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INSTRUMENTALLY SPEAKING

Get the whole picture with Instrumentally Speaking, the WSO’s pre-concert talks.

 

These interesting and informative talks are held an hour before the start of each Masterworks, Intimate Classics, and Classics in the County series concerts.

 

Talk are led by WSO Music Director Maestro Franz or by WSO Associate Conductor Peter Wiebe and frequently feature musicians, guest artists, composers, and other special guests. The talks are free with your concert ticket and provide an excellent opportunity to learn more about the music about to be presented.

 

  • Masterworks Concerts - Pre-Concert Talks begin at 7:00 p.m. inside the Capitol Theatre.
  • Intimate Classics Concerts - Pre-Concert Talks begin at 1:30 p.m. in Assumption Hall.
  • Classics in the County - Pre-Concert Talks begin at 6:30 p.m. at Leamington United Mennonite Church. 

 


AMICI MUSICAE

WSO Music Education Series - How to Listen To & Understand Great Music

 

Amici Musicae is a group of people who share a great interest in the arts, music in particular.  Everyone is welcome - just bring an inquisitive mind and the desire to meet new friends!  These events are free, though donations to the WSO are accepted and appreciated!  Your donations will support the WSO's education and outreach programs in our community.   

 

THE 30 GREATEST ORCHESTRAL WORKS

An opportunity for classical music lovers to deepen their knowledge of music begins again on Tuesday April 17th, from 1:00pm-3:00pm. With the cooperations of The Great Courses, the WSO will be hosting a series of lectures, both live and pre-recorded, on the following topics: 
 

Dates for Capitol Theatre Lectures

Capitol Theatre on Tuesdays from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

April 17        

  • Lecture 1: Game Plan
  • Lecture 2: Vivaldi -  The four Seasons

 

April 24  

  • Lecture 3: Bach -  Brandenburg Concerto No.2
  • Lecture 4: Bach -   Violin Concerto in E Major

 

May 1st

  • Lecture 6: Mozart -  Piano Concerto No.24 in C Minor
  • Lecture 7: Mozart - Symphony in C Major "Jupiter"

 

May 8            

  • Lecture 5: Haydn -  Symphony No.104
  • Lecture 8: Beethoven - Symphony No.3

 

May 15          

  • Lecture 9: Beethoven -  Piano Concerto No.4
  • Lecture 10: Beethoven - Symphony No.9        

 

June 12

  • Lecture 11: Schubert - Symphony No.9   
  • Lecture 12: Mendelssohn -  Italian Symphony No.9       

 

June 19

  • Lecture 13: Schumann - Symphony No 3
  • Lecture 18: Bedrich Smetana - Ma Vlast

 

June 26 

  • Lecture 14: Brahms - Symphony No.4      
  • Lecture 15: Brahms - Violin Concerto

July 10

  • Lecture 16: Tchaikosky - Symphony No.4
  • Lecture 17: Tchaikosky - Violin Concerto  

 

July 17

  • Lecture 19: Dvorak - Symphony No.8
  • Lecture 20: Dvorak - Concerto for Cello

 

July 24

  • Lecture 21: Rimsky-Korsakov - Scherazade     
  • Lecture 22: Richard Strauss - Thus Spoke Zarathustra     

 

August 14

  • Lecture 23: Mahler - Symphony No.5       
  • Lecture 24: Rachmaninoff - Symphony No.2          

 

August 21

  • Lecture 25: Debussy - La Mer
  • Lecture 26: Stravinsky - The Rite of Spring      

 

August 28

  • Lecture 27: Saint-Saens - Symphony No.3
  • Lecture 28: Holst - The Planets

 

September 11

  • Lecture 29: Copland - Appalachian Spring         
  • Lecture 30: Shostakovich Symphony No.5

 

September 18

  • Lecture 31: Shostakovich - Symphony 10             
  • Lecture 32: The Ones that Got Away