https://www.bostonphil.org/education/interpretation-classes Boston Public Library's Rabb Lecture Hall
700 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02116
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Join Boston Philharmonic founder and conductor Benjamin Zander at his world-renowned, free music interpretation classes, “Interpretations of Music: Lessons for Life,” on select Saturdays at the Boston Public Library's Rabb Lecture Hall through May 2024, Additional classes are scheduled for December 2, March 23, April 6, and May 11.
High school and college musicians are invited to apply to be a participant by contacting [email protected].
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.