https://www.bostonphil.org/education/interpretation-classes Boston Public Library Rabb Lecture Hall
700 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02116
Classes, Kid Friendly, Music, Rainy Day Ideas
Boston Philharmonic founder and conductor Benjamin Zander continues his monthly free music interpretation class, “Interpretations of Music: Lessons for Life.”
The participants and selected musical pieces will be announced the week before the class, so check back for full details.
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. He helps guides each musician in order 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.
The series continues one Saturday per month through May: the next classes are scheduled for February 4, March 25, April 22, and May 13.