https://www.bostonphil.org/education/interpretation-classes Boston Public Library
700 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02116
Kid Friendly, Lectures & Conferences, Music
Based the success of his first free music interpretation class “Interpretations of Music: Lessons for Life,” on October 22—the first in nearly three years, Boston Philharmonic founder and conductor Benjamin Zander’s next class takes place Saturday, December 10, from 10:00 a.m. until noon at the Boston Public Library Central Branch’s Rabb Hall (700 Boylston Street). The series takes place one Saturday per month through May: the next classes are scheduled for January 21, February 4, March 25, April 22, and May 13.
In each class Zander employs his legendary communication skills and his lifetime experience in all aspects of musical performance to coach, inspire, and transform several highly accomplished young musicians who live or study in the Boston area. During each session Zander guides each musician, helping to create a deeper understanding of what the music is asking of the performer and how to communicate it with the greatest intensity and authenticity to the audience. The classes, which feature a range of classical masterworks and usually anywhere from two to four musicians—playing any instrument, including classical guitar--provide a window into how music can and should be performed in order to engage, stimulate, and inspire the audience at the deepest level.
Other than choosing the musical work in advance, each lesson is completely spontaneous, often inspiring surprising, new insights. More information and recordings of previous classes are available on Benjamin Zander Center’s web site.
Classes are free and open to the public; advance tickets are not required. For more information, visit the class web page on the Boston Philharmonic web site. High school and college musicians are also invited to apply to be a participant by contacting [email protected].