to the evening’s repertoire. Dr. Franklin’s presentations have been praised by Symphony patrons as highly entertaining and enlightening. The pre-concert lecture begins at 6:45 PM and is open to all ticket holders for the evenings’ concert.
Symphony Study Series
For adults interested in an in-depth learning experience, the Annapolis Symphony offers the Symphony Study Series, led by Dr. Rachel Franklin. This three-session interactive class is designed for music lovers who want to delve deeper into the world of classical music. The course offers a comprehensive and multi-disciplinary study of a specific topic within the classical music realm. The goal is to educate and illuminate the music in a fun, interactive, informal educational setting that takes students “behind the scenes” of composers’ lives and much more.
2019-2020 Symphony Study Series: Coming to America
From the son of Pachelbel, touring megastars like Paderewski to successful emigrés such as Rachmaninov, the United States has been drawing great composers since well before its Declaration of Independence. In this unique new course with Dr. Franklin, we explore the siren call of America to international musicians through the centuries.
Fall Session | November 14 & 21, 2019
Winter Session | February 13 & 20, 2020
Spring Session | April 6 & 16, 2020
All sessions take place at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, beginning at 7 PM.